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THE FABLE: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill
Feature Films
Running time
131 min
Japanese Theatrical Release
June 18th, 2021
Junichi Okada, Fumino Kimura, Yurina Hirate, Masanobu Ando

The ultimate mission for the toughest hitman!

Save a girl from a ferocious double-dealing villain. Without killing anyone.


Give him 6 seconds and he could kill anyone...

The Fable (played by Junichi Okada) is a legendary hitman feared in the underworld. One day his boss orders him to, "kill no one and live like a regular man for a year." Given a new identity as Akira Sato, Fable starts anew as "a regular man" with his partner Yoko (Fumino Kimura), who pretends to be his younger sister. He lands his first-ever regular job at a graphic design office where his child-like drawings amuse his employer (Jiro Sato) and colleague, Misaki (Mizuki Yamamoto). Everything appears peaceful in the town but evil lurks in the shadows. Utsubo (Shinichi Tsutsumi) runs a non-profit organization for the "protection of children" but behind this facade he meticulously plans the deaths of youths. Together with Suzuki (Masanobu Ando), a formidable assassin, Utsubo makes a complex plan to kill Fable to avenge his brother's death. Oblivious to the plan, Fable encounters a woman named Hinako (Yurina Hirate) who doesn't recognize him but years earlier he had failed to save her in an assignment and now she is in a wheelchair. Little does he know that the reunion will turn his peaceful life upside down...!