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Tokyo Revengers anime characters

Naoto Tachibana in the Background, adjusting his tie, and Takemichi Hanagaki standing in the foreground

The anime Tokyo Revengers is gaining more and more popularity amongst otakus and weeboos out there. This post intends to break down the Anime characters in the anime itself, mainly the important ones, without including any spoilers for the anime. We do encourage you guys to watch the anime too, and would recommend against watching episode 0/ special premiere. Enjoy!

Main Protagonist – Takemichi Hanagaki

Abilities: Able to time travel back 12 years ago to the past

Takemichi is just an average worker, working for a dvd rental company in Japan. Given a supernatural ability, he is able to time travel 12 years into the past when a certain condition is met. With this he is can change the things around him (present) based on the outcome of the past.

The Anime mainly features his difficulties when trying to change the past, for the better of the present. As he is bad in fighting, he is compensated by his strong will power and his ability to win the hearts/ trust from others around him.

The present portrait/ side view of Main Protagonist Takemichi Hanagaki.
Present look
Takemichi portrait, but how he looks like 12 years ago. With yellow curly hair, and very punky, and gangster like.
His look 12 years ago

Sub-Protagonist – Naoto Tachibana

Abilities: Smart, Trusts Takemichi (the only person that knows his powers)

Naoto is a high ranking police officer. He is also Tachibana’s friend, both in the past, and the future. Also, Hinata Tachibana, who is Takemichi’s girlfriend is his older sister. He is the only person that truly knows of Takemichi powers, and also the one that figured out the condition needed to get Takemichi power to work. Together with Takemichi, they work hand in hand to change the outcome of the present world for the better, using Takemichi powers. He would come up with plans/ missions for Takemichi in the present, which could change their present world based on his anticipation and plans.

Naoto Tachibana portrait 12 years ago when he was still young, with big round eyes.
12 years ago
Portrait of Naoto Tachibana in the present. He has a serious look on his face, and has a confident vibe surrounding him.
Present

Hinata Tachibana

She is the older sister of Naoto Tachibana, and is the girlfriend of Takemichi Hanagaki. Doesn’t have any abilities, and is just an ordinary school girl/ lady that loves Takemichi, and also learns Karate. Live on high morals, discipline and virtues. She will not hesitate to stand up against the wrong, and will always lend a hand to the weak. Truly the perfect waifu/ damsel in distress.

Hinata wearing a school uniform, and how she looks like 12 years ago.
12 years ago
Picture of how Hinata looks like in the present,(more ladylike) with longer hair.
Present

Sano Manjiro/ Mikey (Leader of Tokyo Manji Gang)

Abilities: Nuclear Kick, Leadership abilities

Mikey is one of the Main characters of Tokyo revengers. He is a Brawn for Brains type of guy, that is more on the shorter, and slimmer side. However, this doesn’t stop Mikey in anything that he does, being good at fighting, Mikey would always kick his way through any trouble. Mikey has a significant status, as the Leader of Tokyo Manji Gang, and many knows not to mess around with him. However, below that the menacing aura that he gives off, he is friends with the main protagonist, and admires him. He sometimes show his childish side of his, and lets off a tantrum, which will make the story more interesting. We don’t know how Mickey looks like in the present.

Mikey's famous Nuclear kick which can take almost everyone down.
Mikey’s well known nuclear kick
This is how MIkey looks 12 years ago, as Tokyo Manji Gang head.
Mikey past 12 years ago

Ryuguji Ken/ Draken (Vice commander of Tokyo Manji Gang)

Abilities: Brawler of High endurance

Draken and Mickey are very close with each other, and he too is friends with Takemichi. He knows how to fight very well (a notch lower than Mickey in power level), and is taller and older than Mickey. He consistently takes care of Mickey on a day to day basis, and helps Mickey (like a secretary) in leading Tokyo Manji Gang. He is more mature, and despite his looks, he is caring and knows how to respect the elderly. When it comes to fighting, he does not have a cool ability to show off like Mickey, but has high endurance levels (e.g. continuing to fight even after hit by a steel pole on head).

Draken together with Mickey
Draken carrying Mickey(12 years ago)
Draken and Mikey bows down to apologize. (Draken forces Mikey to do so)
Draken forcing Mickey out of his childishness, and apologizes
Draken looks in the present, a convict of murder in jail.
Draken present (bald)

Sendo Atsushi

Sendo Atsushi is also a member of the Tokyo Manji Gang. However he is not very close with Mickey and Draken. He is however, good friends with Takemichi, who is also his classmate. Although he is the member of the Tokyo Manji Gang, he seldom attends gang meetings, and almost never participates in Gang fights.

Sendo looks 12 years ago.
Past 12 years ago
Present look of Sendo (after the first change). He would look different after the subsequent changes.
Present look (after first change)

Kisaki Tetta

Abilities: Manipulative and cunning

The main antagonist of this Anime is Kisaki Tetta. Being a manipulative and cunning man, that plans everything out to the last detail. He manipulates others to help him kill others, and leaves any scene without getting his hands dirty. Kisaki is the main mastermind who keeps on going against Takemichi, and is also the one that gains the fears from anyone that has once worked under/ for him.

