2021 was good for the Tokyo Revengers manga as it had a live-action film opening this past fall and it had a two-cour anime adaptation as well. Previously, it was revealed that another anime project is coming to adapt the Christmas Showdown arc from the manga. The first series saw distribution through Crunchyroll for its simulcast and we learned recently that Disney and Kodansha looked to collaborate more in Japan and which had them working with the Disney+ service to bring this series out for streaming. The show saw a worldwide exclusive on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar when it debuts in January 2023.
With the home video side, Pony Canyon is releasing the series on DVD and Blu-ray beginning on March 15th, 2023 where the three DVD sets are priced at 7,000 yen and the three Blu-ray sets are priced at 8,000 yen. The third set is coming up in May and we now have a look at the cover for that final volume of the series. Check the full schedule and details below.
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, Masaya Fukunishi as Ken “Doraken” Ryūgūji, 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, Mikako Komatsu as Yuzuha Shiba, and Tomokazu Sugita as Taiju Shiba
The newly announced members include Masaaki Mizunaka as Keisuke Baji, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Takashi Mitsuya, Subaru Kimura as Haruki Hayashida, Yukihiro Nozuyama as Ryōhei Hayashi, Kengo Kawanishi as Nahoya Kawata, Daisuke Ono as Yasuhiro Mutō, and Eiji Takeuchi as Nobutaka Osanai.
The opening theme song is “White Noise” by Official HiGE DAndism and eill is handling the ending theme song for the series with “Koko de Iki o Shite.”
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!!
|Booklet, Original CD, Clean Opening, Clean Closing
|Booklet, Original CD
|Booklet, Original CD, Digest Video
[Source: Christmas Showdown Arc]