5 Facts to Know About Tokyo Revengers

  1. Tokyo Revengers is a manga series written and illustrated by Ken Wakui. It has been serialised in Weekly Shonen Magazine since March 2017. There is also a live-action adaption released in Japan in July 2021 and a stage play that ran from August 6 to August 22, 2021 in Tokyo, Osaka and Kanagawa. There is also a series of anime shorts featuring chibi versions of the Tokyo Revengers characters called ChibiReeve (Chibi Revengers) produced by Studio Puyukai which began airing April 2021.
  2. The series now also has an anime series adaption by Linden Films that started airing April 2021. It is directed by Koichi Hatsumi, features scripts by Yasuyuki Mutō, character designs by Keiko Ōta, sound direction by Satoki Iida and music composed by Hiroaki Tsutsumi. The series aired on MBS. The opening theme is called ‘Cry Baby’ by Official Hige Dandism and the ending is called ‘Take a Breath Here’ by eill. The second ending is called ‘Tokyo Wonder’ by Nakimushi.
  3. In February 2020, the manga had over 3 million copies in circulation. In May 2021, the manga had 17 million copies in circulation. In June 2021, the manga had over 20 million copies in circulation. In July 2021, it had over 25 million copies in circulation. And as of August 2021, the manga has over 35 million copies in circulation. This makes Tokyo Revengers the third best-selling manga series in the first half of 2021 (with Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen being the top 2 selling manga).
  4. The manga won the 44th Kodansha Manga Award for the Shonen category in 2020.
  5. In 2021, the Western localised versions of the anime censored the Buddhist manji swastika – the symbol used by the Tokyo Manji Gang. This was done in order to avoid potential controversy that may arise from confusion between the Buddhist manji swastika and the similar-looking Nazi swastika.

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