Portrait of Kisaki in the Present.
Present
Portrait of him 12 years ago.
12 years ago

There are many other characters in the Anime, however, they were not considered the main characters of the anime, and is therefore not featured above. Have you watched/ is currently watching this anime? Let us know who you think is probably the most powerful character in the comments below. For if you haven’t watched the series, please do watch it.

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Best spring 2021 animes you should watch

Best anime for Spring 2021

The spring 2021 season was full of many interesting series. Since the season is coming to an end, I would like to share my opinion on some of the series which I think you should watch.

Here are my opinions on this season’s anime series that I have watched. My ratings are mostly with regards to the storyline, as well as different presentation aspects of the anime. Unless the visuals or audio are subpar, I would not mention it. Spoilers will not be included.

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?
EN: So I’m a Spider, So What?
Number of episodes: 24
My rating: 6
MAL rating: 7.32

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?

Synopsis: Isekai. The genre that is now in its peak, spewing out the most random of topics. In this anime, a school blows up, killing everyone. Most students get reborn as humans. On the contrary, our protagonist is a girl who got reborn as a spider. Being one of the millions of hatchlings, she must get stronger to survive. To achieve this, she does the most sensible thing any protagonist does — eat anything and everything in sight.

My opinions: The fight scenes were epic and the character’s strategies are well thought out (not the “bonk and the enemies are dead” strategy). The plot is very interesting and the lore is very deep. The anime shows kumoko’s growth in great detail. Despite her already being very strong, there are opponents that are equal in strength or stronger that she has to face. This makes the fights more exhilarating.
However, the progress of the story is very slow, and poorly juggles between the spider’s arc and the humans’ arc (her classmates). Even after 23 episodes, there was still no interactions between kumoko and the hero. It should have had two separate animes for the separate arcs, and a third one when the two storylines merged. This would allow the viewers to appreciate the separate arcs instead of being bored out by one arc because they want to see the other. In addition, there is no depiction of any bonds between the characters and little character development (only skill development). For example, kumoko only kills and consumes enemies to level up, evolve and gain skills. In the human’s arc, it starts out as a slice of life, then the heroes run for their life before being thrown into an all out war. Even the lore of the admins is not well explained. All in all, a good series that turned bad due to poor presentation.

Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!

Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!
EN: Combatants Will Be Dispatched!
Number of episodes: 12
My rating: 7
MAL rating: 7.27

Synopsis: Combatant Roku-gou is a chief operative at the evil Kisaragi Corporation. He was ordered to infiltrate the Kingdom of Grace — an operation that could change the fate of the world. To help him with his mission, a state of the art android called Alice Kisaragi was also dispatched to follow him. After infiltrating, he helps Kingdom of Grace fight the Demon Lord’s Army.
Kisaragi Corporation has an evil points system. When combatants commit evil deeds, they gain evil points that can be exchanged for powerful weapons. To help with his mission, he commits many evil yet hilarious acts to accumulate evil points.

My opinions: When I first started watching, I watched it for the main plot. However, after a few episodes, I watched it for the multitude of ridiculous things Roku-gou does to gain evil points. Most of his actions to obtain evil points are actually childish or perverted, which can come up to either being very funny or a huge facepalm. His synergy with his teammates also make the anime funnier. In the comedic aspect, it is quite similar to KonoSuba. Overall, this anime is quite entertaining.

Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy
EN: Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose
Number of episodes: 12
My rating: 6.5
MAL rating: 6.38

Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy
 Osananajimi ga Zettai Makenai Love Comedy

Synopsis: Are you tired of all the rom-coms where the childhood friend always never ends up with the protagonist?
Well look no further for this is the anime for you. Suehara Maru is best friends with Kuroha Shida since their childhood. Kuroha is one of the most popular girls in Hozumino High School, with many boys begging to be with her. However, when she confesses to Suehara, he flat out rejected her. He had already set his sights on his first love — Shirokusa Kachi. However, when he found out that Shiro already has a boyfriend, he confesses to Kuroha, who flat out rejected him out of revenge. They then proceeded to regret what they have done. Afterwards, Kuroha tries to win Suehara’s heart again, but faces competition from two other girls.

My opinions: While this anime lives up to the comedy genre, it certainly is lacking a little in the romance department despite being a rom-com. Furthermore, there isn’t much balance of the romance and comedy, with comedy being the focus of the first half, and switching to romance in the second half of the anime. While there are quite a few twists, the biggest twist is with regard to the title of the anime. This anime gives the feels of awkward teens doing awkward teen stuff. Overall, this anime seems boring and lacks the substance usually found in rom-coms. The juicy part only starts to appear after half of the season has passed.

Tensura Nikki: Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
EN: The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Number of episodes: 12
My rating: 8
MAL rating: 7.56

Tensura Nikki: Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

Synopsis: Tensura nikki is a slice of life series from the main series — Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (EN: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) Each episode has a theme which depicts the various activities that go on in the Jura Tempest Federation. With less fighting and more focus on side characters and bonds between different characters, Tensura nikki becomes very lively.

