After five years, the Tokyo Revengers manga is coming to an end with just one more chapter to publish. Until then, fans have a lot to say about the final twist. Complaints about the direction of the series began when the author announced the beginning of the final arc, and this was demonstrated by users of social networks.
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Seeing that the previous arc had ended perfectly, most didn’t understand the need to continue the story. The goal of saving Hina had been completed, but this time Takemichi jumped back in time to save Mikey. Many had claimed that it was all forced and that the series really could have ended. It certainly didn’t make things any better when the final arc started to introduce new characters and kill off favorites like Draken.
The most recent criticism comes after the release of the penultimate chapter of Tokyo Revengers where, due to some time travel, all of the series’ conflicts have been resolved in a single chapter, spanning just fifteen pages and a collage of panels.
Everything the series had been building up to was resolved through time travel magic, which while somewhat explained in a previous chapter, still didn’t make any sense to fans. It’s not just the fact that all the characters and issues were “fixed”, but also the huge plot holes left behind from what seems like a very rushed ending. Many of the friendships formed throughout the series are tested and drawn closer due to the events surrounding the characters, with all of that being “arranged” by Takemichi and Mikey.
It’s understandable why fans of the series are so upset with this twist, over 200 chapters of plot, character development, and more were essentially wiped out in the span of a few pages. Some fans on social media are even referring to the ending as “Disney-style,” with everyone getting a happy ending. Although mostly negative responses, some fans argue that after everything Takemichi went through, this happy ending is well deserved.
Seeing how this penultimate chapter turned out, fans are wondering what the last chapter will be like. As shown in the final panel of the previous chapter, chapter 278 introduces us to the long-awaited wedding between Hina and Takemichi with all the other characters cheering and several even crying for the happy couple.
Some other fun details to note about this great big wedding are that Mitsuya was actually the one who designed and sewed Hina’s wedding dress, and presumably Takemichi’s white suit as well. Perhaps the best little detail, however, is Draken and Emma, who in this timeline are married.
With over 50 million copies in circulation worldwide, Tokyo Revengers is Kodansha’s most successful series since Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan, which remains one of the best-selling manga of all time with over 100 million copies. copies sold.
Liden Films, the studio behind Tribe Nine and the reboot Rurouni Kenshinhas adapted Wakui’s story into an anime series. Directed by Koichi Hatsumi (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King) and written by Yasuyuki Muto (Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway), the first season premiered in April 2021 and the second season is scheduled to debut in January 2023, which will begin with the arc of Christmas Showdown.