On Sunday, Deadline, an entertainment news website, announced that Disney+ has officially announced the streaming of Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku Arc (Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku-hen) anime. This new arc is the latest installment in the anime adaptation of Ken Wakui’s popular Tokyo Revengers manga.
While the specific regions were not mentioned, it is worth noting that in the United States, the Tokyo Revengers anime is streamed on Hulu, a platform majority-owned by Disney, rather than Disney+.
The anime is scheduled to debut in Japan this October on MBS, TV Tokyo, and AT-X.
New cast members for the anime include:
- Tetsu Inada as Kanji Mochizuki
- Seiichirō Yamashita as Kakucho
- Daisuke Namikawa as Ran Haitani
- Hiro Shimono as Rindo Haitani
- Kouki Uchiyama as Shion Madarame
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Izana Kurokawa
Wakui launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2017, concluding the series on November 16. Weekly Shōnen Magazine is currently serializing the Tokyo Revengers Extra spinoff manga, which delves into the origins of the Tokyo Manji Gang.
The English release of the manga is handled by Kodansha USA Publishing. The story follows Takemichi Hanagaki, who receives devastating news of his middle school girlfriend, Hinata Tachibana, being killed by the villainous Tokyo Manji Gang. Trapped in a shabby apartment with thin walls and belittled by his much younger boss, Takemichi is a socially inexperienced individual. But when he finds himself unexpectedly time-leaping twelve years into the past, back to his middle school days, he seizes the chance to change his fate, save Hinata, and rise to the pinnacle of Kanto’s most notorious delinquent gang.
The manga’s first anime adaptation premiered in April 2021 and was streamed by Crunchyroll as it aired in Japan. The anime introduced the thrilling Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown arc on January 7, consisting of 13 episodes. Additionally, Disney+ and Hulu provided streaming services for the series.
Based on the manga, the first live-action film debuted in Japan in July 2021, becoming the top-grossing live-action film of the year. Crunchyroll also offers streaming of the film. The two sequel live-action films, Chi no Halloween -Unmei- (Bloody Halloween -Fate-) and Chi no Halloween -Kessen- (Bloody Halloween -Decisive Battle-), premiered in Japan on April 21 and June 30, respectively.
Disney+ has confirmed its plans to stream several exciting projects this year, including the Phoenix: Eden17 anime and the Dragons of Wonderhatch live-action/anime hybrid projects. The worldwide exclusive streaming rights for Synduality: Noir anime will be held by Disney+, coinciding with its premiere in Japan on Monday. However, in the United States, Hulu will feature a dedicated page for Synduality: Noir instead of Disney+.
Source | Deadline (Liz Shackleton)