Tokyo Revengers has been building up to its big comeback for its second season next year. To celebrate, it has released its first promo and talked about the first new cast members. The original manga series by Ken Wakui was already very popular, but the success of its first anime adaptation and live-action feature film took it to a whole new level. Now, the show is about to start up again, and Takemichi Hanagaki and the Tokyo Manji Gang will be right back in the middle of the action after what looked like a very dangerous end to the first season.
The first season of Tokyo Revengers ended on September 18 of last year. Just a few months later, in December, the anime was picked up for a second season.
At the Jump Festa 2022 event on December 18, it was confirmed that the Christmas Conflict Arc was already being made.
Even though fans were happy to hear that Tokyo Revengers would be back, they weren’t too surprised by the news. This is because the show is popular all over the world and there is a lot of source material from the manga series.
Even though Crunchyroll doesn’t share how many people watch simulcast titles, it’s not hard to see how popular Toman are around the world. More than 507,000 people have rated the first season of Tokyo Revengers on MyAnimeList, giving it an impressive (and well-deserved) score of 8.12/10.
On IMDB, it got an 8.1/10, Crunchyroll gave it a 4.6/5, and AnimePlanet gave it a 4.2/5. On many other user-review sites, it also got good scores and reviews.
“What I find most interesting about this show is how the main character wants to protect his girlfriend, but after only eight episodes, he’s already making connections with other people. I’ve grown attached to characters like Mikey and Draken because of how badass they are, and their changing relationship always keeps me on the edge of my seat because you know there will be a domino effect on events. – User MikuNakano223, via MyAnimeList.
Then there’s the availability of source material. Season 1 didn’t cover the whole original manga; episode 24 of season 1 only adapted up to volume 8 chapter 73 of Ken Wakui’s original manga series.
As of June 19th, Japan had published 28 volumes and 258 chapters. This means that there should be enough source material for at least two more anime seasons.
Before the official announcement, there were already rumors going around online that season 2 of Tokyo Revengers was already being made. This is because Tatsuhisa Suzuki’s talent management company told Yahoo News Japan that “production of the second season of the anime has already begun.”
But since that interview, it came out that Suzuki would be replaced by Masaya Fukunishi because his health was getting worse and there were rumors that he was having an affair with a female co-worker.
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Release Window Confirmed
Fans of Tokyo Revengers were happy to hear that the Christmas Conflict Arc was being made into a movie, but at the December Jump Festa event, there was no news about when season 2 would come out.
But a new teaser trailer for the second season just came out online, confirming that the popular anime show will be back in January 2023.
“The images show Hanagaki martial arts with a strong front, Chifuyu Matsuno, Takashi Mitsuya, and Hakkai Shiba, and Manjiro Sano and Ken Ryuguji staring at the martial arts. It has also been decided that “8.3 Conflict” and “Blood Halloween Edition” will be shown on each station starting in July, in preparation for “Christmas Eve” – Comic Natalie.
Unfortunately, a more specific date has not been given, but it seems likely that the anime will return to its regular time slot in Japan.
Fans can also expect season 2 to be shown all over the world at the same time on Crunchyroll starting in January 2023. The first episode of season 2 is likely to come out on either Saturday, January 1st or Saturday, January 8th.
Also, no one knows how many episodes will be in season 2. Season 1 had 24 episodes spread out over two courses (three-month programming blocks).