Tokyo Revengers 2, which is being split up into two live-action movies for 2023, revealed that the band SUPER BEAVER will be behind both movies’ theme songs.
The first movie part, titled Chi no Halloween -Unmei- (translated as Bloody Halloween -Fate-), is scheduled to hit Japanese theaters in April, and SUPER BEAVER’s theme song for it is called “Gradation.” You can hear a little clip of it in this teaser.
The second movie part, titled Chi no Halloween -Kessen- (translated as Bloody Halloween -Decisive Battle-) is coming out in June. In that one, SUPER BEAVER’s theme song is called “Hakanakunai” (translated as “Not Merely Fleeting”).
SUPER BEAVER has also done opening and closing theme songs for Barakamon, Haikyu!! To The Top, My Hero Academia and Naruto Shippuden.
The Tokyo Revengers 2 movies will have Takumi Kitamura playing Takemichi Hanagaki, Ryō Yoshizawa playing Mikey and Yuki Yamada playing Draken. Looking toward the new actors, Kento Nagayama plays Keisuke Baji, Nijirō Murakami plays Kazutora Hanemiya, and Mahiro Takasugi plays Chifuyu Matsuno. They are being directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa.
The original manga is published in America by Kodansha, which gave this description for the plot:
“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!!”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.