The Fable (2019) – Japanese Film Will Make You Smile

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The Fable – this Japanese film will make you smile, as it is an entertaining ride. It is based on the famous Manga graphic comics from Japan, which depicts the life of a skilled assassin.

A youngster from our family recommended this action-comedy movie to us so that we could enjoy it on a weekend. After we had watched this movie, we were smiling joyfully.

Synopsis of The Fable (2019) Movie

Jun’ichi Okada plays the lead role of a highly trained assassin in this movie. Now, this mob hitman is ordered to become a normal law-abiding citizen.

Since his childhood days – he was trained to become a dispassionate enforcer and ruthless assassin. Nowadays, he is well-known for his professionalism and independent thoughts. In the underworld folklore of Japan, he is simply known as Fable. And yes, he charges premium prices for his assassination service.

However, he was forced by circumstances to take a sabbatical from killing assignments, get a new pseudonym Akira Sato and move away to Osaka hideaway.

Ratings of The Fable (2019) Movie

FM’s rating3.60/5
Rotten Tomatoes rating as of the date71% Audience Score
Panos Kotzathanasis / Rotten Tomatoes This film is occasionally silly, cheesy, and imbalanced but damn me if it isn’t one of the most entertaining movies of the year and one of the best manga adaptations I have seen during the latest years.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Fable (2019) film.

Spoiler Free Review of The Fable (2019) Movie

The introduction

This Japanese film was like a breadth of fresh air in an action-comedy genre. It provided us with perfect escapism in the tension-filled reality of our daily lives. This action comedy movie will certainly make one smile, on more than one occasion. As we said earlier, we heard about this movie from a young kid in my family, who is an avid fan of Manga comics.

We are pleasantly surprised

At the onset, we must admit honestly that we have not seen many Japanese language movies. Besides, we have yet to read a Manga. Therefore, we kept our fingers crossed. However, this film came as a pleasant surprise. This movie is based on the Manga comics The Fable series published from November 1, 2014, to November 18, 2019.

About the said Manga comics

Please allow me to share the excerpts from the said Manga comics.

Fable is a legendary hitman who has completed numerous jobs for a variety of clients. After concluding his latest assignment, the number of people he has recently killed becomes too high, and he is ordered by his boss to lay low for a year. He is suggested that having to adapt to life as an ordinary citizen might prove a valuable experience for his future work.
He is to be accompanied by the woman who acts as his driver, and the two will assume new identities as siblings. However, their boss warns them that they will both face a deadly punishment if Fable kills anyone during his time off. Thus begins Akira and Youko Satou’s joint one-year sabbatical from the underworld.

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What did we like about this film?

The hero (Jun’ichi Okada) and his sidekick (Fumino Kimura) in this film have done praiseworthy hilarious acts. It made us admire the well-choreographed action scenes. Also, in case, just like me, you love the funny movie scene shared in this article, then please go ahead and watch two hours long Japanese action-comedy movie. Now, allow us to share a funny scene showcasing Japanese humour in a scene from this movie.

Spoilers Alert – a funny scene from this 2019 Japanese film
A funny video clip from The Fable movie

If you adore this comical scene, then go ahead and savour this movie.

The conclusion

Now, we plan to watch many more movies and series from Japan. This film has got us hooked. It is a Japanese Supaisu (スパイス – masala/spices) movie that manages to tickle my funny bones. And if you too like this film then check out the next part of the movie, The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill. Both the films are good and should be seen to pass your time. We liked watching this good time-pass film. Enjoy!

Poster of The Fable (2019) Movie

The Fable (ザ・ファブル) film – poster.

Key details about The Fable (2019) Movie

GenreAction, Comedy
Japanese (ザ・ファブル Za faburu)
ReleasedJune 2019
DirectorKan Eguchi
WritersKatsuhisa Minami (original manga) & Watanabe Yusuke (screenplay)
CastJun’ichi Okada, Fumino Kimura, Mizuki Yamamoto, etc.
AwardsFantasia Film Festival 2019 – Outstanding Action Movie – Kan Eguchi
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2019 – Best Asian Film – Kan Eguchi
About – The Fable (2019) film.

Trailer of The Fable (2019) Movie

Trailer – The Fable film | YouTube.

Featured & Other Images: The Fable Film | Netflix.

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