Tomokazu Sugita, Mikako Komatsu Join Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc’s Cast


Tomokazu Sugita and Mikako Komatsu have been revealed as some of the new cast members for the upcoming Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc. Sugita is playing the Black Dragon gang’s leader Taiju Shiba, while Komatsu is Taiju’s younger sister Yuzuha Shiba. 

A new trailer and visual have also been released for the anime, which is getting closer to its January 2023 premiere. Additionally, it was announced that the first three episodes of Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc will be screened in advance on December 24 at the main hall of Pacifico Yokohama’s Conference Center.

Tokyo Revengers‘ first season ran from April to September 2021. Reprising their staff roles for Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc are Kouichi Hatsumi as director, Yasuyuki Mutou as series composer, and Kenichi Ohnuki and Keiko Oota as character designers, Kunio Tsujita as color designer, Mitsuyoshi Yamamoto as photography director, and Hiroaki Tsutsumi as music composer. Rumi Matsumoto (Tokyo Mew Mew New background artist) is taking over as art director from Manabu Otsuzuki. LIDENFILMS remains the animation production company. 

Meanwhile, the returning cast includes Masaaki Mizunaka as Keisuke Baji, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Takashi Mitsuya, Subaru Kimura as Haruki Hayashida, Yukihiro Nozuyama as Ryouhei Hayashi, Kengo Kawanishi as Nahoya Kawata, Daisuke Ono as Yasuhiro Mutou, Eiji Takeuchi as Nobutaka Osanai, Yuuki Shin as Takemichi Hanagaki, Azumi Waki as Hinata Tachibana, Ryouta Oosaka as Naoto Tachibana, and Yuu Hayashi as Manjirou “Mikey” Sano. Masaya Fukunishi is replacing Tatsuhisa Suzuki as the voice of Ken “Draken” Ryuuguuji. 

Tokyo Revengers is based on the manga by Ken Wakui, which began in March 2017 and has 29 tankoubon volumes as of August 2022. It is currently serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine and published under the Kodansha Comics label.

Kodansha USA describes the story as:

Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he ever had was just killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his six-years-younger boss treats him like an idiot. Plus, he’s a complete and total virgin … At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days!! To save Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, hopeless part-timer Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto’s most sinister delinquent gang!!

The manga has also inspired a live-action movie and stage play. A sequel to the movie was announced this July.

Source: @anime_toman

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