On the official site for the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Ken Wakui, Tokyo Revengers, the first promotional video of the project was published. The announcement included the voice cast, production team and revealed that the series has dated its premiere for the month of April 2021.
Wakui began publishing the manga in Kodansha publisher’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in March 2017. The publisher published the 20th compiled volume on December 17 in Japan, and the work surpassed 5 million cumulative circulation copies in August.
Cast of voices
Yuuki Shin as Takemichi Hanagaki.
Azumi Waki as Hinata Tachibana.
Ryota Ohsaka as Naoto Tachibana.
Yuu Hayashi as Manjirou “Mikey” Sano.
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Ken “Doraken” Ryuuguuji.
Koichi Hatsumi (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King, Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, Deadman Wonderland) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS Studios.
Yasuyuki Muto (Basilisk, Deadman Wonderland, Sengoku Basara – Samurai Kings) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
Kenichi Ohnuki (Golden Kamuy, Gundam Build Fighters) and Keiko Ohta (Ace Attorney, Hyakko) are handling character design.
Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Children of the Whales, Dr. Stone, Jujutsu Kaisen) are in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
Tokyo Revengers Synopsis
While watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his high school girlfriend, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girl who ever noticed was killed by a group of criminals known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. Takemichi lives in an old apartment with thin walls, and at work, his boss six years his junior treats him like garbage.
At the cusp of his life’s misery, he suddenly goes back twelve years to his high school days. To save Hinata and change the course of time, the once useless part-time worker Takemichi must seek to become the leader of Tokyo’s darkest criminal gang!