In no time is the Tokyo Avenger has become one of the most popular, surpassing sales of shonen like Jujutsu Kaisen or My Hero Academia week after week. Ken Wakui has created a successful work based on subjects such as willingness to make sacrifices and friendship.

Recently, Tokyo Revenger surpassed Attack on Titan and became Kodanasha's best-selling manga in a year. But what was that? Source of inspiration from Ken Wakuthe? Apparently his own past.

In an interview published in 2019, the Japanese author revealed that it was in the early 2000s Member of a criminal gang. It was precisely this β€œdark” past that laid the foundation for Tokyo Revengers.

β€œThe starting point came from my publisher, he wanted to read a story about the Yankii. That interested me, but I had no idea what they are like today. This is how I came up with the idea of ​​time travel, so I could describe what "the Yankii were like in the early 2000s when I was one of them". In another interview, Wakui also admitted that he wasn't a so-called good guy and that he was Expelled from school for an entire month because of misconduct.

But what gang did the author belong to? According to some theories, Wakui would be part of the Black Emperor, one of the biggest gangster gangs of its time. To confirm this, there are some pictures on the net showing him in the uniform of the gang whose symbol was the Manji, who is wrongly associated with National Socialism and has caused a lot of discussion here in Europe.

We leave you for Wakui's ceremonial artwork for Mikey's birthday.

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