Antagonist of Tokyo Revengers Performs Special Version of the Anime’s Ending Theme
Enigmatic artist Nakimushi is the artist behind the second ending theme of globally-popular anime series Tokyo Revengers. Now, a special version of the song has been released, sung by a very fitting performer: Shunichi Toki, who plays one of the show’s antagonists, Kazutora Hanemiya.
The song, ‘Tokyo Wonder,’ has resonated with anime fans for it’s rock-meets-digital sound. The original singer, Nakimushi, has also become popular with Gen Z for his complete anonymity, keeping his face, age, and name under wraps.
Check out the new version of the track. What do you think?
Tokyo Revengers Ending 2, ‘Tokyo Wonder’ (Kazutora ver.)
The stem data and instrumental version of the track is now freely available on the song’s special site. Using the stem data, creators can freely manipulate the track itself, seeing how each piece came together to make the final product. These freebies will be available until December 31, 2021. For more information on how to download the songs, visit Nakimushi’s website or Twitter page.
The music video for Tokyo Wonder has been viewed more than 1.7 million times on YouTube, and also ranked in the Apple Music J-Pop Top 10 ranking in 28 countries. It also ranked in the iTunes Store Top 10 in 14 countries. The non-credit ending video has amassed over 6.3 million views on YouTube in the two months since it’s release.
Tower Records Cafe to Collaborate with Tokyo Revengers for Special Menu
Tokyo Records Cafe will hold a special Tokyo Revengers cafe in three cities around Japan–Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. Fans of the series won’t want to miss this special collaboration menu inspired by popular characters from the series!
Phase 1 (Top): Takemichi and Chifuyu’s Omurice / Tokyo Manji Gang Team Pasta
Phase 2 (Bottom): Chifuyu’s Tonkotsu Rice Bowl / Tokyo Manji vs. Black Dragon Sandwich
Phase 1 (Top): Inui’s Cocoa Pancakes / Hina’s Apple Pie
Phase 2 (Bottom): Holy Night Cake / Mitsuya and Hakkai’s Sweets Plate
Tokyo Revengers Latte
Collaboration Drinks (Phase 1)
Collaboration Drinks (Phase 2)
Exclusive Happy Birthday Sweets
Tokyo Revengers Original Take-out Bottle (Phase 1/Phase 2)
Cafe Reservation Bonus: Sticker (Phase 1)
Cafe Reservation Bonus: Sticker (Phase 2)
Menu Order Bonus: Postcard (Phase 1)
Menu Order Bonus: Postcard (Phase 2)
Bonus for Customers Spending ¥4,000 or more: Name Card (Phase 1)
Bonus for Customers Spending ¥4,000 or more: Name Card (Phase 2)
The collaboration menu is inspired by the story and characters of the globally-popular anime and manga series. Guests can enjoy special offers, exclusive goods, and illustrations drawn exclusively for this event. Who is your favorite?
Tower Records Cafe x Tokyo Revengers
Tower Records Cafe Omotesando
Address: Imon Harajuku Building 2F (6-3-9 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Running: October 7 – October 31, 2022
Phase 1: October 7 – October 19, 2022
Phase 2: October 20 – October 31, 2022
Take-out Drinks are available from 13:00-18:40
◇Omotesando Time Schedule
① 11:00-12:20 ② 12:50-14:10 ③ 14:40-16:00 ④ 16:30-17:50 ⑤ 18:20-19:40
Tower Records Cafe Nagoya Sakae Skyle
Address: SKYLE 9F (3-4-5 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya)
Running: October 22 – November 14, 2022
Phase 1: October 22 – November 2, 2022
Phase 2: November 3 – November 14, 2022
Take-out Drinks are available from 13:00-18:40
Twitter : https://twitter.com/trc_nagoya
◇Nagoya Sakae Skyle Time Schedule
① 11:00-12:20 ② 12:50-14:10 ③ 14:40-16:00 ④ 16:30-17:50 ⑤ 18:20-19:40
Tower Records Cafe Umeda NU Chayamachi
Address: NU Chayamachi 6F (10-12 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka)
Running: October 7 – November 6, 2022
Phase 1: October 7 – October 21, 2022
Phase 2: October 22 – November 6, 2022
Take-out Drinks are available from 13:20-19:00
Twitter : https://twitter.com/TRC_NUchaya
◇Umeda NU Chayamachi Time Schedule
① 11:20-12:40 ② 13:10-14:30 ③ 15:00-16:20 ④ 16:50-18:10 ⑤ 18:40-20:00
Buy Collaboration Goods: https://tower.jp/revengers-goods
Tokyo Revenger Voice Actor Yu Hayashi Performs King Gnu’s ‘Sakayume’ for CrosSing Cover Song Project
17.July.2022 | MUSIC
In March 2022, the cover song project CrosSing was launched. Amassing instant popularity, tracks featured as part of the project have pulled in hundreds of millions of views. The project has featured popular voice actors Maaya Uchida, Kana Hanazawa, and Akari Kito.
