Ken Wakui’s Tokyo Revengers manga came to an end on Wednesday in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine (#51/2022) after 5 and a half years. The serialization began in March 2017. The magazine featured manga with many of the characters on the cover. Other than the final chapter, the issue compiles a long interview with the author and stickers of all the teams as a bonus. On the day, the official Twitter page of the series also posted the author’s comments and drawing for fans to express appreciation.
The author’s comment on the final chapter reads:
“Today on November 16, it’s the final chapter of Tokyo Revengers (^^) 5 and a half years since the series began, when it was a passionate chapter, I was crying, and when it was a gag episode, I was laughing out loud, I put my feeling into and draw the manga, Such an awesome time I went through with the Toman members, thank you very much all the readers for the 5 and a half years!
The newly posted illustration shows the author passed out on the desk while drawing the Tokyo Revengers characters surrounding him including the protagonist Takemichi Hanagaki. Draken, whose real name is Ken Ryuguji, the vice leader of the Tokyo Manji Gang, is asking if the author is dead in the picture. The text in the upper center reads “Tokyo Revengers Finale” while the text at the bottom says “Fin”.
The official Twitter page has been counting down the remaining days until the finale since October 19 when they made the announcement to conclude the series on November 11. The countdown reached the end with Takemichi Hanagaki’s determined statement that he doesn’t want to let anybody die anymore.
The manga released a special trailer a day before the finale. You can check it on YouTube below:
The series will release the next, 30th volume along with its spin-off series on November 17:
- Tokyo Revengers Volume 30
- Tokyo Revengers ~Baji Keisuke kara no Tegami~ Volume 1 by Yukinori Natsukawaguchi
- Todai Revengers Volume 4 by Shinpei Funatsu
Ken Wakui launched the Tokyo Revengers manga in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in March 2017. The series surpassed 65 million circulating copies and will have a total of 31 volumes. The manga inspired anime adaptations by Studio LIDEN FILMS; the first season aired from April to September 2021, and the sequel which covers the manga’s Christmas Conflict arc is scheduled to premiere in January 2023.
Kodansha is also publishing the manga in English and released the latest, 27th volume as an e-book on October 11, 2022. The official website describes the plot of the series 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!!