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!!
TKRV has finally ended... what a ride. I've been following this series for a while now (back in my day, people used to say, "Tokyo revengers will never get an anime adaptation because it's about gangs," and a year later, the anime got announced...) the point is; it was a beloved series. Despite some of the ridiculous writing, I was willing to overlook it (in the first half) because I genuinely thought it was a pretty good manga w a good story/concept. I hoped for a solid finish but halfway through, the story started to falter, and unfortunately, Wakui couldn't fix the mess he created. In all honesty, I am very attached to some of the characters, and to have gotten the ending we got, it feels like all the character growth and dynamics throughout the series were wiped away. *Slight spoiler* After the Timeline got rewritten, the other TLs no longer exist essentially. Think about how each TL influenced the characters and their stories/development due to the various conflicts and incidents they experienced. A key part of the series was taken away. It's OKAY to make irredeemable, selfish, despicable characters and let them be just that. It's OKAY to have beloved characters die... it makes for good characterization towards the plot (if done right). What's NOT OKAY is redeeming a character that spent the entirety of a series being an absolute menace because he got rejected as a kid AND also wiping away trauma and unfortunate family dynamics that influenced a lot of the story. I could sit here and write an entire essay on what went wrong, but Wakui did his best to finish his story for us. In the end, I wanted one thing and it was for the Sano brothers to be alive, happy, and together... for Mikey to not suffer anymore. Ps. Somehow Draken's character felt reduced to just being there. His and Mikey's friendship was so very special to me... "Draken is Mikey's heart" I will never forgive Wakui for taking that away. Thanks for coming to my ted talk.
This is one of the best manga I have ever read I'm not good at summary's but I felt just had to say that this manga is so under rated. Try it and you'll see its so good.
Listen. From what I've read, I think something may be brewing up. The past few arcs have felt like filler, the author making them happen simply to keep his job, BUT, I feel that if a specific thing happens that I have headcanoned for this series, I'll come back and give it a 8, 9, maybe even 10 for the story. Corny dialogue
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