Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: March 31, 2020 at 6:47 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for Ken Wakui's "Tokyo Revengers" manga series revealed on Wednesday that the manga series has exceeded 10 million copies in circulation worldwide. The author and the whole team behind the manga showed their appreciation to the fans through a Twitter post and humbly invited them to look forward for the upcoming TV anime series premiering in April.
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And earlier, once again, the largest full-volume reprint in history was applied, and the cumulative total exceeded 10 million copies!
I didn't expect it to exceed before the anime started!!
Thank you so much to our readers!
The anime will finally start next month, and the live-action movie will be released in July.
Thank you for your continued support of "Tokyo Revengers"!!
The Tokyo Revengers manga series is written and illustrated by Ken Wakui and has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine since March 2017.
The series inspired a TV anime series which will begin broadcasting on April 10, 2021 on MBS, TV Tokyo, BS Asahi, AT-X and 6 other stations in Japan.
Animation studio LIDEN FILMS is producing and animating the series with Koichi Hatsumi serving as the series director. The scripts is written by Yasuyuki Muto and character designs are being handled by Kenichi Ohnuki and Keiko Ōta. Satoki Iida is serving as the music director with Hiroaki Tsutsumi as the music composer.
Cast includes Yūki Shin as Takemichi Hanagaki, Azumi Waki as Hinata Tachibana, Ryota Ohsaka as Naoto Tachibana, Yuu Hayashi as Manjirō "Mikey" Sano, and Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Ken "Doraken" Ryūgūji.
A live-action film adaptation was announced in February 2020 and was originally set to open in Japan on October 9, 2020, but in June 2020, the film has been delayed due to the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Kodansha describes the anime as: Takemichi Hanagaki's life is at an all-time low. Just when he thought it couldn't get worse, he finds out that Hinata Tachibana, his ex-girlfriend, was murdered by the Tokyo Manji Gang: a group of vicious criminals that has been disturbing society's peace for quite some time.
Wondering where it all went wrong, Takemichi suddenly finds himself travelling through time, ending up 12 years in the past—when he was still in a relationship with Hinata. Realizing he has a chance to save her, Takemichi resolves to infiltrate the Tokyo Manji Gang and climb the ranks in order to rewrite the future and save Hinata from her tragic fate.
Source: Tokyo Revengers manga Official Twitter