Based on the acclaimed Japanese manga series of the same name, THE FABLE: THE KILLER WHO DOESN’T KILL is the follow-up to Kan Eguchi’s 2019 action film, and continues the story of legendary hitman Akira Sato, aka The Fable (Junichi Okada). Known for his ruthlessness and quick kills, The Fable is ordered by his boss to “kill no one and live like a normal man for a year.” He lives peacefully with his partner, and works part-time at a digital design company Octopus. Fable frequently visits a park where he meets a young woman in a wheelchair named Hinako (Yurina Hirate). Unaware to Hinako, he saved her life four years prior, though it ultimately led to her disability.
Meanwhile Utsubo (Shinichi Tsutsumi), a sketchy representative for a non-profit organization, lurks in the shadows. Utsubo has unofficially adopted Hinako, and runs an organization for the “protection of children,” but behind this facade he meticulously plans the deaths of youths gone astray. Fable was once assigned to assassinate Utsubo, though was called off at the last minute. Now, it’s up to The Fable to decide if he will go against his boss’s orders and stop Utsubo, before Utsubo gets the chance to kill The Fable first.