On July 13, voice actor Yu Hayashi took to the stage to perform a cover of King Gnu’s Sakayume.
Yu Hayashi is a popular voice actor and singer who is well-known as the voice of Manjiro Sano in Tokyo Revengers and Ino Takuma in Jujutsu Kaisen. He’s also member of the vocal unit SCREEN mode. The song the artist chose to perform, Sakayume, was used as the ending theme for the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film. The actor commented that he put all his energy into his singing, as he has special feelings for the work, having performed in the film. The exquisite balance of Hayashi’s powerful vocals and delicate expressions create something that shouldn’t be missed.
A special video showing the artist recording the track has been uploaded to YouTube.
Sakayume (from CrosSing) – Yu Hayashi (Recording Movie)
Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage has also been posted to the official CrosSing TikTok page. A special interview will be released on July 15 at 20:00.
Two campaigns have also been announced. The first is a follow and retweet campaign, and two lucky winners will receive Yu Hayashi’s autograph! To enter, just follow CrosSing on Twitter and TikTok and retweet the selected tweets.
A LINE MUSIC Playback campaign is also underway, and those playing the song over 300 times in the first two weeks will receive a special autographed image. More details will be posted to Twitter, so keep an eye out!
The compilation album CrosSing Collection Vol.1 will be released on September 21, 2022. In addition to many of the songs performed as part of the CrosSing project, Rain by Kana Hanazawa will be included as a bonus track. The song was used as the ending theme for Makoto Shinkai’s film The Garden of Words. There are no other plans for this song to be released in any other format, so be sure to snag this CD! Preorders are open on the Canime online shop.
Keep an eye on CrosSing as the 2nd Season continues to heat up!
XG’s 2nd Single ‘MASCARA’ Debuts at #1 on iTunes Charts in 17 Countries
13.July.2022 | MUSIC
Japanese hip-hop R&B girls group XG released their second single MASCARA on June 29, 2022. In only a few short weeks, the track has made big waves around the world.
MASCARA managed to reach #1 on the iTunes Song Chart (Alternative) in 17 countries. It also reached #25 on the WorldWide iTunes Song Chart, which combines results from 175 countries around the world. On the Billboard JAPAN HOT 100 chart for July 6, MASCARA ranked 48th. The CD Box was sold out within one week of its release.
Since the song’s release, the group has appeared on a series of popular Korean music shows such as Mnet’s MCOUNTDOWN, KBS 2TV’s MUSIC BANK, and MBC’s Show! Music Core. XG’s performance on MCOUNTDOWN on June 30 has already been watched over 1.39 million times, while their performance video from SBS’s THE SHOW on July 5 ranked first in Japan on YouTube’s fastest-rising ranking. The girls have an incredibly strong stage presence and are scheduled to appear on five music programs in a row going forward. This is unprecedented for a Japanese girl’s group.
Fans of the group have been posting dancing videos on TikTok and YouTube since the song was released, and many posts describe the choreography during the chorus as the ‘shuriken dance.’
On July 11, a making-of video from the set of the MASCARA visual was released on YouTube, showing off the girl’s individual personalities.
