Ken Wakui’s manga launched in 2017; TV anime adaptation, live action movie
This year’s 26th issue of Kodansha, Weekly Shonen Magazine, revealed that Ken Wakui’s Tokyo Revengers manga will enter its final arc in the magazine’s next issue on the 2nd.
Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English and it describes the story:
Following the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend back from high school, Hinata Tachibana, has passed away. The only girlfriend he’s ever had has just been killed by a group of villains known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lived in a dingy apartment with thin walls, and his boss six years younger than him treated him like an idiot. Plus, he remained a virgin until the end of his life… At the peak of his bottom life, he suddenly went back twelve years back to his high school days!! In order to save Hinata, and change the life he spent on the run, the hopeless part-time Takemichi must aim at the head of Kanto’s most sinister gang of thugs!!
Wakui launched the manga in Kodansha, Magazine Weekly Shonen magazine in March 2017, and Kodansha published the 21 volumes of the manga on 17. Kodansha Comics published the 19th volume digitally in English on February 9.
The manga is getting a television anime adaptation that premiered on April 10. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan. The manga is also the inspiration for a live-action film that will hit theaters on July 9.
Wakui serialized the Shinjuku Swan manga in Kodansha’s Youth Magazine from 2005 to 2013 with 38 volumes. The manga inspired a six-episode live-action television series in 2007 and two live-action films in May 2015 and January 2016.