On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Ken Wakui, Tokyo Revengers, a promotional illustration was published for the next franchise event, titled “Tokyo Revengers: Special Event: Tokyo Manjikai Tachikawa Tsuu Ringu“, Which will take place on December 18 in Japan (same day as Jump Festa 2022). The event will feature the participation of the cast of voices from the project (except Tatsuhisa Suzuki, the voice of Draken), so important announcements could be revealed during their execution.
The series premiered in Japan during the Spring-2021 (April-June) season and ran for a total of twenty-four episodes, while Crunchyroll took care of its distribution in the West. For his part, Wakui began publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly Shonen Magazine from the publisher Kodansha in March 2017. The work already has more than 40 million copies in accumulated circulation.
- Koichi Hatsumi (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King, Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, Deadman Wonderland) was in charge of directing the anime at the studios LIDEN FILMS.
- Yasuyuki Muto (Basilisk, Deadman Wonderland, Sengoku Basara – Samurai Kings) was in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Kenichi Ohnuki (Golden Kamuy, Gundam Build Fighters) and Keiko Ohta (Ace Attorney, Hyakko) was in charge of the character design.
- Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Children of the Whales, Dr. Stone, Jujutsu Kaisen) were in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
Tokyo Revengers Synopsis
Takemichi Hanagaki’s second year of high school was the highest point of his life. He had respect, a gang of friends he could count on, and even a girlfriend. But that was twelve years ago. Today he is a nobody: a rickety nullity that children make fun of and that is always forced to apologize to his younger boss. Sudden news about the cruel murder by the Tokyo Manji Gang of the only girlfriend he had with his brother only adds insult to injury. Half a second before a train ends his sorry life forever, Takemichi returns to that same day twelve years ago, when he was still dating Hinata Tachibana.
After being forced to relive the same day his downward spiral began, Takemichi meets Hinata’s little brother. Without thinking, he admits his apparent death before turning to the past. Takemichi urges him to protect his sister before inexplicably returning to the future. Miraculously, he is not dead. Stranger still, the future has changed. It seems that Takemichi can alter the flow of time. Faced with the opportunity to avoid the tragic death of his ex-girlfriend at the hands of the Tokyo Manji Gang, Takemichi decides to fly through time to change the course of the future.
Source: Comic Natalie
(c) Ken Wakui / Kodansha / Animation “Tokyo Revengers” Production Committee