posted on 2021-05-10 11:28 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga now has over 14.5 million copies in circulation as it sells 2.4 books a second
Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga increased its circulation from about 8.5 million copies at the end of March to over 14.5 million copies now. The manga added about six million copies to meet a 670% sales jump since the television anime adaptation premiered one month ago on April 10. Kodansha reported last week that response to the manga since the anime started has been positive and bigger than it expected, with about 2.4 books sold per second.
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.
Warner Bros. Japan is making a live-action film of the manga, which was slated to open in Japan in October 2020 but will now open on July 9. Tsutomu Hanabusa (live-action Kakegurui, Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai) is directing the film.