Tokyo Revengers is certainly one of the most popular anime of this 2021. Adapted from the studio Liden Films from a manga written and drawn by Ken Wakui, which began publishing in 2017, is currently available in legal streaming on the platform Crunchyroll. One of the main strengths of this series are its very particular characters, each with a different character and motivation; from this all the intrigues and the twist of the plot, the real spearhead of this anime production. So let’s go and see the main characters of Tokyo Revengers also appeared in the anime, a short biography of them and the role they play within the plot.
The protagonist of the story. Initially he is presented to us as a 26-year-old boy disillusioned with his life, alone and with a dead-end job; one day, an accident in a railway station makes him discover a particular power; to be able to go back in time twelve years, to when he was a simple middle school delinquent belonging to the Tokyo Manji Gang, a group of bosozoku which, in Takemichi’s present, has become a real criminal organization. After meeting with Naoto Tachibana, Takemitchy (this is the nickname given to him by his friends) tries to go back to the past to prevent the Tokyo Manji Gang from becoming evil and even killing Naoto’s sister, Hinata. He is not very good at fighting and is a bit of a crybaby, but he has an unshakable willpower and an uncommon stamina, which allows him to take a lot of blows.
Manjiro Sano (Mikey)
Manjiro Sano, also known by all as Mikey, is the original president and one of the founders of the Tokyo Manji Gang. In the original timeline, he became a ruthless leader for initially unspecified reasons and made Toman one of Japan’s most dangerous criminal organizations. Mikey has excellent fighting skills, mainly concentrated in his very powerful kicks, and can easily face and win against multiple opponents even alone. Mikey was the one who brought Takemichi into the Tokyo Manji Gang, recognizing the protagonist as his friend. Mikey is the true pillar of Toman, and is feared and respected by both his enemies and his subordinates. He is certainly one of the most important Tokyo Revengers characters.
Ken Ryuguji (Draken)
Ken Ryuguji, also known as Draken, is Mikey’s right hand man, vice president and one of the founders of Toman. His role is really to be Mikey’s unwavering bodyguard, it helps guide him to the right choices while also being his best friend. Just like Mikey, Draken is also an excellent fighter, also endowed with superhuman endurance, allowing him to withstand even the most desperate fights.
Keisuke Baji is the former first division captain of the Tokyo Manji Gang and is Mikey’s childhood best friend. He would do anything for his friends. Baji is also exceptional in fights. He can easily defeat large groups of thugs with his bare hands. He is also one of the most intelligent and calculating members of Toman. He is a character who loves the adrenaline rush that hits him while fighting, and can become a real savage during fights due to his fiery personality.
Chifuyu Matsuno is the vice-captain of the 1st Division of the Tokyo Manji Gang. He is loyal to Toman and her captain, willing to do anything for them even at the cost of his life. Chifuyu is a cold and composed individual who manages to come up with plans even in conditions of great stress. Chifuyu is also a strong fighter and typically hates people who flaunt their strength to despise others. He has a strong moral sense and stands up for anyone in trouble if this person is worthy of his or her respect.
Takashi Mitsuya is the second division captain of the Tokyo Manji Gang and one of its founders. Always positive and optimistic, he is the one who manages to instill positivity in the whole group. Takashi also prefers to avoid any unnecessary fighting, although when it happens he doesn’t back down. She is a role model for her sisters. Takashi has purple hair and blue eyes and a tattoo on his temple that resembles Draken’s. As a second division captain, he is also an excellent fighter, despite being one of the more moderate in the group.