A series of posters of Tokyo avengers has recently appeared at major stations in the Tokyo area. The posters feature new artwork of most of the main characters. The new posters have been put up to celebrate the recent anniversary of the series.
The posters first appeared on June 13 in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya station. The posters were only on display for a very limited time, June 13-19. The fans of Tokyo avengers traveled across town to see the huge display of posters.
Tokyo avengers is a popular manga and anime series about a man named Takemichi who can travel back 12 years to his middle school days. By doing so, he tries to prevent future events – especially tragedies – from happening. Whenever he travels to the past, things inevitably change for his own fate and that of those around him. The manga was first published in 2017 and is currently ongoing. It won the Kodansha Manga Award for the shonen category in 2020 and has sold over 50 million copies to date.
A live-action movie and an anime series were released in 2021 and became extremely popular in Japan and overseas. The anime was first announced on June 19, 2020, which the special poster series celebrates. A special event was held in Shibuya that day as the 2nd “Memorial and Formation” Live Celebration. Many voice actors attended the live event, including Yuuki Shin (Takemichi Hanagaki), Yu Hayashi (Manjiro Sano,) Masaaki Mizunaka (Keisuke Bachi), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Takashi Mitsuya), and Sho Karino (Chifuyu Matsuno) .
The posters themselves have most of the main Tokyo avengers cast – Takemichi, Draken, Mitsuya, Baji, Chifuyu, Parchin, Peyan and Ichitora. They also have Mikey’s famous quote, 「日和ってるやついる？」, roughly meaning “Is there a sunny guy?”. One of the larger posters with Mikey also has Hachiko, the famous dog statue that is a Shibuya landmark, in the background.
The anime takes place in Tokyo, so it makes sense to tie the posters to such a famous location. Most of the posters were displayed in Shibuya, but were located in and around major Tokyo stations, such as Shinjuku and Yokohama. These types of poster events are very popular in Japan and attract huge crowds of people who travel to see them.
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