The Japanese website myjitsu published an article where they talk about the little interest generated by the premiere of the second season of Tokyo Revengersreviewing some situations that could have led to such a big fall in popularity of the franchise that It was once one of the most popular and acclaimed anime of the moment.
The second season of Tokyo Revengers which corresponds to the arc “Christmas Showdown”, began airing on January 7 on various Japanese channels, expanding its broadcast to 37 stations compared to the 10 that aired the first part. Despite the fact that at one point a great media boom was generated, the franchise has stood out in recent months for being embroiled in negative trends.
First of all, it was announced that this anime would be broadcast globally through Disney+a news that worried fans because of the questionable way in which the mouse service practically “killed” great anime like Summer time Rendering either Bleach: Sennen Kessen-henkeeping its availability only in Japan until many months later.
Despite the expansion of terrestrial broadcasts, it is only available online exclusively on Disney+, with no distribution plans on Amazon Prime Video or Netflix, making it impossible to catch up on the series. In the age of streaming, exclusive distribution on a platform with a small number of members is a bad idea.
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Second, the end of the original manga serialization in issue 51 of the Weekly Shōnen Magazinebeing considered a terribly bad ending and much criticized, further turning off the hype to continue with this story.
Various comments have arisen regarding Tokyo Revengers What: «The original serialization is over, it’s been a while since the first season, and the distribution is in the worst state of being exclusive to Disney Plus and no one gets to see it.”, “It’s over with a fucking movement called exclusive distribution for Disney. No matter how interesting the title is, there really are a lot of people who won’t watch it unless it’s distributed by Amazon Prime Video or the dAnime Store.”, «The storyboard of the opening of the second season is very cheap, if you are not going to do it well, leave it».
Between the theme of distribution, harsh criticism at the end Y poor reception of the animation in the second season, Tokyo Revengerswhich was a benchmark and will cause the popularization of the gang theme in the media, is currently being seen in the dark. Could it be that this situation will improve with the issuance of the rest of the season?
Voice Cast Members:
- yuki shin What Takemichi Hanakagi
- Yuu Hayashi What Manjiro Sano
- Masaya Fukunishi What Ken Ryuguuji
- shunichi toki What Kazutora Hanemiya
- Shoutarou Morikubo What Tetta Kisaki
- Shou Karino What Chifuyu Matsuno
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka What Mitsuya Takashi
- tasuku hatanaka What Hakkai Shiba
- Azumi Waki What Hinata Tachibana
- tomokazu sugita What Taiju Shiba
- Mikako Komatsu What Yuzuha Shiba
- Koichi Hatsumi is in charge of directing the second season of the anime
- the animation studio LIDEN FILMS is in charge of producing the second season of the anime
- yasuyuki muto is in charge of the composition of the second season of the anime
- Kenichi Onuki Y keiko ota are in charge of the character design for the second season of the anime
- Hiroaki Tsutsumi is in charge of composing the soundtrack for the second season of the anime
the manga Tokyo Revengers is written and illustrated by Ken Wakuiand began its publication in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine from the publisher kodansha since March 2017. The manga has 29 compiled volumes published in total and a few weeks ago it was reported that the work exceeded 65 million copies in circulation.
On April 10, 2021, the manga Tokyo Revengers It would premiere its anime adaptation, which consisted of 24 episodes in total. the animation studio Liden Films was in charge of the production of the anime under the direction of Koichi Hatsumi and is legally available at crunchyrollwho made a dubbing into Latin Spanish.
Tokyo Revengers Synopsis:
Takemichi Hanagaki’s second year of high school was the high point of his life. She had respect, a group of friends he could count on, and even a girlfriend. But that was twelve years ago. Today, he is a nobody: a washed-up person who is mocked by children and who is always forced to apologize to his younger boss.
A sudden news report about the cruel murder of the only girlfriend he ever had along with his brother by the Tokyo Manji Gang only adds more “salt” to the wound. Half a second before a train ends his pitiful life forever, Takemichi flashes back to that same day 12 years ago, when he was still dating Hinata Tachibana.
After being forced to relive the very day his downward spiral began, Takemichi meets Hinata’s younger brother. Without thinking, he admits to his apparent death before regressing into the past. Takemichi urges him to protect the sister from him before inexplicably returning to the future. Miraculously, he is not dead. Stranger still, the future has changed, it seems Takemichi can alter the flow of time. Given the chance to prevent the tragic death of his ex-girlfriend at the hands of the Tokyo Manji Gang, Takemichi decides to fly back in time to change the course of the future.
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