Tokyo Revengers: Disney Acquires the Rights to the Christmas Showdown!
During an Asia-Pacific content showcase held in Singapore this week (via The Hollywood Reporter), Disney announced that it would be expanding its partnership with Japanese publisher Kodansha and would be licensing exclusive anime titles in the future, starting with the upcoming Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown.
Beginning in January in Asia, Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar will exclusively broadcast the next anime, which is scheduled to debut in Japan in January 2023. Fans will have to wait until closer to the release date for more details on the platforms the anime will be available on in other nations. Along with the licensing news, Disney also made it known that it would be collaborating with Kodansha to create original anime series for Disney+.
The upcoming Tokyo Revengers anime will take up where the first season of the series left off and will center on the Christmas Showdown arc of the source material. There are now 24 episodes available for the anime, which debuted in April 2021.
Takemichi Hanagaki learns from the news that Hinata Tachibana, his middle school sweetheart, has passed away. According to the series’ official synopsis, the Tokyo Manji Gang, a bad bunch, just killed his one and only girlfriend. His six years younger boss treats him like an idiot, and he lives in a run-down apartment with flimsy walls. Additionally, he is a total virgin.
When his life was at its lowest point, all of a sudden he time-traveled twelve years back to middle school! Takemichi, a failed side hustler, must rise to the top of Kanto’s most evil criminal group in order to save Hinata and change the life he spent running away. Tokyo Revengers had a triumphant premiere and continued for 24 episodes before its first season came to an end. The manga on which the anime is based is currently one of the most well-liked in Japan; it even took home the 44th Kodansha Manga Award for Sh nen.