XG – MASCARA (Photoshoot | Behind The Scenes)
XG – MASCARA (Official Music Video)
With tons of new content incoming and tons of popularity already growing worldwide, expectations are high going forward, so keep an eye on XG!
Debut Song from18-Year-Old AI Singer ERROR Featured on TV Show Junk Sports
12.July.2022 | MUSIC
Amadeus Topline is a music creation app, and a certain song created using the software has been selected as the ending theme for Fuji TV’s Junk Sports. The song Kotoba is the debut song of 18-year-old ERROR, who made her debut in the singing audition Power of Song in July 2022. By using Amadeus Topline, creators can shorten the very time-consuming process of finding a good melody during the composition process.
ERROR Track #1 – Kotoba
Amadeus Topline is a powerful and simple melody creation app that allows music creators both novice and professional to compose songs in minutes. The melodies created by the AI can then be exported to outside music software to be polished.
Kotoba – ERROR (1st Single)
Release Date: July 10, 2022
Price: ¥5000/year (14-day free trial available)
Supported Platform: iOS
Official Site: https://amadeuscode.com/
Tokyo Revengers Real Escape Game to Open in Shibuya in Fall 2022
SCRAP, a company designing unique escape games, will be opening a Tokyo Revengers real escape game in Shibuya this fall!
The Tokyo Revengers manga series has been hugely popular, selling over 50 million copies and inspiring an anime series, films, and stage productions. The first Tokyo Revengers real escape game was held in February 2022, with two months of tickets selling out immediately after the event began.
The new escape room will be held this fall, with events happening all around Shibuya–the main location of Tokyo Revengers. Fans of the series will have a blast running around the streets of Shibuya, solving puzzles, and cooperating with characters from the show!
To commemorate the start of the event, a SCRAP x Tokyo Revengers stamp rally will be held around Shibuya from July 1 to July 24, 2022. Fans will need to find the members of the Tokyo Manji Gang by solving clues and collecting stamps as proof of their success. Anyone can participate in this free event! By finding every member, fans will receive an illustration card with an exclusive design.
More details on the real escape game will be released on August 17, so stay tuned!
Escape From the Never-ending Tokyo Revengers Conflict
Opening Fall 2022
Special Event Site: https://realdgame.jp/revengers-shibuya/
Stamp Rally Project – Find the Members of the Tokyo Manji Gang in Shibuya!
Running: July 1 – July 24, 2022
Stamp Rally Card Distribution Locations:
MEGA Don Quijote Shibuya / Shibuya MODI / Shibuya PARCO / Village Vanguard Shibuya / Animate Shibuya / Shibuya Tsutaya / HMV&BOOKS Shibuya / Shibuya LOFT / Bic Camera Shibuya East / Miyashita Park (2F ‘The Shibuya Souvenir Store’)
Special Site: https://realdgame.jp/revengers-shibuya/stamp-rally.html
Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc to Premiere in January 2023, First Key Visual Unveiled
22.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME
On June 19, the anniversary of the Tokyo Manji Gang’s formation, new information regarding the future of the Tokyo Revengers anime series was revealed.
The biggest announcement was that the series will return for the Christmas Showdown Arc in January 2023. The first key visual was also revealed. Takemichi looks particularly powerful, with Chifuyu standing diligently nearby along with the other fan-favorite characters.
The first season of Tokyo Revengers will be rebroadcast in Japan starting this July, and a special event will be taking place at Bellesalle Shibuya Garden in Tokyo on June 19! This will include photo spots, exclusive merchandise, and more. Those unable to attend in person will be able to purchase tickets to watch the event online.
Advertisements featuring characters from the series appeared at several train stations around Tokyo on June 13 and excitement for the next season is starting to grow. Keep an eye out for more information coming soon!
Tokyo Revengers – Christmas Showdown Arc
Premiering in January 2023
Official Site: https://tokyo-revengers-anime.com
Tokyo Revengers to Hold Collaboration Event in Shibuya’s RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK
From June 17 until July 10, the anime series Tokyo Revengers will inspire a number of special events at RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK in Shibuya!
