Ken Wakui's acclaimed Tokyo Revengers manga is finally getting an English physical release.
The popular shonen manga series about a time traveling delinquent was previously only available in English via a digital release from publisher Kodansha. Seven Seas Entertainment announced that they will begin releasing print editions of Tokyo Revengers with a new omnibus that collects the first two volumes of the series into a single oversized paperback with redone lettering. A limited edition variant of the collection will also be released exclusively to Barnes and Noble stores, which will feature a variant cover and a double-sided fold out poster. The collection will be released in the United States and Canada in May 2022 for $22.99 USD / $28.99 CAN.
Fans who would still prefer to keep up with the series digitally can do so on the INKR digital manga platform, which recently announced that it partnered with Kodansha to offer several of the publisher's most popular titles, including Tokyo Revengers, on its service. In addition to Kodansha, INKR has partnered with a number of other comic book and manga publishers from around the world, including Image Comics, Kuaikan and Tokyo Pop. INKR users can purchase a monthly subscription that gives them unlimited access to the service's library of manga, manhwa and other comics, or they can purchase individual chapters and issues of each series for a small fee.
Tokyo Revengers was originally published in 2017, and in four short years it has managed to become one of the best-selling manga series of the last decade, with over 40 million copies in circulation worldwide. An anime adaptation of the series aired its 24-episode first season earlier this year. The anime series was produced by Liden Films, the animation studio that also produced the anime adaptation of The Heroic Legend of Arslan and Cells At Work! Code Black. The anime can be streamed from Crunchyroll.
The series was also adapted into a Japanese live-action film, which was also released in 2021 and has become the highest grossing live-action film in Japan for the year. The movie outperformed bigger budget American blockbusters such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Fast 9: The Fast Saga in its home region. The movie stars actor Takumi Kitamura as its central protagonist, the time displaced Takemichi. Kitamura will also play another famous anime delinquent in Netflix's upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic shonen manga Yu Yu Hakusho, which is currently scheduled to premiere in Dec. 2023.
Source: Seven Seas Entertainment