My opinions: Firstly, I should mention that skipping Tensura nikki does not mean missing out on the main plot. However, I would still recommend you to watch Tensura nikki. In tensura nikki, there is more air time for side characters such as Milim, Geld and Treyni, as well as the dwarves and some humans (Youm, Rommel etc.).
Tensura nikki also clearly shows the deep bonds between characters that may not be depicted in the original series.
Last but not least, Tensura nikki manages to balance the wide cast, not focusing too much on Rimuru and the other main characters, but not neglecting them either.
The only downside is that there isn’t a hook to keep you waiting for the next episode in anticipation. Additionally, amongst the other great animes this season with great plot and hooks, it became easy to forget when the next episode dropped.

Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season (The first half)
EN: My Hero Academia
Number of episodes: 25
My rating: 8.5
MAL rating: 7.57

Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season

Synopsis: The first half if BNHA is a mock battle arc, where class 1-A and class 1-B compete against each other. They form teams of four, and the group who captures all of the opposing team’s members first wins.

My opinions: While this season seems to be of a slower pace, it has very detailed fight scenes that show character growth compared to when they first joined. They also explore the fighting styles and synergy of each team, both from A class and B class. Overall, it is what you would expect from the BNHA series.

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun 2nd Season

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun 2nd Season (The first half)
EN: Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun 2nd Season
Number of episodes: 21
My rating: 8.5
MAL rating: 8.03

Synopsis: Iruma is a human happily living amongst demons in the demon realm whilst hiding his true identity. Recently, the Magical Apparatus Battler was temporarily dismissed due to having insufficient club members. As such, Iruma was forced to join the student council. The student council is known to be very strict. How will Iruma cope?
After this arc, Iruma entered his evil cycle. What would he achieve?

My opinions: This anime is really enjoyable. I highly recommend it. The challenges he faces are quite hard to overcome, but he achieves the impossible through logical and practical means. The comedy aspect is on point.

Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu

Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu
EN: The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent
Number of episodes: 12
My rating: 8.5
MAL rating: 7.32

Synopsis: In the past, the people of Salutania have lived within a shroud of miasma, a force that summons creatures, wrecking the peaceful world. The Order of Knights were pushed to their limits, and at wits end, the Grand Magus summons a holy maiden—the legendary “Saint”—to purify the catastrophe.

The faithful evening comes, Sei Takanashi, was pulled into a foreign world (isekai). Upon her arrival to the kingdom of Salutania, she learns that the Grand Magus inadvertently summoned two Saints—Sei along with a brown-haired girl. Needing only one holy maiden, the prince declares the other girl as the Saint, leaving Sei to her own devices.
As she tries to adapt to the new world, Sei sets her sights on entering Medicinal Flora Research Institute, a well known establishment admired for its studies regarding herbs and potions. Indulging in her new found passion, Sei has a fateful encounter with the commander of the Third Order of Knights. But little does she know, her aptitude as a Saint was still highly sought after, influencing over her only passion.

My opinions: The saint isekai has the perfect balance between isekai, magic and romance. We can clearly see how Sei develops the ability to use her powers, as well as her relationships with all the other characters. They have also handled the slice of life very well. Unlike other slice of life animes where there is no link between episodes and little to no character development, the saint isekai shows clear character development while keeping the slice of life aspects. They show the day to day life of Sei, while still linking the activities to the main storyline. Even the filler episode deepens the lore.

Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou
EN: Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway
Number of episodes: 13
Rated R+ — Mild Nudity
My rating: 9
MAL rating: 7.57

Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou
Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou

Synopsis: Yoshida is a 26 year old salaryman working for a major IT company. One day, he decides to confess to his boss and longtime crush, Gotou, but ends up getting rejected. Heartbroken, he went to a bar with his great friend, Hashimoto, to drink his feelings out. Afterwards, he heads home drunk, where he encounters Sayu Ogiwara, a runaway highschool student. Sayu asked Yoshida to let her stay at his place for the night, to which Yoshida agreed in his drunken state.

Before I continue, I should put up a warning first. This anime explores social issues that Japan is currently facing. (Specifically children growing up without a parental figure and child abuse.)
It covers dark themes which some may consider disturbing. (Specifically child abuse, prostitution and suicide.)
My rating is given based off the story, not the dark themes. I do not support child abuse, prostitution or suicide.

My opinions: I gave this anime a high score because we can see the character’s develop, their troubles, emotions and thought processes in each situation they face. This allows us to understand their situation and their past. Most importantly, higehiro shows how they feel about each other. It really makes you empathize for each character (and especially for Sayu).
“The finest men have the highest of standards.” Yoshida is indeed the finest man in this anime, choosing to take care of Sayu as if he were her father. In a sense, Yoshida tries to makes things right as much as he practically can. Afterall, an adult male living with an unrelated and much younger female definitely rings the mental alarm in many. What I like is how Yoshida handles every situation lawfully and practically. He has a great sense of responsibility and care for the people around him.

These are the Animes I recommend you to watch for Spring 2021. If you do enjoy these contents, please do share and subscribe to our blog.😁