Tokyo Revengers manga ending in November 2022: Tokyo Revengers Chapter 278 finishes the final story arc

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Will the Tokyo Revengers manga have a happy ending for Draken, Mikey, Takemichi, and Chifuyu? Pic credit: Ken Wakui

The Tokyo Revengers manga’s ending is releasing soon on November 16, 2022.

On October 14, 2022, multiple manga news leakers all claimed that the Tokyo Revengers manga’s ending was coming out in 5 chapters. Since no breaks or hiatus are reportedly planned, that means Tokyo Revengers 278 will be the final chapter in Weekly Shonen Magazine Issue 51, 2022.

The Tokyo Revengers Chapter 278 release date will be on November 16, 2022. Since each volume contains 9 chapters, the ending of the story in Tokyo Revengers 278 is contained in Tokyo Revengers Volume 31.

The Tokyo Revengers Volume 31 release date is on January 17, 2023. In addition, 7 related books will be also available for sale.

Tokyo Revengers Chapter 274 contained the climax of the entire story and a color page, too. The Tokyo Revengers climax chapter was released in Weekly Shonen Magazine Issue 47, 2022 on October 19, 2022.

On that day, the series had an important announcement. Since the Tokyo Revengers Season 2 release date in 2023 has already been confirmed, the series officially announced Tokyo Revengers’ final chapter rather than providing more details about the anime’s second season.

A key visual for the Tokyo Revengers Season 2: Christmas Showdown anime was revealed in Weekly Shounen Magazine Issue 49, 2022 on November 2, 2022.

The manga entered its final arc beginning with Tokyo Revengers Chapter 208. The magazine made the announcement of the final arc when Tokyo Revengers 207 was released on May 26, 2021.

Before the news was confirmed, anime/manga/light novel news leaker Sneaky had correctly claimed, “Tokyo Revengers enters its final arc with chapter 208.”

In Japanese narratives, there is a four-act structure known as Kishōtenketsu.

  • Ki : Introduction
  • Shō : Development
  • Ten : Twist (complication)
  • Ketsu : Conclusion (reconciliation)

During the Twist phase, the story turns toward an unexpected development, and it contains the yama, or climax, of the story. Since the climax phase has been confirmed, it’s possible that the Tokyo Revengers manga’s ending is coming up soon.

The manga has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine since March 2017 and it will be up to Tokyo Revengers Volume 30 as of November 17, 2022. By January 20, 2022, the manga had topped 50 million copies in circulation. Half a year later, the manga added 15 million copies to reach 65 million copies in circulation. Additionally, the official Twitter account revealed that 7 million copies were purchased by overseas manga readers.

In the past, Tokyo Revengers manga creator Ken Wakui has teased multiple times that an ending could be coming up. But until October 2022 a climax, final arc, or conclusion wasn’t officially announced by Weekly Shonen Magazine.

Even though the Tokyo Revengers manga’s ending was on the horizon back in mid-2021, Anime Geek predicted back then Tokyo Revengers’ final chapter wouldn’t come out until at least 2022. The longer story arcs have ranged from 44 to 69 chapters, and the final arc (which is composed of the Three Deities arc and the Kanto Manji arc) was 70 chapters in total.

  • Updated November 5, 2022: Tokyo Revengers Volume 31 release date confirmed.
  • Updated October 18, 2022: Tokyo Revengers 278 release date confirmed.
  • Updated October 7, 2022: Tokyo Revengers 274 is confirmed to be the climax chapter.

How Tokyo Revengers’ final story arc impacts the anime TV series

Since the Tokyo Revengers manga’s ending is coming up, what does that mean for the anime TV series? Thanks to the anime, the popularity of the manga has skyrocketed, with the number of copies in circulation doubling in a month.

The Tokyo Revengers Season 2 release date is confirmed for Winter 2023. It’s predicted that it will be shorter than the first season since it’s adapting the Christmas Showdown arc from the manga.

The first season had two cours. What’s a “cour,” you might ask? For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based on the physical seasons usually composed of 10 to 13 episodes.

The first season’s ending corresponded to Volume 8: Chapter 73. Since the final arc ended with Tokyo Revengers 278, that means there are enough manga chapters for ending with Tokyo Revengers Season 5.

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Who will protect Mikey’s smile? Pic credit: Ken Wakui

Will Tokyo Revengers 274 lead to a happy ending or a dark plot twist?

Will Takemichi and Hinata have a happy ending? Manga fans have long been speculating whether the main couple will be allowed to experience wedding bliss.

The other possibility is that Takemichi may sacrifice his happiness for the sake of others similar to Eren Jaeger in Attack On Titan. It’s also possible Mikey simply doesn’t want to be saved.

Warning: The following contains major spoilers for the beginning of the final arc in Tokyo Revengers 208!

Most of the recent manga chapters have been fairly light-hearted. In Chapter 191, it was March 2006 and Takemichi worked with Chifuyu to arrange an extra special gift: an engagement ring!

Yes, that’s right, he proposed and Takemichi X Hina will be officially married 12 years in the future when they have a wedding. That is… assuming everything goes right and crybaby “Takemitchy” reaches his wedding.

Takemichi has completed his main mission of saving Hinata and most of his old gang friends. The Tokyo Manji gang doesn’t evolve into a criminal enterprise in the future, but the problem is that Manjiro “Mikey” Sano still disappears down a dark path where he becomes the leader of an evil group named Bonten.

The problem is that Hina’s brother Naoto no longer wants to try and change the past since he’s happy with the current timeline. Left with no choice, Takemichi confronts Mikey in the present.

In Tokyo Revengers Chapter 204, the effort doesn’t go well since Mikey tries to kill Takemichi and Mikey attempts suicide by jumping to his death. When Takemichi prevents the murder-suicide, the two men end up holding hands… and that touch sends Takemichi back in time!

Thus, Tokyo Revengers’ final arc focused on preventing Mikey’s death in the future.

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Takemichi has been shot but he still manages to prevent Mikey from jumping to his death. Pic credit: Ken Wakui

Takemichi finds himself back in June 2008. He’s late waking up for school as a higher schooler.

Chapter 205 then jumped around in the timeline in order to explain what has transpired with various villain characters. The bromance between Shuji Hanma and Tetta Kisaki led to Fifth Division Captain Yasuhiro Muto working with Haruchiyo Sanzu to root out traitors within Toman.

Sanzu eventually becomes Muto’s right-hand man. But when Muto betrays “King” Mikey, Sanzu slices him down at the site of the Kanto incident. Fast-forward to 2008 and a skeleton is found in Tokyo bay.

Tokyo Revengers 207 (which came out May 26, 2021) jumps back to Takemichi so readers can see what alternate timeline he’s landed in since the time travel was triggered by Mikey’s touch. Rushing to high school, Takemichi realizes that Yamagishi, Makoto, Takuya, and Akkun are his friends again now that he’s in high school.

But there’s also a new guy Takemichi doesn’t recognize. It turns out it’s Hakkai Shiba with his hair grown out long!

More importantly, Chifuyu is also at the high school. Takemichi admits that he’s the future self and that he time-leaped thanks to trying to save Mikey.

Meanwhile, the young Mikey has gone on a rampage, beating up an entire rival gang all by himself while Sanzu and Kokonui Hajime watched on. What’s more, young Mikey somehow knows that future Takemichi has time-traveled back to his time!

The final battle to end it all begins! Manga fans will just have to wait and see if the climax in Tokyo Revengers 274 starts toward a happy ending for all or begins a major dark plot twist. Stay tuned!

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