[Tokyo Revengers] Who’s time leaper? The candidates of time skip/travel!

Akkun(Atsushi Sendo)

This article will explain the other time leaper and mastermind of the Tokyo Revengers, the candidates from the descriptions in the story, and other foreshadowing.

The key to the story of the Tokyo Revengers is Takemichi’s “time leap” ability, which allows him to travel back in time 12 years.

Takemichi has used this ability to alter the past on numerous occasions, but it has been hinted that there is another time leaper in the story, and this article will look into this mystery.

What you can learn from this article
  • The truth behind the theory that Tetta Kisaki is a time leaper
  • The other time leaper candidates
  • The Mystery of Takemichi’s time leap

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[Tokyo Revengers] Who is time leaper? Is there another person who kills Hinata?

In the story of Tokyo Revengers, the ability of “time leap” is the key.

In the story, Takemichi is a time leaper, and he has been changing the world in the future by going back and forth in time for 12 years, using Naoto as a trigger to change the past.

 

The purpose of Takemichi’s time leapse was to create a world where Hinata and the members of Tokyo Manji gang would never die.

But no matter how many times Takemichi has time leaped, Hinata has always died, the members of Tokyo Manji gang have always died, and Mikey has always fallen into darkness.

 

No matter how many times Takemichi changes the past, he fails so much that he begins to wonder if there are other time leapers besides him.

[Tokyo Revengers] Tetta Kisaki kills Hinata, but he wasn’t the time leaper!

If there was another time leaper, he would have interfered with Takemichi’s attempts to change the world in the future at every turn.

The only person who would be able to do such a thing is Takemichi’s nemesis, Tetta Kisaki.

In fact, in the future, Kisaki killed Hinata every time he wanted to get revenge for being rejected by her.

 

[Tokyo Revengers] Tetta Kisaki kills Hinata, but he wasn't the time leaper!(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

However, in chapter 184 of volume 21 of the manga, Kisaki clearly denied that he is a time leaper.

In this scene, Kisaki seemed to know the other time leaper and the mastermind.

However, shortly after this, Tetsuta was hit by a truck and died, and it was never revealed who the other time leaper was.

[Tokyo Revengers] Another time leaper and mastermind candidate! Hinata is also a candidate?

So far, we’ve talked about the fact that there is another time leaper in the story of Tokyo Revengers, and that Kisaki is not a time leaper.

Let’s take a closer look at who the other time leaper is, and who the candidates are.

Another time leaper theory: Naoto Tachibana

Another time leaper theory: Naoto Tachibana(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

Naoto Tachibana is the first candidate to be mentioned as the other mastermind and time leaper in Tokyo Revengers.

Naoto is the trigger in Takemichi’s time leap, so at first glance he may not be a candidate for a time leaper, but there is possibility that he is both a trigger and a time leaper.

Naoto has a deep knowledge of time leap, and is deeply involved in the timelapse process alongside Takemichi, so it is no surprise that he is a time leaper.

 

But on the other hand, the problem with Naoto as a time leaper and the mastermind is his motive.

If Naoto is the other time leaper, then he must have a reason or motive to kill Hinata, since he has always interfered with Takemichi.

However, Naoto has no motive to kill Hinata, and even if he did have a motive, he should have left Takemichi alone instead of sending him on a time leap in the first place.

To top it all off, Naoto was originally supposed to die, and he was saved by Takemichi’s time leap.

Therefore, it seems unlikely that Naoto is the other t ime leaper and the mastermind.

Another time leaper theory: Sano Manjiro (Mikey)

Another time leaper theory: Sano Manjiro (Mikey)(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

Another potential mastermind and timeliner in the Tokyo Revengers is Manjiro Sano, aka Mikey.

In the 29th chapter of the 4th volume of the manga, Mikey asked Takemichi

What the hell are you?

In the story, Mikey seems to have had some suspicions about Takemichi’s true identity.

 

But just like Naoto, Mikey has no reason or motive to kill Hinata.

Furthermore, there is a scene in the story where Emma was killed by Tetta Ksaki, and if Mikey was a time leaper, he would have prevented such a tragedy from happening.

 

Therefore, the theory that Mikey is another time leaper is rejected, but if “Mikey fallen into darkness in the future” is the mastermind, then it is a different story.

