Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc Receives Premiere Date, Ending Song Details


A January 7 (effectively January 8 at 2:08 AM JST) Japanese premiere date has been announced for the Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc anime.

It was also revealed that the ending song will be “Kizutsukedo, Aishiteru” by TUYU.

The first season of Tokyo Revengers ran from April to September 2021. The anime 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 returning staff for Tokyo RevengersChristmas Showdown Arc include 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 OtsuzukiLIDENFILMS 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. 

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

Source: @anime_toman (1), (2)

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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