Shinpei Funatsu draws time-travel comedy launching November 3
The official Twitter account for Kodansha‘s Magazine Pocket app and website revealed on Tuesday that Ken Wakui‘s Tokyo Revengers manga is inspiring a parody manga titled Tōdai Revengers (Tokyo University Revengers) that will launch on Magazine Pocket on November 3. Shinpei Funatsu is drawing the manga. According to its description, the parody will be a time-travel comedy centering on the University of Tokyo.
Wakui launched the Tokyo Revengers manga in Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2017, and Kodansha published the manga’s 24th compiled book volume on September 17. The manga has more than 40 million copies in circulation.
Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally 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!!
A television anime adaptation debuted on the MBS channel on April 10. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Warner Bros. Japan produced a live-action film of the manga, which opened on July 9. The film has sold 3,287,966 tickets and earned a cumulative total of 4,380,828,440 yen (about US$39.47 million) as of September 26, becoming the highest earning live-action film of the year in Japan so far.
Source: Magazine Pocket Twitter account