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Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Anime Announces Ending Song Artists, January 7 Debut

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Musical unit Tuyu performs ending theme song

The staff for the Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown sequel anime announced details on the ending theme song and January 7 premiere on Thursday.

Tuyu, the musical unit formed by songwriter and guitarist Pusu, vocalist Rei, and pianist miro, is contributing the ending theme song "Kizutsukedo, Aishiteru" (officially translated as “It might be painful, but I still love it”).

The anime will premiere on the MBS channel on January 7 at 26:08 (effectively, January 8 at 2:08 a.m. or January 7 at 12:08 p.m. EST). It will also run on TV Tokyo, AT-X, ATV Aomori TV, UTY TV Yamanashi, and RSK Sanyo Broadcasting Co., Ltd. and 31 other affiliates. In Japan, it will stream on the Disney+ service on January 7 at 27:00 (effectively, January 8 at 3:00 a.m. or January 7 at 1:08 p.m. EST).

In Asia, the anime will stream exclusively on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar starting in January, although previous anime titles have streamed in other regions on Disney's other services. This is part of Disney+ and Kodansha's expanded partnership, which includes licensing exclusive anime series based on manga produced by Kodansha.

New cast members for the anime include Mikako Komatsu as Yuzuha Shiba, and Tomokazu Sugita as Taiju Shiba.

Kodansha USA Publishing is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he ever had was just killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his six-years-younger boss treats him like an idiot. Plus, he's a complete and total virgin … At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days!! To save Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, hopeless part-timer Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto's most sinister delinquent gang!!

The first television anime adaptation based on Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga premiered in April 2021. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.

Ken Wakui launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2017. The manga ended its serialization on November 16. Kodansha published the manga's 30th and final compiled book volume on November 17.

Wakui will reveal a special arc for the manga around November 2023, and his Tokyo Revengers Extra spinoff manga will serialize in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine.

A live-action film opened in Japan in July 2021 and was the #1 live-action film in Japan in 2021. The film's sequel will open in two parts in spring and summer 2023.

Source: Comic Natalie

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