Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: Dec. 16, 2020
The official website for the TV anime series adaptation of Ken Wakui's "Tokyo Revengers" manga series has released on Tuesday its first promotional video (PV) for the anime. The PV reveals the series' cast and staff along with its release date which is scheduled in April 2021.
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.
The series is based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ken Wakui. It is serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine since March 2017.
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.