Tokyo Revengers is one of many anime franchises that made the leap to live-action. With the first movie arriving in 2021, it seems that the time-traveling epic will return for a sequel next year. Luckily for fans of the anime franchise, there are plenty of stories left to adapt for this film series from Warner Bros Japan. Alongside the announcement of the sequel, Tokyo Revengers has also released a new trailer for the upcoming movie dropping in 2023.
The story of Takemichi Hangaki first arrived as a manga series in 2017 from creator Ken Wakui, following an aimless young man who is taken back into his high school days in an effort to save the former love of life from gang violence. Attempting to change the timeline by stopping the formation of the gang responsible for his ex-girlfriend’s death, the manga series recently announced that it had over sixty-five million copies in circulation, with the second season of the anime also slated to arrive next year.
Warner Bros Japan released the new announcement that Tokyo Revengers 2 was on the way next year in Japanese theaters, expanding on the epic time travel tale:
If you want to dive into the anime adaptation of Tokyo Revengers, the first season is currently available to stream on Crunchyroll, with the streaming service releasing the following official description:
“Takemichi Hanagaki is a freelancer that’s reached the absolute pits of despair in his life. He finds out that the only girlfriend he ever had in his life that he dated in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, had been killed by the ruthless Tokyo Manji Gang. The day after hearing about her death, he’s standing on the station platform and ends up being pushed over onto the tracks by a herd of people. He closes his eyes thinking he’s about to die, but when he opens his eyes back up, he somehow had gone back in time 12 years. Now that he’s back living the best days of his life, Takemichi decides to get revenge on his life by saving his girlfriend and changing himself that he’d been running away from.”
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