‘Tokyo Vice’ Cast and Trailer

Tokyo Vice Cast - Every Performer and Characters in the HBO Max Series

The Tokyo Vice trailer features Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe and Rachel Keller. This article includes details about the official trailer for J.T. Rogers’ HBO Max series. Keep up with the latest industry headlines in Vague Visages’ News section.

Tokyo Vice follows an American crime reporter in Japan. As Jake Adelstein learns about the intricacies of the local underworld, he vows to dig deeper and receives advice from a hardened investigator. Meanwhile, an American hostess introduces the protagonist to influential gangsters. The HBO Max series is based on the real Jake Adelstein’s 2009 memoir. Here’s a breakdown of the Tokyo Vice trailer.

Tokyo Vice Trailer: Ansel Elgort as Jake Adelstein

Tokyo Vice Cast on HBO Max - Ansel Elgort as Jake Adelstein

Character Profile: A crime reporter in Japan. He refuses to return home and takes big risks in the Tokyo Vice trailer. Jake investigates the criminal underworld with the assistance of a local detective and an American hostess.

Elgort’s Resume: Tommy Ross in Carrie (2013), Gus in The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Caleb in Divergent (2014), Baby in Baby Driver (2017), Tony in West Side Story (2021)

Tokyo Vice Trailer: Ken Watanabe as Hiroto Katagiri

Tokyo Vice Cast on HBO Max - Ken Watanabe as Hiroto Katagiri

Character Profile: A Tokyo detective. He educates Jake about the dangers of the criminal underworld. Hiroto stresses the consequences of possessing crucial information in the Tokyo Vice trailer.

Watanabe’s Resume: Gun in Tampopo (1985), Katsumoto in The Last Samurai (2003), Saito in Inception (2010), Dr. Ishiro Serizawa in Godzilla (2014), Head Surgeon in Isle of Dogs (2018)

Tokyo Vice Trailer: Rachel Keller as Samantha

Tokyo Vice Cast on HBO Max - Rachel Keller as Samantha

Character Profile: An American expat in Tokyo. She befriends Jake and introduces him to a gangster named Sato. Samantha is portrayed as the protagonist’s love interest in the Tokyo Vice trailer.

Keller’s Resume: Simone Gerhardt in Fargo (2015), Syd Barrett in Legion (2017-19), Cassandra Pressman in The Society (2019), Jean in In the Shadow of the Moon (2019), Linda Kolkena in Dirty John (2020)


The Tokyo Vice  cast also includes Ella Rumpf (Raw, Succession), Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim), Hideaki Itō (Brave Hearts: Umizaru, Memoirs of a Murderer), Shô Kasamatsu (My Girlfriend Is a Serial Killer, Love You as the World Ends) and Tomohisa Yamashita (The Head, Dragon Zakura). This article will be updated with full character details when HBO Max releases Tokyo Vice on April 7, 2022.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.