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tokyo avengers It has become one of the animes and manga of the moment in USA. Since the release of the first season of the anime, its popularity has only increased. You want to know why? Today we will explain the great success of Tokyo Revengers in USA and its reasons.
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About Tokyo Avengers
tokyo avengers is a manga written and illustrated by ken wakui. Its publication began in March 2017 in the magazine Shukan Shonen Magazine of Kodansha and to date it has 28 published volumes.
The story focuses on Takemichi, a 26-year-old boy without motivations and goals in life. One day he discovers that his ex-girlfriend from adolescence, hinais killed along with her younger brother, Naoto. Shortly after Takemichi is pushed towards the train tracks and at that moment travel 12 years into the past. Takemichi is now back in high school and does not hesitate to warn Naoto of what will happen in the future. Takemichi and Naoto high-five and Naoto returns to the present, where Naoto has now survived and is a policeman. Together they must save Hina and all of her friends.
Success of Tokyo Avengers in USA
tokyo avengers has managed to become very popular in USA. The main reason for its growing popularity in our country was the release of the first season of the anime, but there are many other reasons.
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In 2020 An anime adaptation of Tokyo Avengers was announced. The series is produced by Liden Films and directed by Koichi Hatsumi.
Crunchyroll obtained its license outside of Asia and distributed it in several foreEsports Extrascountries, including USA.
Until before the release of the anime, Tokyo Revengers was not well known in the West. Thanks to the first season of animation and the distribution of Crunchyroll outside of Asia, the anime became really popular as soon as it began to air. This was the main trigger for the Tokyo Revengers fever to begin. And this has only just begun, since the second season of the anime is scheduled for January 2023.
Not only did it become one of the most popular anime of 2021, but it also positioned the manga, which until then had gone more unnoticed by the public, among the best-selling manga.
The Tokyo Revengers anime became very famous but not only for the quality of the work and the plot, but also for the controversy. Surely you have been aware of this topic and it is that a great debate was generated regarding the uniforms of the characters of the Tokyo Manji Kai.
The uniform of this gang shows a manjia kanji used as buddhist symbol in Japan. At first glance this kanji is an inverted swastika and of course, seeing this “without context” from the Western point of view can lead to confusion and make it more associated with the Nazi swastika.
There was a lot of controversy about this and the manji was censored in the West by Crunchyroll in the anime, further sparking controversy.
For better or worse, this controversy caused the Tokyo Revengers anime to be talked about and many curious people to watch the series or talk about it on networks.
More reasons for the success of Tokyo Revengers in USA
Tokyo Avengers manga licensed by Norma Editorial
As we explained, the first season of the anime exploded a huge fever for this work. Thanks to that Editorial Standard obtained the license to publish the manga in USA and the first volume went on sale in our country on November 12, 2021just a few months after the end of the anime season.
So far there are a total of 9 volumes published in Spanish and has recently started publishing on Catalan.
Live action in USAcinemas
The fever continued and after the publication of the manga in USA it only increased. Tokyo Revengers was becoming more popular in our country, with the release of each new chapter the work always managed to appear among the trends of the USAnetworks. Seeing the panorama and the unstoppable popularity of the work, the distributor Digital version decided to bring to USAcinemas Tokyo Avengers live-action movie which had been a huge success in Japan.
The film was number one in Japan in just its opening weekend and received rave reviews. It was released in USAcinemas on April 22, 2022 and also received very good reviews in our country. Here’s your official trailer in Spanish:
As you can see, there are many reasons that explain the growing success that Tokyo Revengers is having in USA and the rest of the world. With a different story that will surely absorb you from the first moment, it has managed to position itself as one of the best-selling manga in recent years. And in just a few months we can enjoy the second season of the anime. Less is left!
What do you think of the popularity of this manga and anime? What are your expectations for the next season? Tell us what you think in the comments!