Tokyo Revengers Anime Casts Showtaro Morikubo, Takuya Eguchi

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The official website for the television anime of Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga revealed on Tuesday two new cast members and information on the series' newly opened YouTube channel. The newly announced cast members are:

Showtaro Morikubo as Tetta Kisaki, a man shrouded in mystery

Takuya Eguchi as Shuji Hanma, a man with a tattoo of "crime" on his left hand and "punishment" on his right

The series' new YouTube channel will stream three new programs. The mini-anime ChibiReve will depict the daily lives of the Tokyo Manji gang. The mini-anime will premiere on April 12, and new episodes will launch on Mondays. Wakui is supervising the anime. Yūki Shin, who plays the protagonist Takemichi Hanagaki, will star in the second planned program Yū-Chū-Bu (a Japanese wordplay on YouTube) in which he lives up to the name "Crybaby Hero." The program will premiere on April 3 at 6:00 p.m. JST, and it will stream every other Saturday. The series will also have a Tokyo Revengers Ra-Ji-O (wordplay on radio) show on the internet radio station "Otoizumi" and on YouTube. Voice actor Shin will be the host, and other actors will be guests and monthly radio personalities. Ryota Ohsaka. who plays Naoto Tachibana, will serve as the monthly personality for April. The radio show will debut on April 10 at 6:00 p.m. JST, and new shows will launch every other Saturday.

The anime will debut on the MBS channel on April 10 at 2:08 a.m. JST (effectively, April 11). The anime was originally scheduled to premiere at 1:35 a.m. JST. The anime will then air on TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting on April 11. The anime will also run on BS Asahi on April 18, AT-X on April 12, San-in Chūō Television Broadcasting on April 14, Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting on April 15, and RKK Kumamoto Broadcasting on April 23. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan.

The anime stars:

Yūki Shin as Takemichi Hanagaki (present day on the left, past self on the right)

Azumi Waki as Hinata Tachibana

Ryota Ohsaka as Naoto Tachibana

Yuu Hayashi as Manjirō "Mikey" Sano

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Ken "Draken" Ryūgūji

The cast for additional characters, including the top lieutenants in the Tokyo Manji Gang, are:

Koichi Hatsumi (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, Deadman Wonderland, Gangsta.) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS, and Yasuyuki Muto (Basilisk, Deadman Wonderland, Sengoku Basara - Samurai Kings) is in charge of the series scripts. Kenichi Ohnuki (Golden Kamuy, Gundam Build Fighters) and Keiko Ōta (Ace Attorney, Hyakko) are designing the characters. Satoki Iida is directing the sound, and Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Children of the Whales, Dr. Stone, Jujutsu Kaisen) is composing the music.

The other staff members include:

Mechanical/Prop Design: Hideki Fukushima Art Director: Manabu Otsuzuki Art Design: Naomi Ogura, Yuuho Taniuchi Color Key Artist: Kunio Tsujita Compositing Director of Photography: Mitsuyoshi Yamamoto 3D Director: Masato Hira Sound Director: Satoki Iida

The group Official HiGE DANdism are performing the opening theme song "Cry Baby." The artist eill is performing the ending theme song "Koko de Iki o Shite." (Take a Breath Here).

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:

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!!

Wakui launched the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2017, and Kodansha published the manga's 21st compiled book volume on February 17. Kodansha Comics published the 19th volume digitally in English on February 9.

Warner Bros. Japan is making a live-action film of the manga, which was slated to open in Japan on October 9 but will now open on July 9. Tsutomu Hanabusa (live-action Kakegurui, Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai) is directing the film. The production began filming last winter but halted filming last April to prioritize the health of the cast and crew.

Wakui serialized the Shinjuku Swan manga in Kodansha's Young Magazine from 2005 to 2013 with 38 volumes. The manga inspired a six-episode live-action television series in 2007 and two live-action movies in May 2015 and January 2016.

Sources: Tokyo Revengers anime's website, Comic Natalie

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