Mikey, who has been corrupted by the “Dark Impusivity“, does not need any reason or motive to kill people. Therefore

  • Mikey, who has fallen into darkness in the future, makes a time leap 12 years ago.
  • Whenever Takemichi changes the past, Mikey also changes the past.

It is also possible that above.

Another time leaper theory: Atsushi Sendo

Another potential mastermind and time leaper in the Tokyo Revengers is Atsushi Sendo, aka Akkun.

Akkun has been Takemichi’s friend since middle school, and together with Takuya, Makoto and Yamagishi, they are known as the Mizo-junior-high-five.

 

Another time leaper theory: Atsushi Sendo(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

In the 8th chapter of the 2nd volume of the manga, the future Akkun became the executives of Tokyo Manji gang, and in fact it was Akkun who pushed Takemichi off the train platform.

And when Akkun saw that Takemichi was rescued by Naoto, he said,

  • Takemichi can go back to the past.
  • He asked for help from Naoto in the past.

Even Tetta Kisaki did not have any proof that Takemichi was a time leaper, but Akkun guessed it so perfectly like an esper.

This is why the theory that Akkun is the mastermind behind the time leaper was brought up, but on the other hand, the motive behind Akkun’s mastermind theory is also weak.

In addition, Akkun has died every time in the world after this. If he was the mastermind, he wouldn’t have made the world a place where he always died.

  • There is no reason to kill Hinata.
  • Akkun keeps dying in the future.

Therefore, the theory of Akkun’s time leaper seems unlikely.

Another time leaper theory: Takuya Yamamoto

Another time leaper theory: Takuya Yamamoto(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

Another potential mastermind and time leaper in the Tokyo Revengers is Takuya Yamamoto.

Takuya Yamamoto is one of the Mizo-junior-high-five, like Akkun, and is also a childhood friend of Takemichi.

 

As for Takuya, there is no suspicious description that makes you think he is a mastermind or a time leaper, he is more of a candidate for unexpectedness.

Incidentally, when Tetta Kisaki was stalking Takemichi when he was in primary schools, Takemichi told Takuya about his dream of becoming the best delinquent in Japan.

If you look at it another way, you can say that Takuya was in the scene that inspired Tetta Kisaki to become a delinquent, and he is the dark horse of the mastermind theory.

 

But again, there are no suspicious descriptions or evidence, and the possibility of a mastermind or a time leaper is extremely low.

Another time leaper theory: Shuji Hanma

Another time leaper theory: Shuji Hanma(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

One of the most common candidates for the theory of another mastermind and time leaper in Tokyo Revengers is Shuji Hanma.

He’s one of those characters whose true intentions are hard to read, as he’s always aloof and unpredictable.

 

Shuji Hanma is a character who first appeared in the battle of 8/3, and in Tokyo Revengers he works as a sidekick to Tetta Kisaki.

In the sense of the reason and motive to kill Hinata, the theory of Shuji Hanma is weak, but it is impossible that it is “a mere pleasure crime” or “because Kesaki wants to kill her”.

 

However, in the 205th chapter of the 23rd volume of the manga, Kesaki asked Shuji Hanma “Why are you following me?“.

So at least Kisaki didn’t recognize that “Shuji Hanma is the mastermind”.

 

In addition, Shuji cried for the first time in the story after confirming Kesaki's death, which shows that he followed Kesaki not only because he was crazy but also because he really liked Kesaki.(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

In addition, Shuji cried for the first time in the story after confirming Kesaki’s death, which shows that he followed Kesaki not only because he was crazy but also because he really liked Kesaki.

Although this description doesn’t completely deny the theory of Shuji Hanma as a mastermind and a time leaper, the story of Shuji Hanma seems to have been closed at the end of chapter 205 of volume 23 of the manga, when they are talking to each other in front of the grave of Tetta Kisaki.

Another time leaper theory: Haruchiyo Sanzu

Another time leaper theory: Haruchiyo Sanzu(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

Another mastermind of the Tokyo Revengers and one of the whispered time leaper theories is Haruchiyo Sanzu.

