A group of cosplayers in Japan, dressed as members of the Tokyo Manji Gang from the anime Tokyo Revengers, got into trouble during a recent photoshoot in a public facility when the onlookers mistook them for real gang members.
The group requested permission from the administration of the facility, however, they overlooked to mention that they would represent the characters of the Tokyo Manji Gang, from the Tokyo Revengers series . Pedestrians apparently called authorities, believing it was a real delinquent gang.
Vandalism is forbidden in public places in Japan, thus if a pedestrian notices an occurrence of this type, they have the right to promptly notify it to the local authorities and the site’s administration.
Twitter user @nl2slar3uic5r5 criticized the gang’s choice of representation. The user commented on the video uploaded by @mikasamansa, a member of the group, as “unsettling” and “scary”.
The same critic pointed out that even though they had permission, the act “violated the rules of the facility”. To this, the group member apologized and said, “I think it would have been okay if I told them in advance about doing the Tokyo Revengers. But occupying a public place in this way is certainly not a good idea. I’ll be more careful when cosplaying in the future. “
Ken Wakui‘s Tokyo Revengers has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine since March 2017. Liden Films adapted the first season and it aired from April to September 2021.
Tokyo Revengers plot is described as:
Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagakii learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school has died. The oonly girlfriend he had was killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his six0years-younger boss treats him like an idiot. At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days. To save his girlfriend Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto’s most sinister delinquent gang!