Tokyo Revengers anime was probably one of the most anticipated manga adaptations and with the anime finally coming out, we can slowly see the hype building up!
With brilliant animation and a fantastic storyline, it made a great start right off the bat.
Tokyo Revengers starts with introducing Takemichi Hanagaki who’s sick of his everyday life as a literal loser. He soon learns that his ex-girlfriend who was his only girlfriend ever got involved in a mess created by the Manji Gang and got killed. He kept wondering what went wrong when suddenly he found himself in the past when he used to be a high-schooler. Now, Takemichi has the chance of saving his former girlfriend and rewriting his future by getting involved with Tokyo’s most ominous delinquent gang!
With such an unorthodox storyline, weebs are getting more and more interested in Tokyo Revengers and even anime with similar storylines or themes. Now, if you’re looking for some anime like Tokyo Revengers, we have you covered!
Check out our list below for some anime that resemble Tokyo Revengers.
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12. Re: Zero
Although, Re: Zero does not have a bunch of delinquents with some nasty tempers, the one thing that both Tokyo Revengers and Re: Zero share in common is the ability to travel back in time to save their loved ones.
Re: Zero revolves around Natsuki Subaru who got hit by our famous Truck-kun and was issekai’d to a completely different world. As soon as he gets to the new world, he meets a silver-haired half-elf, Emilia, and gets killed while saving her. He finds himself alive again after a few hours just to die again.
After experiencing death a few times, he realizes he has this mysterious power to return back to life and turn back time whenever he dies. He finally succeeds in helping her and out of gratitude, Emilia takes him to her palace and lets him stay there as a butler.
Subaru slowly develops feelings for Emilia and decides that he’d help her become the next Queen no matter what. However, his journey is full of pain and suffering as he comes across a lot of deadly villains that are after Emilia. Now, will Subaru overcome all the suffering while having a bunch of good companions by his side and be able to make Emilia’s wish come true?
Just like Tokyo Revengers, Charlotte also involves the theme of time traveling. It also involves some High School stuff going on just like Tokyo Revengers. So, if you liked Tokyo Revengers, you’re definitely going to love watching Charlotte, too!
Charlotte follows the story of some pre adolescent kids who start developing superhuman powers when a mysterious comet named Charlotte passes by Earth. Yuu Otosaka is our MC who develops the power of possessing anyone’s body for five seconds and wants to use it to live his school life as carefree as he can. However, he’s exposed by a girl named Nao Tomori. She forces him to transfer to the Houshinoumi Academy where the rest of the kids with superhuman powers are. Together, they search for their destiny as power wielders.
10. Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon is an action-oriented anime with a bunch of delinquents/yakuza just like Tokyo Revengers. However, the yakuza in Black Lagoon are definitely on a whole other level of badass. So, if you’re into some action-filled anime, we definitely recommend you to watch this one!
Black Lagoon tells us the story of Rokuro Okajima who’s an ordinary salaryman, carrying some important documents for the company. The ship he’s traveling in gets attacked by the pirates. He’s kidnapped by the mercenaries but his top priority is to keep the documents safe. He soon notices that the pirates are quite friendly and mean no harm to him. Now, with his life as a corporate slave ruined, he wishes to join the group of pirates and travel with them throughout the South China Sea.
ReLife features the concept of time traveling along with some lovey-dovey concept that is quite similar to Tokyo Revengers. You’d also notice the characters of both the anime giving the same vibes despite having different dynamics. Traveling back in time to fix one’s life by not repeating the same mistake is what’s similar in both ReLife and Tokyo Revengers.
The story revolves around a 27-year-old guy named Kaizaki Arata, who’s hopeless in finding a job after quitting his former one. One day he meets Ryo Yoake who works at the ReLife Research Institute. Ryo possesses a drug that could transform Kaizaki into his 17-year-old self again to fix his past mistakes. Kaizaki agrees to use it and starts his life again as a high-schooler.
8. Great Teacher Onizuka
Both Great Teacher Onizuka and Tokyo Revengers share the theme of High School Drama and involve some really nice yakuza action. However, Great Teacher Onizuka is definitely way more comedic than Tokyo Revengers.
Our MC in Great Teacher Onizuka is a badass ex-biker gang leader who aspires to be a great high school teacher (How ironic!). However, he’s up to no good as his sole motive of getting into a high school as a teacher is just to find a pretty little teenage wife for him.
He manages to get into the prestigious Holy Forest Academy but finds himself in a bit of a mess as his class is notorious for being rotten to the core. The students face issues every day and he is the one who solves them by using his life lessons.
Orange is just another anime with time-traveling as its main theme. Although it does not involve any delinquents or yakuza, it is quite similar to Tokyo Revengers. Both involve some high school romance and the MCs wishing to fix their past mistakes to save their loved ones. We definitely recommend you to check it out if you loved watching Tokyo Revengers.