Sanzuharu Chiyo is the vice-captain of 5th division in Tokyo Manji gang, and although he doesn’t make a notable appearance until midway through the story, he appears as one of the main characters from the scene where he becomes Bonten’s number two in chapter 196 of volume 22 of the manga.

Although there is little evidence to suggest that Sanzu is the mastermind behind Hinata’s murder, he is one of the craziest characters in the manga, so it is not surprising that he is the mastermind.

Therefore, if the reason and motive for killing Hinata is clarified for Sanzu in the future, the theory of a mastermind and a time leaper is likely to be strong.

Another time leaper theory: Hinata Tachibana

In Tokyo Revengers, Takemichi’s purpose of changing the world through time leaps was “to save Hina“, but now there is a shocking theory of that “Hinata is time leaper.“.

The reason why this theory raised was because Hinata was drawn on the back cover of the 22nd volume of the manga of Tokyo Revengers.

The back cover is the cover of the book without the cover, and you can’t see the back cover in e-books like Kindle.

This is the back cover of the book.

As for the back cover, the official Tokyo Revengers Twitter page said the following.

  • Each volume has a special feature drawn by author Wakui.
  • It’s a scene from the past of the character on the cover.

This means that the “Takemichi reaching out in a time leap fashion on the cover of volume 22” and the “Hinata reaching out in a time leap fashion on the back cover of volume 22” are “scenes from the past”, and they happen in real life.

Therefore, it is almost certain that Hinata will have a time leap in the future, and at the same time, she will be a time leaper.

 

On the other hand, if you ask me if Hinata is the mastermind, I think she is not.

Because Hinata herself has died many times in the story, and if she was the mastermind, she wouldn’t have ended up like that.

Therefore, Hinata may play an active role in the future as a “time leaper who becomes Takemichi’s ally“.

[Tokyo Revengers] Who knows that Takemichi is a time leaper?

[Tokyo Revengers] Who knows that Takemichi is a time leaper?(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

Now that we’ve talked about the other potential time leaper, let’s take a look at the characters who know that Takemichi is a time leaper.

In the series, the following characters know that Takemichi is a time leaper.

  • Naoto Tachibana
  • Chifuyu Matsuno
  • Hinata Tachibana
  • Manjiro Sano
  • Ken Ryuguji

Among these candidates, the one who is the same as the one we have just mentioned is Manjiro Sano, aka Mikey.

 

Kisaki said to Takemichi (C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

After “I am”, Kesaki is about to say something to Takemichi on his deathbed, and this scene reminds us of the mastermind and the other time leaper.

Before this scene, Kisaki said to Takemichi “So you really are a time leaper, huh!?”.

It was as if he had always suspected that Takemichi was a time leaper.

 

It’s not necessarily true that the person who knows that Takemichi is time leaper is the mastermind, but it’s a good indicator.

[Tokyo Revengers] Is Takemichi a time leaper from the beginning? The mystery of the first time travel!

[Tokyo Revengers] Is Takemichi a time leaper from the beginning? The mystery of the first time travel!(C)Ken Wakui/Shueisha

Actually, there is something strange about the first time leap in the 1st chapter of the 1st volume of the Tokyo Revengers manga.

The question is: “Why did Takemichi make a time leap without a trigger?” That’s the question.

 

In the story, Takemichi uses Naoto as a trigger to do a timelapse, and he cannot do a timelapse in the past or the future without shaking his hand with Naoto.

However, only the first time leap is triggered without Naoto, so there are many possibilities.

  • Is Takemichi actually able to make a time leap without a trigger?
  • Can Takemichi make an emergency time leap without a trigger only when he is about to die?
  • Was Takemichi’s power partially transferred to him after he got involved with Naoto 12 years ago, and became a trigger?

The details are unknown at this point, but perhaps this foreshadowing at the very beginning of the story will be the key to the Tokyo Revengers.

Conclusion of “[Tokyo Revengers] Who’s time leaper? The candidates of time skip/travel!”

In this article, we explained about the other time leaper and the mastermind of Tokyo Revengers, the candidates from the descriptions in the work, and other foreshadowing.

The existence of another time leaper is one of the biggest mysteries in Tokyo Revengers.

Some say there is no such thing as another time leaper, but in any case, we’ll have to wait and see what happens in Tokyo Revengers.

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