Key takeaways from Tokyo Revengers Season 2 review:
- Tokyo Revengers Season 2 is an inferior version of the first season and has lost the ‘surprise’ factor that kept viewers on the edge of their seats in season 1.
- Pacing issues and poor animation and soundtrack are some of the main problems with this season, though the plot itself is still decent and some characters do receive good development.
- Despite its flaws, I still enjoyed the season to some extent and hope that season 3 will improve upon these issues.
Think back to the spring season of 2021. Tokyo Revengers Season 1 just came out, and it is what everyone is talking about for a few weeks. The fact that it was available for free on the Muse Network helped its popularity too. You take a series like that, something so immensely popular, and turn it into this. Yes, I mean Tokyo Revengers Season 2.
So welcome back to another one of my reviews. Today I am talking about Tokyo Revengers Season 2 and as much as it hurts to say this, it is inferior in every aspect to season 1. This is really a shame because this arc was pretty decent in the manga. So let’s talk about it. There are going to be a lot of complaints so please be prepared. So let’s start.
The plot of this arc itself is not that bad, it still has a few surprises up its sleeves. The thing is, the pacing issues are kind of worse in the anime. I don’t why this is. Like sometimes the plot is moving really fast, in episodes 10-11 for example. But sometimes, things completely stop. In the manga, it does not hurt that much because one chapter is smaller compared to a whole episode. It really stings in the anime though.
Once again, I don’t think the base plot of season 2 is bad by any means. It is just that when compared to season 1, it has lost that ‘surprise’ factor. Season 1 always kept you on the edge of your seat, in season 2, that changes because you know that the characters will be fine. So there are no real stakes here.
So this is where Mikey’s character starts going off the rails for me. As someone having read the manga, I promise you that it gets a lot worse. Takemichi does get his steady character development and Hakkai’s character development was done pretty well too. Not to mention, we actually get to see Hina’s parents being concerned about her. Finally, someone in this universe has sensible parents. So not too shabby in this department.
Animations and Soundtracks
Now, this is where things go to shit. And I mean that literally. The biggest issue of season 1 was the animations and still, they show no sign of improvement in Tokyo Revengers Season 2. Come on Liden Films, I know you made big bucks from Season 1; put some more budget into these animations. Season 1 had a really good opening theme, it was really catchy. This season’s opening theme is rather generic and I don’t really like it.
Here are my final scores for Tokyo Revengers Season 2:
- Plot – 7/10
- Characters – 6/10
- Animations – 5/10
- Soundtracks – 5/10
- Enjoyment – 6/10
- Please make Season 3 better – 10/10
- Overall – 6/10
So there you have it. Those were my thoughts and opinions on Tokyo Revengers Season 2. This season had a lot of wasted potential in my opinion and it could’ve been so much better so easily. Let me know what you think in the comments though. I will take my leave here. See ya!!