Orange follows the story of Takamiya Naho who receives a detailed letter from herself 10 years in the future one day. Initially, she thinks that someone’s playing a prank on her because let’s be serious, how can a person even receive a letter from her own self from the future? Sounds ridiculous, right?
However, Naho notices the things in the letter coming true and has no choice but to believe the miracle that’s happening to her. She has a group of friends which also includes a guy named Kakeru. Her future self deeply regrets that Kakeru is no longer with them in the future and advises her past self to never leave him alone and watch him closely so that he stays with them.
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6. Ikebukuro West Gate Park
Both Ikebukuro West Gate Park and Tokyo Revengers revolve around the gang culture in Japan and its power dynamics. They show the struggles of different yakuza gangs possessing different power structures. They both share the same concept of protecting someone other than themselves!
The story is about Makoto Majima who is a troubleshooter and often fixes disputes amongst the deadly yakuza that live in Ikebukuro. He’s Extremely capable and is able to do things that even the police can’t. Makoto ends up losing his loved one when things get out of hand. Will he keep his cool and deal with everything logically or go haywire? The answer lies in the anime!
Another anime about delinquents and gangs, Rainbow tells us the story of some bad boys that are also sad boys!
Rainbow and Tokyo revengers are quite similar because of the concept of yakuza bonding and deeply analyzing why they turn out to be like that.
Rainbow tells us the story of a bunch of teenagers who have been shifted to Shounan Special Reform School because of some crimes they committed. They meet an older inmate, Rokurouta Sakuragi, who was a former boxer in their cell and all of them become close to him. The boys saw a light of hope and promised each other that they’ll meet again outside after serving their sentences.
4. Shounan Bakusozouku
This anime features a theme of gang culture and mixes it up with the high school drama which gives it an interesting edge!
We see the concept of gang culture portrayed beautifully in this anime just like Tokyo Revengers.
Shounan Bakusozouku is about a high school gang leader who’s a biker as well as a member of his school’s handicrafts club (How ironic!). We find our MC very weird because he constantly juggles between being a badass biker and a total cutie with his handicrafts. The rest of his gang is equally weird!
3. Steins; Gate
Steins; Gate incorporates the theme of time travel and is very similar to Tokyo Revengers. However, we don’t see any gangs or yakuza in Steins; Gate. Our MC, unlike the MC of Tokyo Revengers, is a weird scientist. Both the anime involve going back in time to save their loved ones.
This anime revolves around a mad scientist named Rintarou Okabe along with his team members, Mayuri Shiina and Hashida Itaru who are constantly working on some “Future Gadgets”. They manage to create a bizarre “Phone Microwave” that can send Emails to the past, changing the past completely.
2. Koukou Botuden Crows
Koukou Botuden Crows revolve around high school gangs and delinquents and their strong bonds with each other. If you liked Tokyo Revengers, you’re definitely going to love this one!
The story is about Bouya Harumichi who got transferred to an all-boys high school. That high school is a haven for some of the most dangerous delinquents. The high school is named “Crows High School” because the students get a lot of hate from normal people because of their inauspiciousness. Hamachi has the potential of becoming a badass delinquent. But will he really join hands with the delinquents and get all the hate from the people around him?
Just like the MC of Tokyo Revengers, our MC from Erased becomes his younger self to save his loved one. Both anime share the concept of time traveling as well as changing the course of things so that they could fix what they’ve ruined.
Erased follows the story of Satoru Fujinuma who’s a reclusive part-timer with no ambitions. However, he has the power of going back in time and avoiding accidents or deaths (Such a convenient power!). Satoru lives with a constant childhood trauma that he would like to forget. The only way is to go back in the past and fix things so that he could live his life without any guilt. Will he trust his ability and go back in time to fix things?
Tokyo Revengers is definitely worth all the grace it’s getting. It has a beautiful story that gives us a lesson that we should not trust what we see on the surface but also try to understand something on a deeper, less superficial level.
With that being said, our list will help you with some of the best anime that are similar to Tokyo Revengers on so many levels. Let us know in the comments if you know any more anime that resemble the Tokyo Revengers!
Tokyo Revengers vs. Erased: Comparison
Conclusion - Which one should you watch?
After carefully comparing the two series and took some time to watch and read the anime and manga of the two, we got to admit that it’s kind of difficult to say which series is better and which stands out from us. But we have to admit that Erased seems to have more of an advantage here as Fujinuma was already aware of his ability from the beginning of the series.
Both the main characters of the two anime show have a particular reason to go back in time. At the same time, they are trying their best to prevent such incidents from happening. They are also trying to fix and improve themselves as well. That way, when Takemichi and Fujinuma go back to their present time, they will definitely know what is best for them.
So, if you’re looking for an action-packed time-traveling anime series, we highly recommend Erased. However, you are looking for something less dark and manageable, you can also consider Tokyo Revengers. There’s more to look forward to so hope you enjoy this feature.