A little something to make us all look forward to the next year: a surprise announcement made via the launching of a new website revealed that the Ken Wakui manga series Tokyo Revengers is getting a TV anime adaptation. The series is set for a 2021 release, with no exact date announced yet as of this writing.
A teaser video featuring scenes from the manga was also posted on the official website to announce the series. Check out the video here!
A special teaser visual by manga author Wakui was also revealed in the website.
It appears that production work on the series is still in its very early stages, as even the studio set to handle the animation is yet to be announced.
The manga is being published digitally in English by Kodansha Comics, which describes the story as such:
“Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he ever had was just killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his six-years-younger boss treats him like an idiot. Plus, he’s a complete and total virgin … At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days!! To save Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, hopeless part-timer Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto’s most sinister delinquent gang!!”
Tokyo Revengers was first launched in 2017 in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine. The publisher has just released the manga’s 17th compiled volume last May 15 in Japan. For the English digital release, the latest released volume is the 15th volume.
The manga is a huge hit in Japan, with over 4 million copies in circulation.
Warner Bros. Japan also adapted the series into a live-action film set for an October 9 release in Japan. The movie is directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa (live-action Kakegurui) starring Takumi Kitamura in the lead role.
Source: Anime News Network
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