BEASTS Creator Released Itagaki Already has mastery of drawing monstrous creatures in his own series, which is probably why Warner Bros. went to the award-winning manga creator to draw an official illustration for The suicide squad Japanese release. Itagaki’s the poster shows Harley Quinn wearing her maniacal smile and King Shark just wanting some food.
Itagaki said she was “captivated by the unique villains” in the film and that it was “dazzling to see the villains abandon their moral values and go on a rampage.”
The suicide squad opened in Japan on Aug 13 and has since made 390 million yen in the region, in contrast to Birds of prey, who made 510 million during his run, and the first Suicide Squad in 2016, which made 1.76 billion yen. The drop is likely due both to the Delta variant of COVID-19 which is rampaging across Japan, deterring people from going to the movies, and the demographics likely to see the movie are not the usual type of ‘go to the cinema.
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Daryl Harding is the Japan correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel on Japan called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.