When a manga is adapted to anime series, the sales of its paper version generally increase considerably as the television adaptation has more reach in the audience, making the work better known and standing out among other great titles.
This is something that has always happened with any anime that comes to mind. And this time, the new anime that has made his manga sweep in sales in Japan is none other than Tokyo Revengers, a work little known in these parts, but one that will undoubtedly soon have something to talk about.
Created by Ken Wakui in 2017 and with a total of 22 volumes to date, Tokyo Revengers is a shônen manga published in the popular Shônen Magazine whose plot follows Takemichi Hanagaki, a 26-year-old unemployed young man who learns that Hinata Tachibana, his ex-high school girlfriend, and her brother, Naoto Tachibana, are killed by the well-known criminal gang like the Tokyo Manji Gang.
Everything will change for Takemichi when he is pushed in front of a train and, for some reason, ends up being teleported 12 years ago, reliving his days when he was a delinquent in high school. Just when he reveals to Naoto that Hinata is going to die, Takemichi returns to the present and an alternate timeline is created in which Naoto has survived and is now a detective.
Naoto deduces that each time they hold hands, Takemichi can travel back in time. In this way, Takemichi is learning about the past and present to prevent Hinata from being murdered and thus save the life of his ex-girlfriend.
With the anime Tokyo Revengers Released last April, the manga’s sales have increased dramatically, selling more than five million copies and dethroning other popular titles such as Jujutsu Kaisen, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia.
Oricon’s July Top 20 by Series. pic.twitter.com/CUoeAHPsB7
— Shonen Jump News – Unofficial (@WSJ_manga) August 7, 2021
At the moment the manga Tokyo Revengers It is not available in Spain, but recently the Ivrea Argentina publishing house announced the acquisition of the manga license and that it will launch between September and October of this year, so it may not take long to land in our country.
What do you think of this new manga that is sweeping Japan?