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- Movie: The Fable: A Contract Killer Who Doesn’t Kill (literal title)
- Romaji: The Fable: Korosanai Koroshiya
- Japanese: ザ・ファブル 殺さない殺し屋
- Director: Kan Eguchi
- Writer: Katsuhisa Minami (manga)
- Release Date: February 5, 2021
- Distributor: Shochiku
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Akira (Junichi Okada) is the legendary killer known as The Fable. Following the order of his boss and due to being overworked, he lives peacefully with his partner Yoko (Fumino Kimura) as ordinary siblings. Akira still works part-time at design company Octopus with CEO Takoda (Jiro Sato) and employee Misaki (Mizuki Yamamoto). CEO Takoda and Misaki are unaware of Akira's background as an assassin.
Meanwhile, Utsubo (Shinichi Tsutsumi) is a representative for an NPO. But, Utsubo works with contract killer Suzuki (Masanobu Ando) to set people up for extortion purposes. They target someone at design company Octopus.
- Based on manga series "The Fable" by Katsuhisa Minami (published from 2014 in Japanese manga magazine Weekly Young Magazine). The manga is the winner of the general category of the 41st Kodansha Manga Award in 2017.
- Related titles:
- The Fable (2019)
- The Fable: A Contract Killer Who Doesn't Kill| The Fable: Korosanai Koroshiya (2021)
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