Coming out as one of the most successful anime of spring 2021, Tokyo Revengers have broken all the records at an unprecedented rate. Who had reckoned that an anime with action mixed with time travel, a hackneyed concept would be this popular. But, as they say, it is not the genre but the depth in the characters and a diligently executed plotline. The show has become a nemesis of the likes of Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia.
The manga series written and illustrated by Ken Wakui serves as the source material for the anime. A total of 24 volumes have been collected and published in Kodansha’s weekly shonen magazine.
Coming back to the anime, the writing was carried out by Yasuyuki Muto with Koichi Hatsumi steering the direction. The music in the show is provided by Hiroaki Tsutsumi and the production house involved is studio Liden Films.
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Release Date
The first season of the anime aired from April 11, 2021 to September 19 2021 consisting of 24 episodes. The last episode was seemingly a cliffhanger and owing to the overwhelming popularity of the show, many fans are ravenous for more content from the franchise.
The question mostly is, are they going to renew Tokyo Revengers for season 2?
From the maker’s side, no confirmation has been made yet. However, objectively it is highly likely that the season 2 will get renewed. Back in May, when the show had just begun airing many news leakers claimed that season 2 is under development and in lack of any verification, fans can take it for granted. The edifice of this claim given the success of the anime is sinuous. However, we cannot leave it unexamined.
Popularity Of The Show
The show has an outstanding rating of 8.5 on IMBD and 8.3 on MyAnimeList. The manga itself has over 35 million sold copies, making it the bestselling Kodansha manga of the year. It also was ranked among Crunchyroll’s top 10 anime list frequently.
Low Disc Scales
However, there is one anomaly in the form of low Dvd/Blu-ray sales. It was released in 6 volumes. The first volume sold only 2,942 copies. To put this number into perspective, Demon Slayer sold over 1.3 million units within this time. But this can’t alone serve as the basis of the decision for a season’s renewal. The manga alone has accrued enough profits that they would no longer have to rely upon its merch sales including Blu-Ray/DVDs.
Is There Enough Source Material?
There is also enough source material left for the manga to adapt from. Till now 18 volumes and 222 chapters have been released and season 1 adapted it, until volume 8 chapter 70.
From the above discussion, it became clear that season 2 is most likely to happen. Besides this, there are certain impediments that might affect the anime in one way or the other.
Firstly, just like Demon Slayer, the sequel to the anime could very much be followed by a feature film rather than a full-fledged season 2. Secondly, as the Liden Films is overburdened with 9 anime in its itinerary, it could possibly be replaced, given the profitability of the anime and the disposition to cash on it as soon as possible. As a result we could see the change in animation, whether qualitatively or not future shall decide.
In order to confirm these claims we will have to wait for a special event named Tokyo Manjikai Tachikawa Touring to be held on December 18, 2021. You will updated in case, we get any titbit or trivia regarding the sequel of the show.
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Story
The show basically revolves around Takemichi Hanagaki, who 12 years ago was a content man. He had friends that he could count upon, a girlfriend that he cherished, an overall dignified life. However, in present his existence is as miserable as a menial, devoid of any respect, dignity and even a girlfriend who was killed along with her brother from the hands of Tokyo Manji Gang.
Before he gets trampled on by a moving train, he was lost in the nostalgia of him and his girlfriend having a good time together. But he soon wakes up on the same day from where his reputation deescalated and meets his girlfriend’s younger brother and from this point of time he soon indulges in various excursions of the future to alter the future.