Tokyo Revengers News: Thanks to the great momentum caused by its anime, the Tokyo Revengers manga is achieving very good sales in Japan
One of the anime that premiered in the spring season was Tokyo Revengers. Based on Ken Wakui’s manga, which is published by Kodansha publisher, it has garnered attention in recent months.
So much so, that sales of the printed original compete at a good level with other very popular series. Those are the cases of Jujutsu Kaisen and Kimetsu no Yaiba. The latest data from Oricon paints an interesting picture.
Tokyo Revengers is selling wonderfully
It turns out that their sales, at least as far as this year is concerned, are outpacing both One Piece and Shingeki no Kyojin. This story is currently published in the Weekly Shonen Magazine, and its protagonist is Takemichi Hanagaki.
He is a dead-end clerk at a bookstore who learns of the murder of his former girlfriend. Grieved by the news, he heads to the subway train when he is pushed onto the tracks.
But instead of being beaten to death, he is transported 12 years into the past. This is how he changes some facts in his life, but comes back. All because Naoto Tachibana, the younger brother of his girlfriend, can bring him back to the present day by simply touching his hand.
This is how both, already in the present, hatch a plan to save Hinata, Naoto’s sister and Takemichi’s girlfriend. This young man goes back to the past seeking to change the future.
The anime is available via Crunchyroll
Or in the case, his own present from him. But things will not be so easy in a world where gangs and their dangerous but charismatic leaders mix. So far in 2021, Tokyo Revengers has sold around five million copies of its manga.
Meanwhile, One Piece barely carries more than a million. Perhaps this success is due to the fact that this series presents a fresh story with new characters. It is something that always attracts attention.
Elements like gangs and time travel have always fascinated Japanese audiences. In the case of One Piece, it’s fair to say that the current arc has already been spread too far for its own good.
Readers cannot be blamed for searching for something new as Monkey D. Luffy and Kaido’s battle unfolds. Tokyo Revengers did so well that it won the Best Shounen award at Kodansha’s 2020 Manga Awards.
The anime’s broadcast will end in late summer, so it will continue to drive sales of the manga. We will have to see how 2021 ends.