Tokyo Revengers manga gave us action along with the science and fiction genre that we never knew we needed but desperately do. Each and every plot twist which comes in this book are enough to make us gulp in excitement about what is to happen next in the series. These books have been penned down as well as illustrated by author Ken Wakui. We have been having regular updates of this manga in the form of a serial since back in 2017 when it was published in the Weekly Shonen Magazine by Kodansha. Also, an anime has also been developed based on the manga series which released in April of 2021. This manga has become legit so successful amongst the other popular and dominant manga shows, that people have been loving it for the very unique story as well as the new concepts which it serves us with. Also, a live and action film based on the tale of this manga is going to release very soon in Japan this year in July. Well, we are here to firstly discuss the sales of this manga series which has been skyrocketing among the people living not only in Japan but also in different parts of the world.
Last year in February, we saw that this manga sold over 3 million copies. But what will amaze you, is the number which Tokyo Revengers has sold this year. According to the latest count done in May of 2021, there are more than 17 million copies sold of Tokyo Revengers which is surely a major milestone in the journey of this manga series. This also implies the fact that Tokyo Revengers has gone on to upstage some of the other very, very popular mangas dominant in the media right now. It has outsold big titles such as Attack on Titans as well as One Piece. This surely is a big accolade given how much the latter stories are loved by the fans and selling more copies than these, is something out of the ordinary. But the thing is, Tokyo Revengers sits peacefully behind other manga titles such as Jujutsu Kaisen along with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Given the pace with which the copies of Tokyo Revengers is selling out, this manga series can even pass out the line set by these latter manga titles.
Why Is Tokyo Revengers Manga So Popular?
Well, why does Tokyo Revengers is becoming so popular among manga fans? This surely has to do with the fact that this book series has one of the most intriguing plots ever given out to us on a silver platter. The story throws light on Takemichi Hanagaki who is 26 years in age. He has been living an idle life all this while and has no hopes from his mediocre style of doing things. Hanagaki has no dreams, no aspirations and life has just become some very tiring thing he has to carry out in order to survive. Until one day, the tables turn around and he gets the purpose Hanagaki has been longing for. Tokyo Manji Gang killed off his ex-girlfriend from middle school as well her younger brother Naoto. Soon enough, someone from the gang has his name on their pointer too as he was being pushed in front of the train in order to be killed.
But instead of dying, he is transported back to 12 years into the past in 2005. Things start taking a very weird turn in his life as he goes through the days of his middle school once again and tells the younger brother of his girlfriend that he will die along with her elder sister. As soon as he does so, he gets transported back to the present age where things are now altered. As it so happens, Naoto is well and alive and is living his life as a detective. When the two meet in the present, Takemichi tries explaining to Naoto about the time glitch which he has experienced and the latter understands it with utmost patience. Together, they take a vow to protect Hinata, Hanagaki’s ex-girlfriend from the Tokyo gang which is trying to kill people. There are much more revelations about time travel that you have to find out by reading the manga yourself.