With a live-action film set to open this fall, Ken Wakui’s manga series Tokyo Revengers revealed last summer that an anime TV series is in the works for 2021. The spring series earlier this weekend found itself picked up by Crunchyroll for streaming with details to come as the launch gets closer. The weekend also had some news out of Japan with some cast updates below as well as the reveal of an April 10th, 2021 premiere. Additionally, it was confirmed that will is handling the ending theme song for the series with “Koko de Iki o Shite.”
The series has Koichi Hatsumi directing it based on the scripts by Yasuyuki Muto. Kenichi Ohnuki is on board with Keiko Ota on character designs with LIDEN FILMS handling the animation production.
The previously announced Japanese cast includes:
- Yūki Shin as Takemichi Hanagaki
- Azumi Waki as Hinata Tachibana
- Ryota Ohsaka as Naoto Tachibana
- Yuu Hayashi as Manjirō “Mikey” Sano
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Ken “Doraken” Ryūgūji
The newly announced cast includes:
- Takuma Terashima as Atsushi “Akkun” Sendо̄
- Yūya Hirose as Takuya Yamamoto
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Makoto Suzuki
- Shouta Hayama as Kazushi Yamagishi
- Satoshi Hino as Masataka “Kiyomasa” Kiyomizu
Kodansha Comics picked the series up for release back in 2018 and has been releasing it digitally since.
Plot Concept: 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!!