Tokyo Revengers Announces Anime Adaptation and Live-Action Film

22.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

Tokyo Revengers, a popular manga that features in Weekly Shōnen Magazine, is getting an anime adaptation in 2021. ​Teaser visuals and a promotion video featuring original illustrations by the manga’s creator Ken Wakui were released on June 19, 2020. Ken Wakui’s other well-known works include Shinjuku Swan.

Tokyo Revengers has been published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since 2017, selling over 4 million copies. Tokyo Revengers follows the story of Takemichi Hanagaki – a man who leads a miserable and jobless adult life. He learns one day that the woman whom he had dated in middle school many years ago was a victim of cold-blooded murder by the Tokyo Manjikai Gang. With an unexpected turn of events, Takemichi gets caught in a timeleap and is sent 12 years back in time to the peak years of his life. He gets the chance to see the face of Hinata Tachibana once again ー the girl who was the only sole lover in his life, and is to be murdered in the future. Takemichi learns to face the challenges that he used to run away from and change himself so he can save Hinata. This is a story of revenge.

June 19 is the date that the Tokyo Manjikai Gang was formed. The promotional video, which was unveiled at midnight, shows dramatic scenes from the manga. At the end of the video, we get a glimpse of the teaser visuals for Takemichi, Mikey (Manjiro Sano), Draken (Ryūguuji Ken), Keisuke Baji and Kazutora Hanemiya.


Tokyo Revengers Anime Teaser Video

Ahead of the anime release, a teaser website and official anime Twitter account was launched. The latest updates will be announced on the new Twitter account so make sure to stay tuned.


The 30th edition of Weekly Shōnen Magazine which will be released on June 24, 2020 will feature Tokyo Revengers on the front cover and even include more information about the anime’s release. But that’s not all ー to top it all off, a live-action adaptation has also been teased.


©Ken Wakui, Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo Revengers anime Production Committee


  • Tokyo Revengers Manga Gets Live-Action Film Adaptation in Fall 2020

    19.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    A live-action film adaptation has been green-lit for Wakui Ken’s popular supernatural manga series Tokyo Revengers, and it will release in Japan this fall.


    Tokyo Revengers has sold over 30 million copies. When it was first serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump, it was lauded for its super-cool characters, Takemichi as a protagonist who grows as he time leaps, the strong bonds between characters, and the many moving lines that are said throughout the story.


    The story follows Takemichi Hanagaki, who lives in a run-down apartment and is treated like a fool by his boss who is younger than him. While watching the news, Takemichi learns that his girlfriend from way back from middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has been killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. One day, he finds himself transported back 10 years to his middle school days where he must save Hinata, turns his life around, and chase down the Kanto region’s most evil gang.


    Wakui Ken, the writer and illustrator of the Tokyo Revengers manga, said of the live-action adaptation: “The moment I heard the names of the people cast for the film, I could picture them all on screen in my head!”


    The film is being produced by Shota Okada, who also commented: “I remember I would always read magazines and think to myself, ‘I want to make a really cool film that’d get anyone pumped!’ The moment serialisation of Tokyo Revengers began, I was ecstatic, and thought, ‘This is it! This is the one!’ I ask all of the people waiting to see who’s cast as which character to wait just a little bit longer. We’ve got an incredible cast and staff line-up, and we’re knee-deep in production. For now, you’ll have to use your imaginations while you wait for the next announcement!”


    A manga page made in promotion of the live-action film was released, which we have translated below.

    Manga Panel Translation:

    This just in, breaking news about the hugely popular manga series ‘Tokyo Revengers,’ serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump

    “You’re kidding, right? Are you serious?”

    A live-action film adaptation will be released in fall 2020

    “A live-action film? Wait, so what means…”

    He’s going to play the part of Takemichi Hanagaki”


    Official Twitter and Instagram pages for the adaptation are now live. Just who’s going to be playing the role of Takemichi? Stay tuned for more information


    ©2020 “Tokyo Revengers” Production Committee