Tokyo Revengers aired recently to a very warm reception by both fans and critics. This intriguing series about delinquents (this subgenre is called yanki in Japan, based on the word “Yankee”) contains a lot of unlikely heroes that’ll certainly attract your attention in the best possible way. The anime’s first season, consisting of 24 episodes, aired from April 11, 2021 to September 19, 2021, with a second season already being announced.
While you’re waiting, here is a list of the best anime series like the Tokyo Revengers that every fan needs to see. The list is going to include a total of 15 different titles which resemble the main Tokyo Revengers anime in one way or the other.
Best Anime Like Tokyo Revengers
The list is going to contain a total of 15 titles, ranked in random order, i.e. the ranking does reflect the quality of the series themselves. We have tried to pick the best anime that reflect either the genre, the style, or the spirit of the Tokyo Revengers so that you might enjoy them like you did the original one.
1. My Hero Academia
Original Run: April 3, 2016 – present
Number of Episodes: 110 + 5 OVAs
My Hero Academia is a shōnen manga written and drawn by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been published since July 2014 in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump by publisher Shūeisha, and has thirty-one volumes to date. An anime adaptation by studio Bones has been airing since April 2016 on MBS in Japan and globally.
In a world where 80% of the world’s population has superpowers, here called “Quirks”, we follow the adventures of Izuku Midoriya, “Deku”, one of the rare humans who does not have a Quirk. Despite this, Izuku dreams of joining the super-heroic current of the great superhero academy and one day becoming one of the greatest heroes of his time.
One day, Izuku had the chance to meet his lifelong idol, All Might, the number 1 superhero. This one will bequeath to Izuku his Quirk, the One For All.
2. Bungō Stray Dogs
Original Run: 7 April 2016 – present
Number of Episodes: 36 + OVA
The story centers around certain individuals with supernatural powers who use them for different purposes like running a business, solving mysteries, and carrying out armed detectives agency missions against the port mafia. It revolves particularly around the members of the “armed detective agency” and their everyday life.
The story revolves around a detective agency, each member of which possesses supernatural powers. This particular characteristic gives them the right to resolve investigations that are too perilous for the police. Nakajima Atsushi, a young orphan on the verge of starvation by a river, accidentally finds himself having to save a man from a suicide attempt. This one is none other than Dazai Osamu, a member of this strange agency.
3. Cowboy Bebop
Original Run: April 3, 1998 – June 26, 1998
Number of Episodes: 26
In 2071, the crew of the Bebop spacecraft travel the solar system in search of bounties. In the slang of the time, these bounty hunters were called “cowboys”. Most episodes revolve around a bounty; however, the center of the story is each character’s past and more general old events, which connect as the series progresses.
The first story is that of Spike Spiegel, a former member of a criminal organization, the Red Dragons, who is haunted by a love triangle he experienced with his former Red Dragons teammate, Vicious, and a mysterious woman named Julia.
Original Run: April 6, 2011 – September 14, 2011
Episodes: 24 + OVA
The story of Steins; Gate takes place in the otaku district of Akihabara, and centers on a group of friends who inadvertently turned their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. In order to understand this phenomenon they carry out different experiments concerning time travel. They are quickly tracked down by the SERN research center, which carries out its own research on time travel.
Rintaro will therefore use the capacity of the microwave oven and quickly realize that each modification of the past has an irreversible impact on the present, because of the theory of universe lines.
Original Run: July 3, 2016 – September 25, 2016
Naho is a sixteen-year-old high school student living in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. His daily life is turned upside down by receiving a letter from the future. It would have been written by Naho herself, ten years later. This Naho is now twenty-six years old and consumed with remorse.
Through this letter, she intends to prevent Naho from reproducing the same mistakes. Thus, the letter contains material on the events of the coming months and instructions mainly concerning the arrival of a new student in the class, Kakeru.
Original Run: July 5, 2015 – September 27, 2015
Episodes: 13 + OVA
Yû Otosaka, a young student, is endowed with supernatural powers: he can possess anyone in his field of vision for five seconds. Using his power to cheat on exams, he is spotted by Nao Tomori, also a holder of strange power and a member of the student council of the prestigious Hoshinômi Academy.
These powers, which emerge during adolescence and disappear in adulthood, affect a number of young people in mild, controlled or even dangerous forms. Their origins are however unknown, but linked to a mysterious comet called Charlotte – which gives the series its title – and few people outside of the holders know of its existence.
Nevertheless, these adolescents are highly sought after by several groups of scientists wishing to use them as guinea pigs, then by criminals eager to exploit these gifts for their profit. After his transfer, Yû’s new mission within the Hoshinômi student council will be to protect other young people of his age by warning them of the dangerousness of using their skills.
Original Run: July 26, 2007 – November 1, 2007
Number of Episodes: 16
In the late 1920s in Chicago, the transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, begins its legendary journey that will leave a trail of blood across the country.
At the same time in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard Quates and his unwilling assistant Ennis, search for the lost bottles of the elixir of immortality. In addition, the war between the gangster groups is getting worse. Aboard the Advena Avis in 1711, alchemists are about to learn the price of immortality.
8. Darker than Black
Original Release: April 6, 2007 – September 29, 2007
Number of Episodes: 25
Ten years ago, a mysterious area known as Hell’s Gate appeared in Tokyo, devastating the landscape and altering the sky. The celestial bodies disappeared, replaced by false stars. Shortly after, we discover the existence of human beings endowed with supernatural powers called “pactisants”.
