In 2021, Ken Wakui’s manga, tokyo revenge, was debuting as an anime series like many newcomers. After the resounding success of the manga, it could not be otherwise. With a first season already under its belt, fans are eager to check out the second season.
While the manga is still ongoing, it’s suddenly going to be cut short in its tracks.
The suspension of the manga
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world. The land of the rising sun is not spared, just like its neighbors in Asia. The spread of the virus has had a significant impact on various industries and the manga industry is no slouch.
Most recently, it’s Ken Wakui, the mangaka behind tokyo revenge who paid for it. Several cases of Covid-19 have been identified in the author’s entourage. For security reasons, the production of the manga had to be temporarily halted. At this time, there is no indication that Ken Wakui or any of his team members are affected.
The only information is that these few detected cases make it quite difficult to continue the manga. This is not the first time that the coronavirus has put a spoke in the wheels of the franchise. Also, there is no information on a resumption date.
A return to the past
Takemichi Hanagaki is a confused young man who doesn’t know what to do with his life. He can’t find a stable job and shows no sign of wanting to improve his situation. While he was having a perfectly normal day, an event will turn his life upside down.
He learns on the television news that his childhood sweetheart, Hinata Tachibana, died during an altercation between violent gangs. One of those responsible for his death is the group known as Tokyo Manjikai. While rehashing the past, Takemichi is pushed by a stranger and is about to be run over by a train.
But Takemichi does not die and when he opens his eyes, he finds himself back twelve years. He has just gone back in time and sees Hinata again. At that moment, he made the decision not to flee anymore and to do everything possible to change the course of events. To do this, he is even ready to join the Tokyo Manjikai.
A manga that hits
Created in 2017, Ken Wakui’s work is a great success. In just four years, the franchise has reached the mark of more than 50 million copies in circulation. It’s an impressive body and that’s a godsend for publisher Kodansha, because with Attack on Titan, it’s got its second headliner.
With such performances, the anime adaptation didn’t take long to see the light of day. In 2021, its adaptation was entrusted to the Liden Films studio and now has 24 episodes. The anime Tokyo Revengers has had a great success in its debut on the small screen and the continuation of the adventures of Takemichi is already highly anticipated.
If you haven’t read the manga or watched the first season yet, it might be time to get started. The anime is available on Crunchyroll streaming platform. For the digital version of the manga, you will be able to get it from Kodansha USA. As for the print version, it is available from Seven Seas Entertainment.