Tokyo Revengers’ episode 23 shifts to the rom-com genre in the first half of episode 23 – a welcome change after Bloody Halloween.
One more episode left before the first season of Tokyo Revergers ends. After an emotionally volatile storyline, the final episode takes on a softer tone with Hina taking center stage. It’s certainly a welcome change from the dark tone Bloody Halloween offers, but this episode promises a twist in Toman as Mikey prepares to make his big announcement.
After visiting Kazutora in prison, Draken took Takemichi on a tour around his house where a brothel happened. There’s an embarrassing and awkward moment when Takemichi thinks Draken is giving him time with a prostitute and even looks forward to it. It’s strange, especially since Takemichi is said to be in love with Hina. For some context, sex with a prostitute is not considered adultery in Japan because money is the exchange.
Draken invites Takemichi into his room and thanks him for stopping Mikey from killing Kazutora. Without him, Draken admits that he would have done the same thing as Mikey and killed Kazutora as well. Toman was once again indebted to Takemichi.
Takemichi leaves Draken’s place and sees Emma, who is getting dressed and running straight into… Mikey’s arms?! Takemichi is even more shocked when Emma declares that she loves Mikey. Doesn’t Emma love Draken?
When Mikey and Draken were fighting for the same girl, Takemichi worried that he might see the performance of the August 3 battle, when Mikey and Draken were also on opposing sides. It happened so much that he wasn’t the only one worried: Hina went into detective mode and wanted to find out.
The three, along with Yamagishi, watched Emma and Mikey go on a date at a cafe. According to Hina, Emma’s eyes show how much she loves Mikey. Yamagishi reveals that Emma and Mikey have even taken the next step: they are living together! Hina got so angry that she headed straight for Mikey and Emma to confront them.
Worse still, Draken appeared with an annoyed expression. Takemichi is on the verge of an emotional breakdown as he watches Draken make way for Mikey, Emma, and Hina. However, the episode’s romantic feel is heightened when it turns out that Emma and Mikey don’t have some sort of secret romantic relationship – they’re half-brothers! Draken gives Emma a teddy bear as her birthday present and leaves shortly after.
Takemichi is invited to Toman’s next meeting – a meeting where Mikey will make a big announcement. Before he does, however, Mitsuya has a gift for him. As president of his school’s sewing club, Mitsuya has taken the liberty of making Takemichi’s Toman jacket – the first coat since he created uniforms for the six founders. It was the least Mitsuya could do, especially after everything Takemichi had done, from saving Draken to saving Mikey and Kazutora.
It was a huge honor for Takemichi, who had only recently started being a Toman, and although he was given Mikey’s Toman jacket after saving Draken, Takemichi never wore it – very maybe it’s because he doesn’t think he’s reached Mikey’s level and thinks he doesn’t deserve it. Even with his new coat, Takemichi still has a long way to go.
While the Toman meeting was in progress, Mikey walked to the top of the stairs with the two by his side. One was Chifuyu, and the other was what neither of them expected: Hanma from Valhalla. After what happened in Bloody Halloween, it’s strange that Mikey would have Hanma in Toman’s territory. Furthermore, it is clear that Hanma and Kisaki worked together to manipulate Kazutora into thinking that Baji had betrayed him, but Mikey was apparently unaware of Kisaki’s involvement in Baji’s death. Will Takemichi ever let him know? We’ll have to wait until the final episode to find out.