Is the anticipated Tokyo Revengers Season 2 all set to premiere in January 2023? Continue reading to find out.
The year 2023 is undoubtedly one of the most significant and full of surprises for anime fans. The wait won’t last much longer now that we have some exciting news to share. You’ll probably enjoy what the upcoming second season of Tokyo Revengers has in store if you like the usual action-driven manga-anime fare. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series written and illustrated by Ken Wakui which is full of compelling drama, from thrilling battles to moving anime character backstories.
So, we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start and be prepared before Season 2 premieres on the respective networks.
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Release Date and Time Slot
The second season simply titled, “Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown,” is set to premiere on Sunday, January 8, 2023. For the episodes, Official Hige Dandism will perform the opening theme song “White Noise,” while Tuyu will perform the ending theme song “Kizutsukedo, Aishiteru.” Additionally, the following is the official time for this anime’s episodes to premiere in various time zones:
- Japanese Standard Time: 2.08 am, Sunday, January 8, 2023
- Pacific Standard Time: 9.08 am, Saturday, January 7, 2023
- Eastern Standard Time: 12.08 pm, Saturday, January 7, 2023
- Greenwich Mean Time: 5.08 pm, Saturday, January 7, 2023
- Central European Time: 6.08 pm, Saturday, January 7, 2023
- Indian Standard Time: 10.38 pm, Saturday, January 7, 2023
- Philippine Standard Time: 1.08 am, Sunday, January 8, 2023
- Australia Central Standard Time: 3.38 am, Sunday, January 8, 2023
In order to receive updates on when the new episodes premiere, interested viewers can also enable notifications. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news among its followers, quoting, “NEWS: Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc Kicks Off in January 2023.” Take a look at the official announcement below:
NEWS: Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc Kicks Off in January 2023
— Tokyo Revengers (@tokyo_rev_en) June 18, 2022
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Plot
The official description for the season states, “Takemichi, a former delinquent who has accidentally acquired the ability to travel through time, vows to save his high school girlfriend from being murdered by the notorious Tokyo Manji Gang and thereby changes the destinies of those around him.” On the other hand, the official synopsis of the first episode, “It is what it is,” states, after the conclusion of the “Bloody Halloween” war between Tokyo Manji Gang and Valhalla, Takemichi returned to the present day and became the top executive of Toman, but was captured by Tetta Kisaki, the acting president, as a traitor. Chifuyu was killed in front of him by Kisaki’s deadly bullet, the muzzle of which was aimed at Takemichi.
The season is also expected to pick up the plot from the very last episode, “A Cry baby,” of the first season in which the viewers got to see that Mikey makes the announcement that the Tokyo Manji Gang and Valhalla will combine, with Hanma serving as the new sixth division’s captain. They hail Kisaki as their savior, and Chifuyu suggests Takemichi for the position of first-division captain. When Takemichi returns to the present, he discovers himself to be a senior executive.
Now that Draken has been killed and Mikey and Mitsuya are missing, Kisaki is in charge in Mikey’s absence. He detains Takemichi and Chifuyu and announces that the police have raided the Tokyo Manji Gang during the executives’ meeting. As a means of exacting revenge on Baji, Chifuyu admits that he was the one who provided information to the police before being killed by Kisaki. Then, KKisaki then prepares to shoot Takemichi, who he refers to as a “hero.” Take a look at the official trailer for the second season below:
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Cast
The main cast members of the series are as follows Takemichi Hanagaki as Yuki Shin, Hinata Tachinbana as Azumi Waki, Manjirō “Mikey” Sano as Yu Hayashi, Naoto Tachibana as Ryota Osaka, Atsushi “Akkun” Sendō as Takuma Terashima, Masataka “Kiyomasa” Kiyomizu as Satoshi Hino, Tetta Kisak as Showtaro Morikubo, Takuya Yamamoto as Yūya Hirose, and Makoto Suzuki as Shinsuke Takeuchi. Also, Ken Ryūgūji’s new voice actor has been confirmed as Masaya Fukunishi, who replaces Tatsuhisa Suzuki.
It is also highlighted that Seishu Inui and Hajime Kokonoi, two characters who appeared in the season 1 finale, will play significant roles in this and all ensuing story arcs. Inui is voiced by Junya Enoki, who also provided the voices of Panacotta Fugo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: Golden Wind and Yuji Itadori in Jujutsu Kaisen. Kokonoi is portrayed by Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer, Ken Kaneki in Tokyo Ghoul). Takashi Mitsuya, the captain of Toman’s Second Division, is another character whose season 2 appearance in Tokyo Revengers will garner significant attention.
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The new season is speculated to have at least 24 episodes, just like the first, with an average runtime of 120 minutes per episode, which will be released on a weekly basis. We speculate that it is intended to follow the same framework as the prior seasons to be consistent. We’d also like to point out that, as of January 2, 2023, the exact titles and synopses for the upcoming episodes cannot be confirmed. It will be disclosed once the episodes start to premiere. In the meantime, check out the first season to recap all the events that will transpire in the new season and elaborate on the story further.
Moreover, Season 2 will be available exclusively on Hulu, and Disney Plus networks based on the viewer’s location. For many international viewers, the series airs on MBS and is licensed by Muse Communication in Southeast Asia and South Asia, streaming on the Muse Asia YouTube channel and Bilibili. Crunchyroll is streaming the series outside of Asia, including a Russian version and Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, and English dubs. It is also available to stream on VRV for audiences outside of Asia.
Tokyo Revengers Season 1: A Quick Recap
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 whom 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 from 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.
Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming Tokyo Revengers Season 2 or not.