Three months after Tokyo Revengers season 1 finished airing, LIDENFILMS announced that season 2 is already under production.
A subsequent announcement confirmed that the first episode of the season will air in January 2023, placing Tokyo Revengers as a Winter 2023 title.
Three months might seem quick compared to other franchises taking years to confirm a subsequent season, but fans surely didn’t mind this announcement.
For them, it’s proof that the Tokyo Revengers anime is as well-received as the manga. With that in mind, let’s explore what we can expect from season 2.
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Release Date Information
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 will be released in January 2023, but there is no specific release date or time yet. LIDENFILMS are returning to handle the animation duties, just as they did with season 1. Officially called “Tokyo Revengers: Seiya Kessen-hen,” its English name is “Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown”.
Here’s a promotional video that confirms the production of season 2:
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Plot Speculation
Tokyo Revengers: Seiya Kessen-hen’s key visual already hints at what to expect in season 2: the Black Dragon Arc, also known as the Christmas Showdown arc.
Considering that series 1 ended with a cliffhanger of the Bloody Halloween arc, Christmas Showdown picks up right where the previous chapters left off.
Spanning manga chapters 78 to 121, the Black Dragon arc introduces viewers to a new gang in the city: the Black Dragons. They’re a long-running, violent gang with Taiju Shiba as its leader. They will clash with the second-generation Tokyo Manji Gang (Toman for short), hence the arc name.
Will Toman succeed, or will the Black Dragons smother them too? Expect lots of exciting battles and emotional dilemmas during this season.
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Considering the series title explicitly mentions a specific arc, it’s unlikely that season 2 will cover the Tenjiku Arc. If it does, the episodes may serve as a set-up for a third season.
Also, remember that the manga officially ends on November 16, so there’s no reason to rush through each arc per season. After the Black Dragon arc, we have four arcs left:
- Tenjiku Arc, from chapters 122 to 188 (66 chapters)
- Bonten Arc, from chapters 189 to 206 (17 chapters)
- Three Deities Arc, from chapters 207 to 235 (28 chapters)
- Kanto Manji Arc, from chapters 236 to present, currently at 260 (24 chapters so far)
Three Deities and Kanto Manji arcs are two halves of what’s called the “Final Arc”. Expect them to eventually get their separate anime seasons, or at the very least, a split cour.
For now, here’s a new teaser trailer for the upcoming season, along with the confirmation of its airing date:
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Cast
Fans of the series can expect most of the season 1 voice actors to come back, such as Shin Yuuki for Hanagaki Takemichi and Hayashi Yuu for Sano Manjirou. However, there is one change; the voice actor for Ryuguji Ken changes from Suzuki Tatsuhisa to Fukunishi Masaya.
Suzuki has decided to drop all of his previous commitments to take a break, citing physical and mental fatigue as the reason.
Fukunishi’s previous roles include supporting roles in titles such as “Haikyuu!! To The Top Part 2” and “Blue Period” for those curious. He’s also credited as Ryuguji Ken in the Blu-Ray box set and the rebroadcasts.
How Many Episodes Will Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Have?
Considering that season 2 focuses on one specific arc that’s 33 chapters long, Tokyo Revengers: Seiya Kessen-hen will likely only have 12 episodes.
For reference, season 1 had 24 episodes that covered 77 chapters’ worth of material.
Though it’s possible that LIDENFILMS could stretch this to 24 episodes as well, there’s a chance that the episodes would drag at a snail’s pace if it had that many episodes. They can also opt to cover each event in more detail than usual, giving the impression that the anime is staying faithful to the manga.
How Successful Was Tokyo Revengers Season 1?
Tokyo Revengers season 1 enjoyed a successful airing last year. It has a 72 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and is ranked 498 on MyAnimeList.
Considering the manga and season 1’s success, it’s fair to say that fans will keep a close eye on season 2 and subsequent seasons once the rest of the manga gets animated.
As a testament to the season’s success while also drumming up hype for season 2, season 1 episodes are being broadcasted again for Japanese viewers. The idea is to keep people watching every week leading up to the new season in January of next year.
If you’re not in Japan but want to join in building the hype, you can stream the first season’s episodes from Crunchyroll or other streaming platforms.
Where Will Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Be Available to Watch?
Crunchyroll will probably handle the simulcast of Tokyo Revengers: Seiya Kessen-hen since they have season 1 in their catalog. However, keep in mind that the anime streaming giant has not yet confirmed whether they will have season 2 for their viewers or not.
Watch out for Crunchyroll’s announcement for their Winter 2023 lineup to find out whether Tokyo Revengers: Seiya Kessen-hen is included or not.
Depending on your region, you can watch Tokyo Revengers season 1 on streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max. Crunchyroll also has the first season dubbed in different languages aside from English.
To find out whether the other streaming platforms will have season 2 episodes, wait until it’s finished airing.