“tokyo avengers” It is a worldwide success today, I think there is no doubt about that, but the truth is that in Japan it has become a modern reference on a par with “jujutsu kaisen“, “Spy x Family“and others that currently dominate manga sales. And that’s what I’m here to talk about today: how Ken Wakui’s work has not stopped growing since a key moment: the premiere of his anime.
The Tokyo Avengers anime allowed an explosion like few others in recent years
Then I leave you with the tweet from the hand of MangaMogura which, collecting the new total sales data of “Tokyo Revengers”, has painted a very clear picture for its growth:
And basically what the tweet explains is the following:
- Currently, Tokyo Revengers has 65 million copies in circulation in total. This figure is divided into 58 million manga sold in Japan and 7 million sold in the rest of the world. ❗
- What is truly spectacular is that MangaMogura points out that, between June 2021 and July 2022, sales of the Tokyo Revengers manga have multiplied by 30. ❗
- What happened in April 2021, two months before this explosion started? Well, Tokyo Avengers premiered its anime, one that was broadcast until September 2021 and for which we have a season 2 announced. ✔️
- For those who have doubts, Tokyo Revengers publication originally started in March 2017. In other words, in just over 1 year after the premiere of his anime, Ken Wakui’s work has sold much more than in the previous 4 years of activity. ✔️
Honestly, I find it quite fascinating the boost that the “Tokyo Revengers” manga received as a result of the anime when, personally, I consider it by FAR the weakest anime of all the recent phenomena we have experienced. I mean, if you compare it to things precisely like “Jujutsu Kaisen” or “Spy x Family,” the “Tokyo Revengers” anime falls far behind. Even so, the situation is what it is, and the premiere of season 2 will already be a consolidated success like few others.
Synopsis for Tokyo Avengers
Takemichi Hanagaki’s life is at its worst. Just when he thought things couldn’t get any worse, he discovers that Hinata Tachibana, his ex-girlfriend, has been murdered by the Tokyo Manji Gang: a group of fearsome criminals who have been threatening the peace of society for some time.
Hanagaki begins to wonder when things went wrong, until she suddenly travels back in time 12 years ago – when she was still in a relationship with Tachibana. Hanagaki realizes that he now has an opportunity to save her, and for this he infiltrates the Tokyo Manji Gang, with the aim of climbing positions in her ranks and managing to change the future to save Tachibana from the tragic outcome. her.