Four years after the murder he committed, Akira Sato aka The Fable (Junichi Okada) lives a life like an ordinary person. In his new life, he works as a part-time graphic designer, and lives with his younger sister, Yoko Sato (Fumino Kimura).
Elsewhere, Utsubo (Shinichi Tsutsumi) who was never killed by The Fable disguised himself as an NPO employee. In his disguise, he lives with a hitman named Suzuki (Masanobu Ando), and a girl named Hinako Saba (Yurina Hirate).
Hinako is a girl who was paralyzed by an incident four years ago. One day, Hinako, who was about to heal her paralysis, met Akira Sato. He didn’t know that Sato was The Fable he saw four years ago. From that meeting, slowly brought Akira Sato to action again. Unlike before, he tried to act without killing anyone.
“The Fable: The Killer Doesn’t Kill” (2021) is a sequel to “The Fable” (2019) that presents a different feel. In this sequel, the audience will see the human side of the legendary killer The Fable. As well as being available on Netflix, the film is slated to premiere in Australia .
Humane Without Losing Action
As already mentioned, this sequel will further highlight the human side of The Fable. It can be seen from the first hour of this film which shows the daily life of The Fable as Akira Sato. Starting when he worked as a part-time graphic designer, until his interactions with his younger brother. Seeing every scene in the first hour will make ordinary viewers think that The Fable is not a legendary killer.
The audience will also be presented with the daily life of Utsubo et al as NPO employees. Despite masquerading as an ordinary person, Utsubo still commits a number of despicable acts. Be it to one of The Fable’s co-workers, or to Hinako who lives with him.
Although there are many displays of human elements, a series of actions can still be seen in this film. Every action scene is presented with blood and explosions that are so real. There is also a touch of slow motion in some scenes, as well as dramatization spices. All of that makes each action scene feel real, thrilling, and beautiful at the same time.
The only thing that is less prominent in this film is the music scoring. The music presented in this film is relatively small. However, this does not make the sequel to “The Fable” lose its spurs.
Junichi Okada’s Varied Acting
In this sequel, Junichi Okada is able to present a variety of acting. He not only presents The Fable’s fighting abilities, but also brings out the human side of the legendary assassin.
Through his acting, the audience will see that The Fable is also an ordinary human being who has feelings, has silly behavior, and wants to live peacefully like ordinary people. Junichi also managed to bring The Fable to have interesting chemistry with several characters. Such as Yoko Sato, Hiraki Soba, and several of his co-workers.
Shinichi Tsutsumi appears quite impressive as Utsubo who is cunning and deceitful. Meanwhile, his co-star Masanobu Ando performed well as a fierce and comical Suzuki. Fumino Kimura successfully played Yoko Sato. The sister of The Fable who looks like an ordinary woman, but has great fighting skills.
The one who stole the most attention was Yurina Hirate. In this film, he is able to portray the figure of Hiraki Soba whose legs are paralyzed due to an incident four years ago. Through his acting, he managed to invite the audience to explore the depths of Hiraki Soba’s emotions, as well as his struggle to live a better life. Hiraki’s presence adds to the human side of the sequel to “The Fable”.
Some of his small roles are able to present comical acting. Such as Takoda, played by Jiro Sato, and Jackal, played by Daisuke Miyagawa. The comical acting of the two makes the sequel to “The Fable” have a sense of humor in it.
Overall, “The Fable” The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill” managed to be a capable sequel. Through this sequel, the audience will see the human side of The Fable, the legendary killer. This sequel also still presents a series of action scenes that are worth watching.