The new campaign will feature photo spots, an original broadcast only viewable on-site, and a raffle to win exclusive original collaboration merchandise.
MIYASHITA PARK PARTY, a Special Summer Bargain
Special promotions available during the event period include discounts at participating stores, lucky bags, and more, promising to make this a happy summer for fans. For more information about the MIYASHITA PARK PARTY including participating shops and bargains, check out the special campaign website.
Win Tokyo Revengers x RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK Collaboration Goods!
Guests presenting a reciept for ¥3,000 or more (tax included) during the event period will be entered to win Tokyo Revengers x RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK collaboration goods.
A Photo Spot and Original Stream!
Guests will find three unique photo spots within RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK featuring nine characters from the series. Original broadcasts featuring Takemichi Hanagaki and Manjiro Sano will be aired on-site.
Available: June 17 – July 10, 2022
Locations: 2F South in front of L’ÉCHOPPE (Takemichi Hanagaki, Manjiro Sano, Ken Ryuguji)
2F South in front of THE SHIBUYA SOUVENIR STORE (Chifuyu Matsuno, Keisuke Baji, Kazutora Hanamiya) / 3F South in front of MINOTAUR INST. (Takashi Mitsuya, Haruki Hayashida, Ryohei Hayashi)
Running: June 17 – July 10 (Broadcast every 30 minutes during business hours.)
Don’t miss this special campaign filled with bargains, exclusive merchandise, lucky bags, and plenty more!
Tokyo Revengers × RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK
Running: June 17 – July 10, 2022
MIYASHITA PARK PARTY Special Site:
Tokyo Revengers Characters Appear on Posters at Tokyo Train Stations
Posters portraying several characters from the Tokyo Revengers anime series have been placed at several Tokyo train stations! These will be available to see from June 13 until June 19, with Mikey, the leader of the Kanto Manji gang, appearing at Shibuya Station. Fans of Mikey, Takemichi, Draken, Keisuke Baji, Chifuyu Matsuno, Takashi Mitsuya, Haruki Hayashida, Ryohei Hayashi, and Kazutora Hanemiya will want to go on a quest around Tokyo to see them all!
Manjiro Sano (Mikey): JR Shibuya Station (Near the Hachiko Exit ticket gate)
Takemichi Hanagaki (Takemichi): JR Yokohama Station (Inside the North ticket gate, near the bottom of the Yokosuka Line platform)
Ken Ryuguji (Draken): JR Tokyo Station (In the North Underground Walkway)
Keisuke Baji: JR Ikebukuro Station (Near the Central Ticket Gate restrooms)
Chifuyu Matsuno: JR Shinjuku Station (In the central underground passageway, near the Chuo Line Express platform)
Takashi Mitsuya: JR Harajuku Station (Near the Takeshita Exit ticket gate and Omotesando Exit elevator)
Haruki Hayashida (Pa-chin) / Ryohei Hayashi (Peh-yan): Kichijoji Station, Keio Inokashira Line (Platform 2)
Kazutora Hanemiya: JR Ebisu Station (Inside the West Exit ticket gate, near the Saikyo Line elevator)
*Please do not contact station staff regarding the posters.
Tokyo Revengers Official Site: https://tokyo-revengers-anime.com
Theme Song for Initial D The Arcade Arcade Finally Hits Streaming Services
Initial D The Arcade is the tenth game in the Initial D series. Released in February 2021, one particular song from the title has struck a chord with fans. After a long wait, SCRAMBLE EYES by MOTSU vs A-One, has finally been released on streaming services starting May 25!
SCRAMBLE EYES is a fast-paced track blended with sharp vocals and engaging rap. The speedy song is perfect for Initial D, bringing to mind being behind the wheel and driving at top speed. Fans have called the song addictive, and even those who aren’t a fan of the game have been applauding the track across social media.
MOTSU and A-One have both provided comments following the song’s release.
The name SCRAMBLE EYES was inspired by the bright headlights plowing through the darkness during a particular stage in Initial D The Arcade.
