Review Vol.16 Tokyo Revengers – Manga

The situation has never turned so into a nightmare for Takemichi. In his time, Mickey is dead, and the Toman has become more dangerous than ever. In a desperate attempt to shed light on the events, the leader of the first brigade saw Naoto die, so he finds himself stuck in the past, at a time when the Tenjiku led by Izana Kurokawa was going to rock Mickey for good. At the bottom of the abyss, Takemichi gives himself up to who he thinks is Naoto. Then joining Draken and Mickey, he discovers the link that unites the leaders of the two enemy camps, a key to understanding the evolution of the situation.

Without a doubt, Ken Wakui delivers here the most ambitious arc of Tokyo Revengers since its debut. He already heralded the coming battle as crucial, so the events that concluded the fifteenth book confirmed that Takemichi faced the most perilous situation possible. No possible failure since the hero no longer has the right to return to his time before resolving the situation, a hell of a challenge that sets high stakes for the future.

And this sequel is not content to move blindly, since the author quickly shakes up his story with certain revelations. Information that arrives in a somewhat haphazard way, that’s a fact, but whose merit is to constitute a red thread which will be reinforced page after page, in a volume which never ceases to evoke past events in order to consolidate the whole plot of the story. It’s hard to know since when the mangaka has planned such a turn, but his proposal largely holds up, confirming the importance of this arc in addition to leaving nothing to chance. Tokyo Revengers even takes on some Shakespearean airs with the key revelation delivered, promising an even denser and more dramatic sequel than what we have seen previously.

The pawns then seem in place, but Ken Wakui has not yet finished preparing his large chessboard, as confirmed by the last part of the volume which highlights a new character, connecting him once again to other figures. and story events. For someone who reads the manga without suffering the two-month wait between each volume, perhaps the surplus of sub-plots brings heaviness to the story. It is necessary to digest the information distilled for some time to connect the whole, but it is clear that the author does his best to leave nothing to chance when he deals with a new piece of his story. He thus brings a crucial end to the volume, a little easy on certain choices but nevertheless excellent in intensity, whether in his explanation of Izana’s real objectives which make sense or in Takemichi’s final position which finally shakes up. , and seems ready to do anything to avoid the impending hell that awaits the Toman and his loved ones.

If this sixteenth volume is less rich in action, it is by its scriptwriting progression that it proves to be particularly generous. And if Ken Wakui does not avoid a few facilities and can destabilize by the large number of subplots, it is by taking the time to link the information together that he confirms to us that the plot of his series is particularly well thought out. .