Tokyo Revengers: Is Tetta Kisaki a Time-Leaper Like Takemichi Hanagaki?
Tetta Kisaki is the primary antagonist of the series. He is extremely cunning and manipulative. Kisaki is the sole reason why Toman and everyone related to it ends up having a bad future.
Tokyo Revengers is one of the most popular anime of the year and is quickly climbing up the ranks. Even before the release of its trailer, manga fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of his series. Of course, the anime lived up to the expectations with its amazing art, voiceovers, and soundtrack.
Tokyo Revengers is a unique story with lots of plot twists. These shocking moments are what keep you glued to the series. It includes time-leaping, biker gangs, romance, revenge, schemes, and lots of action. Kisaki's schemes have not been revealed fully in the anime yet, so there are a lot of questions anime fans have been desperate to know.
Such as whether or not Kisaki can time-leap and why he plans the murder of Hinata Tachibana in alternate timelines. Here, we will discuss these things, so this article contains a lot of spoilers.
What is the Plot of Tokyo Revengers?
The story starts with a 26-year-old man, Takemichi Hanagaki, watching the news of his ex-girlfriend's murder. She died due to the Tokyo Manji gang, which is involved in many illegal businesses. Takemichi is living an ordinary life with no accomplishments to speak of. He works part-time at a supermarket store and lives alone with no friends or family to turn to.
While waiting for a train in the station, he suddenly got pushed from behind and somehow ended up in the second year of middle school. At first, he thought that it was just his life flashing before his eyes but soon realized that he had time-leaped.
Because he used to be a delinquent in middle school, he got in a fight the same day and later ran into Naoto, Hinata's younger brother. Takemichi tells him everything about himself, which the latter believed. After shaking hands, with Naoto, he traveled back to his original time, where he met the adult Naoto, who was supposed to die on the same day as Hinata.
Naoto explained how he managed to survive in this timeline because Takemichi changed the past. The duo hypothesized Takemichi's powers and realized that the handshake is the trigger to activate his ability. After that, Takemichi swore to create a future where Hinata is safe.
He ends up being friends with the leader and vice commander of Toman and tries to figure out what caused such drastic changes in the gang within 12 years. He also learns about the man responsible for this horrible future, Tetta Kisaki. Takemichi tries over and over again to change the past, but somehow Hinata ends up being dead in every timeline.
Is Tetta Kisaki a Time Leaper?
In the manga, we saw a future where Takemichi is now a top executive of Toman alongside Chifuyu Matsuno, vice commander of the first division. Right after Kisaki kills Chifuyu, he points a gun at Takemichi and calls him a "hero".
After a few chapters, in the past, during the fight with the Black Dragons, Kisaki (now a member of Black Dragons) again calls him a hero. This compels Takemichi to believe that Kisaki is also a time-leaper. He justifies his hypothesis to Chifuyu (who knows about his time-leaping) by saying that the reason why the future ends up terrible no matter how much he changes the past, is because Kisaki can time-leap and makes the situation favorable for himself again.
This is to be expected since it was the only explanation why Toman keeps getting worse every time. Fans believed this for a long time until the fight with the Black Dragons, where Takemichi accused Kisaki of time-traveling, which the latter denies.
While Takemichi was running after Kisaki to catch him, the latter gets hit by the bus and dies on the spot, after proving that he is not a time-leaper. The only explanation for all the terrible futures is that Kisaki is because he is extremely brilliant that has nothing to do with supernatural powers. He is able to analyze the situation and bend it in his favor. Kisaki is also talented in manipulating other people.
Why Did Kisaki Planned Hinata's Murder in Multiple Timelines?
The only thing that didn't make sense ever since the start of the series was that Kisaki always killed Hinata. Hinata had nothing to do with Toman in the first timeline. Even after she became friends with the members because of Takemichi's time-leaping, they both had been separated for 12 years in the future. So, Kisaki has no reason whatsoever to kill her. At least that's what we thought.
But on the day Kisaki died, he revealed that he had always been in love with Hinata and Takemichi was his rival whom he always respected. In all timelines, the adult Kisaki would always propose to Hinata. But Hinata would refuse him every time because of her feelings for Takemichi. Being the prideful person he is, Kisaki would end up ordering someone to kill Hinata.