Today, a vast wall has been built to prevent anyone from approaching Hell’s Gate. Each false star corresponds to a contracting party, vibrates when it uses its power, and disappears if it dies. Pactisants are therefore generally designated using an identifier from an astronomical catalog. Many nations use pactisants as secret agents or assassins.
Original Run: January 8, 2016 – March 25, 2016
Number of Episodes: 12
The 29-year-old manga writer Satoru Fujinuma has the ability to travel back in time. If a life-threatening situation for a person arises in his environment, he is suddenly some time earlier and has the opportunity to avert the danger. However, he cannot consciously use the ability. When his mother, Sachiko Fujinuma, recognizes a serial killer and tries to call in the police, she is murdered and found by her son.
He is suspected and suddenly Satoru is 18 years back in the past – in the body of himself as a 10-year-old. He remembers that a series of murders happened back then and suspects that he must find the perpetrator in order to save his mother.
10. Jujutsu Kaisen
Original Run: October 3, 2020 – March 27, 2021
Number of Episodes: 24
The plot of Jujutsu Kaisen takes place in a world where plagues are created from the negative emotions of Humans. Thus, to protect places with a high concentration of these emotions such as schools or hospitals, these infrastructures have a relic, receptacle of a plague, because we can only fight against plagues with a more powerful plague.
These are invisible to human eyes except for a handful of people, for example, exorcists. The exorcist’s job is to eliminate the plagues and thus protect the people from them, but this is not without risks, because these plagues can be more or less powerful.
Original Run: October 12, 2012 – December 12, 2019
Number of Episodes: 41
In 2112, in Japan, Sibyl, a computer system, transformed society into a “perfect world”, thanks to the ubiquitous cameras, drones and scanners, Sibyl is able to analyze and quantify the criminal intentions of a person (named “Psycho-Pass”) and determines who is likely to commit a crime.
When a citizen exceeds the norm, the inspectors of the Bureau of Public Security accompanied by their executors (person having an abnormally high “Psycho-Pass”), pursue and apprehend these people to make them undergo therapy, lock them up or shoot them down. square.
This is the world that embarks Akane Tsunemori, a new inspector who has just joined Division 1 of the Public Security Bureau. She wishes to uphold justice truly and loyally, however she learns that Sibyl’s judgments are not as perfect as her colleagues think.
Original Run: January 28, 1994 – June 24, 1994
Number of Episodes: 12
Boya Harumichi is entering her second year at Suzuran, a high school in the Tokyo region, following a transfer. Very quickly, he shows an extraordinary strength of character and combat, which allows him to assert his presence in an environment endlessly plagued by conflicts between students, who seek to become the Boss of Suzuran.
He succeeded in unifying Suzuran by allying himself with the dominant trio known as Ebizuka, made up of Hiromi, Pon and Mako, without however claiming the title of “King of the chest”. Subsequently, he will have to face threats represented by other gangs in Tokyo, such as the “Armament Front” and the rival school, Hôsen, or even enemies from outside the city.
He will also have to settle the conflict between him and Rindaman, a solitary student of Terminale in Suzuran, the only character capable of competing for strength with him.
13. Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin
Original Run: April 6, 2010 – September 28, 2010
Number of Episodes: 26
Ten years after the Second World War, in July 1955, the six prisoners, nicknamed Mario, Kohlkopf, Soldat, Schildkröte, Uncovered and Joe, are transferred to an educational institution. You will be referred to the head school doctor Dr. Sasaki is introduced, who examines her painfully rectally, and her sadistic and brutal supervisor Ishihara, who accompanies her.
Then they get to know their fellow inmate Sakuragi. After a few teething problems, Sakuragi’s strength gains respect from the other six boys and they get to know each other better. When Joe realizes that his younger sister is about to be adopted and he fears she would then be mistreated and he could never see her again, the other boys help him to escape.
For this they are beaten up and put in solitary confinement. It turns out that Tortoise’s entire family died in the atomic bombing on Hiroshima and he grew up on the streets. Joe reaches the orphanage and tries to escape with his sister, but they are caught by the police and he is brought back. His sister just tells him to forget about her and that she can manage on her own.
14. Be-Bop High School
Original Run: January 26, 1990 – March 21, 1995
Number of Episodes: 7
The story revolves around the lives of two friends as well as schoolmates who go to high school. Hiroshi and Nakama, these are their names, which often cause problems due to their nature in provoking and fighting with others. In keeping with the spirit and identity they have decided to take on, the two adopt an arrogant style, with arrogant behavior and exaggeratedly provocative clothing.
In the manga series we also get to know a whole group of characters mostly extravagant and more or less sporty because of the hairstyle and the fashion adopted.
15. Ikebukuro West Gate Park
Original Run: October 6, 2020 – December 22, 2020
Number of Episodes: 12
The park at the gates of Ikebukuro in Tokyo is a world outside of society, ruled by gangs and their own laws. Makoto, 19, is close to a youth gang known as the G-Boys (Makoto is the friend of the group’s leader, who repeatedly asks him to join the G-Boys, always to no avail). Among his friends, he is renowned for having a good head on his shoulders and being able to cope in all kinds of situations.
Makoto meets 15-year-old Shun Mizuno, who is good at drawing, and two girls his age. However, as the story begins with the appearance of a mysterious strangler (who kills, among other things, Makoto’s girlfriend, one of the two girls he has met) and the rise of A rival gang in the G-Boys sector, Makoto’s capacity for reflection and temperance are quickly put to the test.