XLrator Media has kicked up North American rights to Tokyo Tribe, an actioner from writer-director Sion Sono (Why Don’t You Play In Hell). Described as a “street-gang/martial arts action/hip-hop musical epic,” it stars Ryohei Suzuki and Young xlratorDais and is based on the manga by Santa Inoue. In a futuristic, alternate Tokyo made up of ghetto slums and nightclub playgrounds, territorial street gangs rule the city. When a megalomaniacal gang leader tries to invade the other gangs’ turf, the city explodes into an all-out war. “Audiences have never seen anything like Tokyo Tribe and will be blown away by its originality, energy and mind-blowing action and musical sequences that pay homage to everything from Quentin Tarantino to Scarface to West Side Story,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon, who negotiated the deal with XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin for Nikkatsu Corp. The film premiered at Toronto last year.