Tokyo Revengers is boring? What’s not funny, and what’s interesting about it!

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In this article, we will explain the reasons why some people say that Tokyo Revengers is not interesting or boring, and conversely, the factors behind the opinion that it is interesting.

The original story of Tokyo Revengers is also popular, but it has become such a hot topic that it has been made into an anime and a live-action movie.

On the other hand, some people say that Tokyo Revengers isn’t interesting, so we’ll be discussing the opinions of both the “boring” and “interesting” camps.

What you can learn from this article
  • Why Tokyo Revengers is said to be boring?
  • Why people say Tokyo Revengers is funny?

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Why Tokyo Revengers is said to be “not funny” or “boring”?

First of all, I would like to explain why Tokyo Revengers is called “not funny” or “boring” by some people.

As we will see later, there are many people who think Tokyo Revengers is interesting, but on the other hand, there are also some people who think Tokyo Revengers is not interesting on the Internet and SNS.

Let’s take a look at these factors one by one.

The heroine dies many times.

The heroine dies many times.(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

One of the main goals of Tokyo Revengers is to create a world in which Hinata never dies, and in order to achieve this goal, Takemichi makes numerous time leaps into the past and changes the world.

In order to achieve this goal, Takemichi repeatedly goes back in time to the past and changes the world.

As a result, Hinata, the heroine of the story, dies many times in the future, and her death continues until the latter half of the story.


You can say that the theme of the story is to change this inescapable future, but the heroine, Hinata, is a cute and nice girl, so you can’t help but think “How many deaths are there?“.

This is one of the failing points of reading Tokyo Revengers, because the heroine, Hinata, dies many times.

The character you care about dies.

As I mentioned earlier, Hinata dies many times in the story of Tokyo Revengers.

Moreover, not only Hinata, but also other popular characters in Tokyo Revengers die, and their deaths are so merciless that even Takemichi’s time leap cannot save them.

The death of a popular character is one of the most frustrating aspects of Tokyo Revengers.

Let’s take a look at some of the most shocking character deaths in the series.

Keisuke Baji dies.

Keisuke Baji dies.(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

In the 61st chapter of the 8th volume of the manga, Keisuke Baji dies.

When he first appeared, he seemed like a crazy character who would randomly commit violence, but as the story progresses, we learn that Keisuke Baji was more concerned about his friends than anyone else, and loved Tokyo Manji gang more than anyone else.

Furthermore, since one of Takemichi’s missions in “Bloody Halloween” was “not to let Baji die“, it was thought that Baji would be saved in the course of the story.

That’s why the scene of Baji’s death was so shocking for fans.

Emma Sano dies.

Emma Sano dies.(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

Emma Sano’s death is probably one of the biggest shocking scenes in the Tokyo Revengers’ story, and it is depicted in chapter 148 of volume 17 of the manga.

Emma was not a member of Tokyo Manji gang, so she had nothing to do with the war, but she was killed in order to achieve Tetta Kisaki’s goal.

Incidentally, Emma’s death is also related to Mikey’s fall into darkness, which is inevitable in the course of the story.

However, Emma’s presence was definitely a comfort in Tokyo Revengers, which is full of bloody fights and battles, but the shock of this death scene was so great that some people said they gave up reading the manga.

The story is poorly paced.

Opinions are divided on the “story pace” of Tokyo Revengers.

Some people think it’s fast-paced and good, while others think it’s slow.

In particular, the anime version of Tokyo Revengers has been described by many as “poorly paced”, and it is possible that this image has been transferred to the original work.

Takemichi always looks like he’s in pain.

Takemichi always looks like he's in pain.(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

The main story of Tokyo Revengers is about fights and battles, so it is inevitable that Takemichi, the main character, gets beaten up so badly that it is unbearable to watch every time.

And as the story progresses, the stronger the opponents become, and in the battles with Taiju Shiba, the captain of the Black Dragon, Kakucho, the first of the Four Heavenly Kings of Tenjiku, and Izana Kurokawa, the captain of Tenjiku, Takemichi is beaten so badly that he could have died.

For those who don’t like to see pain, this is another point of frustration, and the scene where Takemichi is beaten up every time may be unbearable.

Is Tokyo Revengers really boring? On the contrary, what are the interesting points?

So far, we have explained the reasons and elements that make Tokyo Revengers “not interesting” or “boring”.

On the other hand, let’s take a closer look at the opinions that Tokyo Revengers is “interesting”.

It’s not a “Gang manga” but a “time-leap fantasy manga”.

It's not a (C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

First of all, what is so surprising about the story of Tokyo Revengers is that it is not a bloody gang manga.

The story is about “Takemichi time leap into the past to change the future.“, and just looking at the cover of the manga it’s hard to see the true style.

To be honest, I didn’t pick up Tokyo Revengers myself because I thought it was a “yankee manga”, but someone recommended it to me so I started reading the first volume and I was hooked.

This unexpectedness is one of the things that makes Tokyo Revengers so interesting, but it’s also a shame that it puts off people who aren’t interested in Yankee manga at first impression.

The heroine dies all the time.

As I mentioned earlier in the section on why Tokyo Revengers is “not interesting” or “boring”, the heroine Hinata dies many times in the story.

This is a negative point for some people, but if you read the story, you will feel that the future in which Hinata survives is precious because she always dies.


The heroine dies all the time.(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

Throughout the series, Takemichi has made 9 time leaps using Naoto as a trigger, and each time he returned to the future, he saw a world where Hinata dies.

And finally, in the future after the “Kanto Incident” had ended, he was able to realize a world where Hinata was still alive, and the scene where Hinata and the other Tokyo Manji gang members were all laughing was such a deeply moving and famous scene that it made me think, “It should be the last chapter.“.

This is also because of the hard direction of “Hinata dying every time”.

What kind of future is waiting for?

What kind of future is waiting for?(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

One of the interesting points of Tokyo Revengers, which is a time leap story, is what kind of future it is after altering the past.

Each time Takemichi changes an event in the past, he returns to the future, and each time there is an unexpected turn of events.

Moreover, because Takemichi makes so many time leaps, he can see many different futures, and in a sense, it can be enjoyed as a “parallel world” work.

All of characters are hot!

All of characters are hot!(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

Tokyo Revengers is a time leap story where Takemichi overcomes various difficulties and conflicts in order to accomplish his mission.

In the midst of all this, you can always feel the passion of Takemichi and the main characters, and it combines the three main elements of “friendship“, “effort” and “victory“.

Tokyo Revengers’ appeal lies in its passionate development and its characters, who seem to be a bit “green” these days.

Conclusion of “Tokyo Revengers is boring? What’s not funny, and what’s interesting about it!”

In this article, we explained the reasons why people say that Tokyo Revengers is not interesting or boring, the factors behind the contrary opinion that it is interesting.

Basically Tokyo revengers is really popular in worldwide. If you haven’t read it yet, you should try to read!

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