First Arc | Tokyo Revengers
Takemichi Hanagaki, a 26-year-old boy, one day discovers that his former school ex-girlfriend Hinata Tachibana was killed along with his younger brother Naoto by Tokyo Manji’s gang. When Takemichi is pushed under a train, he teleports himself exactly 12 years into the past, to 2005. Reliving his middle school days, Takemichi is reunited with Naoto and reveals the exact date of his and Hinata’s deaths. As they shake hands, Takemichi is suddenly transported back to the present, creating a time paradox of Where Naoto survives and is now a detective. Naoto deduces that every time they hold hands, Takemichi travels back in time 12 years. With his knowledge of the future, Takemichi vows to save Hinata.
In the past, Takemichi’s friends were forced into secret meetings organized by Kiyomasa, a Tokyo Manji gang member. Takemichi’s guts to protect her earn the respect of gang leader Mikey. Takemichi learns that his newfound friendship with Mikey saved one of his friends, Akkun, from going to jail in the present. However, after Akkun kills himself out of fear, Takemichi realizes that the Tokyo Manji Gang poses a greater threat to his friends than he originally thought.
After traveling back in time, Takemichi learns that the Tokyo Manji gang is waging a war against the rival Moebius gang to avenge Pah-chin’s friend. Takemichi learns that Mikey’s second-in-command, Draken, is eventually killed, leading to Mikey’s brutality. Draken survives the rumble, but Pah-chin contacts the police after stabbing Moebius leader Osanai. This leads to power struggles within the Tokyo Manji Gang as they disagree on how to help Pah-chin.
Takemichi resolves between Mikey and Draken; However, on August 3, 2005, the Tokyo Manji Gang was attacked by a group of Moebius members led by Valhalla member Shūji Hanma. Takemichi learns that out of anger at Mikey and Draken, Peh-yan worked with them and Pah-chin could be arrested while Kiyomasa stabbed Draken for humiliating him and banishing him from Tokyo Manji’s gang. Tokyo Manji Gang wins the match, Takemichi defeats Kiyomasa, and Draken recovers from his wounds.