Tokyo Revengers Review: A Reason To Fall In Love With Sci-fi Anime Again
Numerous anime shows are airing these days and most of them are new and are being quite popular among fans. One such show that is coming out as the best anime and making its way to the top is; Tokyo Revengers.
Tokyo Revengers is an ongoing manga series written and illustrated by Ken Wakui. It started serializing in 2017 and as of today, it has 22 volumes in total.
Last year, in June, an anime adaptation of Tokyo Revengers was announced by Liden Films. The series is being directed by Koichi Hatsumi who has worked under big banners like Akira, Berserk, and Cowboy Bebop.
On April 11, the show kicked off with its first episode being aired on various platforms and by a glance, it looks quite promising. It was trending everywhere and fans were excited about this anime.
Seeing this excitement among fans, it was important to talk about this show. So, keeping this thought in mind this article is prepared to cover all the necessary details that will make you a praiser of this wonderful series.
What Tokyo Revengers Is About?
Tokyo Revengers follows the story of a 26-year-old virgin guy, Takemichi Hanagaki who lives a pathetic life being dominated by his landlords, his boss and even little kids.
One day, he comes to know that Tachibana Hinata, his only girlfriend from middle school days, is now dead and a mysterious gang, Tokyo Manji is behind this incident.
Somehow, Takemichi goes back 12 years back in time and finds himself in his middle school days again. Now, he has the chance to save his only girlfriend and to turn back all the past events in his favour.
For making this possible and saving Hinata, Takemichi aims for the top of Japan’s most deadly biker gang, Tokyo Manji.
Why You Should Watch Tokyo Revengers?
A show doesn’t become popular without any reason, some factors make it special and unique from others.
Tokyo Revengers is just like that, which is making it one of the favourite series of many anime viewers. The fanbase is growing enormously and people who are unaware of this series are amazed at its huge success.
“Why is it such a successful show and what’s the reason behind its popularity?” Everyone is asking these questions and this article is going to answer all your questions regarding Tokyo Revengers.
So, let’s dig deeper into the topic to get the most out of it and look at the factors responsible for its popularity.
1. Based On Time Travel
Sounds unrealistic but anime fans tend to watch shows that are solely based on the concept of time travel.
As the anime industry is flooded with action, adventure, and romance genres so such type of shows excites them because it brings up something new and refreshing with it.
And, Tokyo Revengers is doing the same thing this time. After a long 2-3 months of action-packed Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack On Titan fans searching out for something new and Tokyo Revengers is the only thing they need right now.
Steins;Gate, Future Diary, Erased are some of the well-known anime based on time travel and are praised by everyone.
Similar to them, Tokyo Revengers also follows this concept and is literally doing very good in attracting the audience towards this series.
So, it will not disappoint you if you are really into anime like this one.
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2. A Simpler Version Of Sci-fi
When it comes to sci-fi anime then understanding its theme and storyline becomes challenging for anybody and it’s true, you can’t deny this fact.
Whether you talk about Parasyte, or Code Geass, or Made In Abyss, or Steins;Gate, all are such a great piece of work. Still, they are not for everyone because of their complicated plot and twists. These shows demand an intellectual and knowledgeable audience.
But, Tokyo Revengers is not like that. Its storyline is so simple that even a newbie can watch it. Despite being a sci-fi anime, it delivers its message to the audience in a very effective and impactful way.
In just 3 episodes it has shown that it can be one of the best sci-fi anime that can be watched by any type of age group.
Keeping it straight forward and simple, that’s what Tokyo Revengers is about and you will be delighted to see such a wonderful show that put forward the elements of science and fiction together.
3. Inspiring Story Of A Loser
The protagonist of the show is the main attraction of the show and it is a fact. The first thing that anyone looks out for in a new series is its main character.
And if there is an inspiring journey behind that character then fans don’t intend to miss this chance.
Takemichi Hanagaki, the main protagonist of Tokyo Revengers, starts his journey as a pathetic loser who is disrespected by everyone. He lives a miserable life being traumatized by his landlords every day.
When he comes back in time, to his middle school days, the same thing happens to him being beaten and bullied by his superiors.
But, after realising what he has to do and what he has to earn, he begins to change himself and makes himself tougher and tougher every day.
He looks kinda stupid (well most main protagonist looks the same) but his journey from being a loser to become the No.1 in Japan’s top biker gang, is a treat to watch and a source of motivation as well.
Because once a loser is always “not a loser” and Takemichi is the perfect example of it.
4. Cool Looking Characters
The first thing that caught my attention towards this series was its dashing and charismatic looking characters. After a long time, such type of characters is picturised on the screen.
The character sketches gives the vibes of 80s-90s Japan when biker gangs were in existence. Baggy pants, classic hairstyles, tattoos, and vintage bikes all look so cool that falling in love with this series is obvious.
After the introduction of Sano Manjiro & Ken Ryuguji in the anime, the show is looking more interesting as they add value to the main cast and storyline.
The stylish characters in this series give a solid reason to watch anime once again.
5. Dominance Of Tokyo Revengers Manga
Many of you will not be aware of the fact that Tokyo Revengers was the best manga of 2020.
Yes, you heard it right. In 2020, Tokyo Revengers grabbed the “Best Manga Award” in the Shonen category of the 44th Kodansha Manga Award. This achievement is enough to say how great this series is.
So, don’t judge only by the name or just looking at the anime, dive into the manga as well to know the real value of Tokyo Revengers.
Where To Watch Tokyo Revengers?
Tokyo Revengers is available on Crunchyroll for the fans outside of Asia.
Muse Asia YouTube channel is also streaming this exciting show for its viewers. So, you can watch it there too.
Those who desire to read the Tokyo Revengers Manga can head to the official site of Kodansha Magazine or can buy it from Amazon Kindle as it is available there.
Tokyo Revengers is the most anticipated anime of 2021 and the audience is enjoying this show very much.
The series has just started and from the beginning, it is looking exciting and promising. After a long time, an anime like this has come and fans are showering their love towards it.
After outshining the top anime and manga’s, Tokyo Revengers wrapped up its 24-episodes long Season 1 in a very classy way. The last episode of Tokyo Revengers ended on a cliffhanger scene and fans are going crazy about what happens next in the series. They can’t hold back to watch Tokyo Revengers Season 2 and are looking forward to its release date.
So, you should also start watching this series if you haven’t till now, maybe it will become one of your favourites.
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