By Juliet Faure
– Posted on Mar 22, 2022 at 8:52 PM
Arrived in France in April 2019, the manga Tokyo Revengers, created by Ken Wakui, has become a must. In Japan, the title has no less than 26 volumes published. Nevertheless, while the manga is in its final arc, its publication would seem to be suspended for an indefinite period.
It is in a message published on the site Ryokutya2089, and translated by Siliconerathat we learn that the manga tokyo revenge would have been forced to take an indefinite break. Indeed, several people around Ken WAKUI, the author of the title, would have contracted COVID-19, thus making it difficult to publish the manga. For the time being, we do not know if the mangaka or one or more of his collaborators have themselves contracted the virus. However, no return to publication has yet been announced.
This is not the first time that the franchise tokyo revenge finds itself impacted by the coronavirus. In fact, the movie live action drawn from the manga had itself been delayed due to the pandemic and the problems it caused for production. The film was eventually released in 2021, quickly becoming the highest-grossing action film in Japan that year.
Tokyo Revengers: A manga that has become essential
For those who haven’t read the manga or watched the anime, tokyo revenge tells the story of a young adult named Takemichi Hanagaki. A real 26-year-old loser, he is content to make a living from odd jobs to odd jobs until the day he learns of the death of the only woman he fell in love with, Hinata Tachibana. The latter was simply murdered by the gang Tokyo Manji Kaialso called the Toman. As he prepares to take a train, Takemichi is the victim of a pusher. He will nevertheless wake up 12 years in the past, in the body of his adolescence and having retained all his memories of the present of his 26 years. Takemichi sees there the opportunity to save Hinata. As a reminder, season 2 of tokyo revenge was confirmed last December, although a release date has not yet been announced.