The TV anime adaptation is streaming on Crunchyroll
Since the Tokyo Revengers TV anime debuted, sales for Ken Wakui's manga series have exploded, with the official Twitter account revealing on June 3 that the manga has over 20 million copies printed (physically) and sold (digitally). A milestone not seen by the average manga series. Wakui released a celebratory image for the occasion.
The last time we checked into the sales for Tokyo Revengers in mid-May, the series had clocked up 14.5 million copies sold and printed. Before that in March, just prior to the TV anime starting, the series had 10 million copies sold and printed, meaning in only three months, the series has sold more than 10 million copies, doubling its copy count in such a small amount of time, which is more than the 2nd highest-selling manga of 2020, Kingdom.
Oricon, who tracks physical releases, released its half-year findings for 2021 up to May 23 late last month, revealing that Tokyo Revengers had sold 5,007,825 copies, and implying that a heavy portion of sales for the series is digital.
The TV anime adaptation of Tokyo Revengers is streamed on Crunchyroll every Saturday, who describes the series as such:
Takemichi Hanagaki is a freelancer that's reached the absolute pits of despair in his life. He finds out that the only girlfriend he ever had in his life that he dated in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, had been killed by the ruthless Tokyo Manji Gang. The day after hearing about her death, he's standing on the station platform and ends up being pushed over onto the tracks by a herd of people. He closes his eyes thinking he's about to die, but when he opens his eyes back up, he somehow had gone back in time 12 years. Now that he's back living the best days of his life, Takemichi decides to get revenge on his life by saving his girlfriend and changing himself that he'd been running away from.
Source: Tokyo Revengers on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.