I’d be so happy if the listeners could get the same tingling sensation I felt when I met A-One for the first time.
I’m so thankful to be able to create music for Initial D, a series that brought me so much joy as a child.
And collaborating with MOTSU? I absolutely adore him, so I put all of my energy into this track.
If you work hard and don’t back down, your dreams will come true.
But one of my dreams hasn’t come true yet–playing this song live!
MOTSU, let’s do it someday!
Please enjoy this track and really feel the speed and excitement as you race towards your goals!
In 2023, an anime adaptation of MF Ghost, the sequel to Initial D, is scheduled to premiere. The series takes place in the 2020s, when self-driving cars are normal Japan, and focuses on Kanata Livington, a Japanese driver who goes back to Japan after graduating at the top of his class at a racing school in England.
New Tokyo Revengers Merchandise Available at Tower Records
25.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME
From June 3 until June 18, five Tower Records locations and Tower Records Online will be offering new Tokyo Revengers merchandise!
The Tokyo Revengers pop-up shop will appear at the Shibuya, Sendai PARCO, Nagoya Kintetsu Pass’e, Umeda NU Chayamachi, and AMU Plaza Hakata Tower Records locations. A selection of merchandise featuring newly-drawn illustrations from the popular anime series Tokyo Revengers will be on sale, showing everyone’s favorite characters battling the heat–and each other–with water guns!
During the event period, customers spending ¥2,000 or more will receive a special bromide as a bonus gift. Those not able to attend one of these five locations in person can also grab the new items at the Tower Records Online store, so don’t miss out!
Tower Records x Tokyo Revengers New Merchandise
Available: June 3 – June 18, 2022
Where to Buy: 5 Tower Records Locations, Tower Records Online
*Goods will also be available at AMNIBUS online
Official Site: https://tower.jp/
Tokyo Revengers and Rascal the Raccoon Collaboration Goods Coming in August
25.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME
This August, collaboration merchandise between the popular series Tokyo Revenger and the character Rascal the Raccoon will be available at anime and hobby shops nationwide and Chugaionline. Preorders are open now!
Pin (12 varieties)
Acrylic Stand – Mini Character Ver. (6 varieties)
Acrylic Figure Stand (6 varieties)
Stuffed Animal Phone Strap (6 varieties)
Rubber Heart Keychain (6 varieties)
The new collection includes adorable items featuring newly-drawn illustrations of everyone’s favorite characters spending time together. Fans won’t want to miss grabbing items with their favorite Tokyo Revengers character dressed up as Rascal!
©NIPPON ANIMATION CO.,LTD.
Tokyo Revengers x Rascal the Raccoon
Release Date: August 2022
Where to Buy:
Anime and hobby shops nationwide / Chugaionline
Tokyo Revengers Cafe to Open for Short Time at Mixalive TOKYO in Ikebukuro
A Tokyo Revengers collaboration cafe will open for a limited time at Live Cafe Mixa located in the Mixalive TOKYO entertainment complex in Ikebukuro. Fans can enjoy a menu filled with items themed after popular characters from June 1 until June 18, 2022.
Just like the inside of Pah-chin’s head?! Crispy Pie
Massive Teriyaki Burger
If You’re Hungry, Just Eat Fried Rice
My Favorite Machine (Mikey)
My Favorite Machine (Mitsuya)
The popular manga series Tokyo Revengers began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2017 and has sold over 50 million copies. The event, titled “Tokyo Revengers Formation Eve Rally,” will be held to celebrate the series’ anniversary. The venue will feature new visuals of the founding gang members, and original menu items based on each character will only be available here.
Live Cafe Mixa has collaborated with other popular series in the past such as Attack on Titan and A Couple of Cuckoos, making a huge splash on social media.
Enjoy plenty of dishes based on your favorite character!
Tokyo Revengers Cafe
Running: June 1 – June 18, 2022
Venue: Mixalive TOKYO 9F, Live Cafe Mixa
Address: 1-14-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Official Site: https://livecafemixa.mixalivetokyo.com/