Anime review: Tokyo Revengers

Tokyo Revengers

Number of Episodes: 24
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Shounen, Drama
Studio: Linden Films
Premiered: Spring 2021

Synopsis

Takemichi Hanagaki’s second year of middle school was the highest point in his life. He had respect, a gang of friends he could count on, and even a girlfriend. But that was twelve years ago. Today, he’s a nobody: a washed-up nonentity made fun of by children and always forced to apologize to his younger boss. A sudden news report on the Tokyo Manji Gang’s cruel murder of the only girlfriend he ever had alongside her brother only adds insult to injury. Half a second before a train ends his pitiful life for good, Takemichi flashes back to that same day twelve years ago, when he was still dating Hinata Tachibana.

After being forced to relive the very same day that began his downward spiral, Takemichi meets Hinata’s younger brother. Without thinking, he admits to his seeming death before flashing back to the past. Takemichi urges him to protect his sister before inexplicably returning to the future. Miraculously, he isn’t dead. Stranger still, the future has changed. It seems as though Takemichi can alter the flow of time. Given the chance to prevent his ex-girlfriend’s tragic death at the hands of the Tokyo Manji Gang, Takemichi decides to fly through time to change the course of the future.(from myanimelist.com)

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Review

Tokyo revengers is a highly anticipated anime this spring season of 2021. Going into this anime, I was not sure if I would be hooked up with it. First of the main character is wimpy and very emotional. I usually want my MC the cold kind and Takemichi was not it. Despite Takemichi being a cry baby, I was able to watch the whole season because of the mystery the other characters.

The Draken and Mikey frienship is friendship goals. Also, the whole story has a lot of relationships interwoven with each other. The episode where the Tokyo Manji gang was formed was very wholesome. Everything began to go downhill from there but it was a good flash back episode. It explains a lot, when it came to what happened between Mikey and his friends (the founding members).

The story was an emotional roller coaster ride which was well thought of. It had characters self sacrificing characters. I am invested in Takemichi changing history to stop the killing of his friends. As for favorite characters, it would be Fuyumi who was truly loyal until the end. I just like his vibe. As for friendships, all in the story are worthy to talk about. The whole anime was good and it OP song reminded me of 90s anime. I am enticed to read the manga now that the first season has ended.

At first, I was hesitant to continue but the last episode was just the push I needed to know what happened. As of now, it is a 4 hearts rating since I like it but I need more from it. Somehow, I need Takemichi to do something inventive to stop the killings. Also, the age of the characters were too young for the violence they have experienced. Rape and other criminal acts happened in this story. This being the reason for brawls or scheduled fights makes it disturbing since it concerns the young. Although, the whole story are about gangs it is still disturbing. I would still recommend it since the story is good despite this details.


I was in the mood to watch an anime and Tokyo revengers sounded good. It was a surprise that I am invested in it. Looking forward for season 2, but will still read the manga just to get ahead of the anime. I am weird this way.

Thank you for reading..

-R


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