Manjirō Sano, who goes by the nickname Mikey, is a 27-year-old leader of the gang known as Tokyo Manji Gang, known by Toman. Mikey is a complex character, who will go to extreme lengths to protect his loved ones, he would even end up killing them.
While you may know almost everything about Mikey, you should also know that he has a sweet tooth, can sleep anywhere, and he’s a talented motorbike mechanic.
Moreover, the only person Mikey looked up to was his older brother, however after he was killed, destiny put Takemichi (the main protagonist) in Mikey’s life. Mikey could see his brother in Takemichi, with the same bravery and determination to protect his loved one.
With time Takemichi realized that he holds a significant part in Mikey’s life, Takemichi has become the light to Mikey that wouldn’t let him fall into the darkness.
In addition, you also would want to know that Mikey is the strongest character in Tokyo Revengers. There hasn’t been a character who can reach the levels of Mikey’s strengths.
In the whole series, no one could withstand the “nuclear kicks” of Mikey, only Shuji was strong enough to last a few minutes.
Besides that, fans believe that the real name and the nickname of Mikey apparently have meaningful translations.
Manjirō, whose ‘man‘ can be “ten thousand”, ‘ji‘ is “next“, and ‘ro‘ is “son“, which adds up and refers to his incredible strength and how he has the manpower equivalent to multiple men. Sano, which is his last name: now ‘sa’ is “help” or “aid“, and ‘no‘ can be “field, wilderness“. This could be indicating to wild and unpredictable part of Mikey’s personality and life, and how he needs the help and support of his loved ones through hardships, despite his power and dominance.
His nickname “Mikey” on the other hand, can be roughly translated into “who is like God”, which once again refers to his status (the leader of Toman and the strongest character).
If you want to know about some other things about Mikey’s life then keep on reading.
What is Tokyo Revengers?
Ken Wakui is the author and designer of the Japanese manga series Tokyo Revengers.
Takemichi Hanagaki’s life has hit rock bottom. Just when he thought things couldn’t get any worse, he learns that his ex-girlfriend, Hinata Tachibana, was murdered by the Tokyo Manji Gang: a gang of nasty criminals who have been disrupting community’s tranquility for quite some time. Takemichi finds himself traveling through time, ending himself 12 years ago, when he was still in a relationship with Hinata, wondering where it all went wrong.
Believing he has a chance to save Hinata, Takemichi decides to infiltrate the Tokyo Manji Gang and rise through the ranks in order to change history and spare Hinata from her tragic fate.
Who is Mikey in Tokyo Revengers?
In Tokyo Revengers, a manga and anime series about time travel and gang conflicts, Mikey is the charismatic commander of Toman, a biker gang.
Mikey is typically a carefree adolescent who enjoys making jokes and pulling pranks on those he regards close friends. He adores them and is desperate to guard their honor. He rarely shows signs of weakness because he considers himself to be Toman’s foundation and support, and if the pillar showed signs of weakness, Toman would be weakened as well.
His aura transforms considerably as Toman’s captain, becoming assessing and commanding. While Toman’s members revere Mikey, they also fear him and his incredible abilities.
Mikey, despite his commanding existence as Toman’s commander, is still a youngster at heart. He has childlike traits and enjoys sleeping whenever he wants.
Who is Mikey’s love interest?
Mikey doesn’t even have any female friends, let alone any love interests. Although, Hina and Mikey become close friends, in fact she is the only close female friend of Mikey.
Mikey and Hina meet in the 5th episode of season 1 when Mikey barges into their class to grab Takemichi and Hina walks towards Mikey and slaps him across the face.
Hina slapped Mikey because she thought that he was taking Takemichi to hurt him, however, when that got cleared up, Hina apologized to Mikey.
While there have been many episodes where Mikey showed care towards Hina, it wasn’t much to say that he had feelings for her.
Here’s the list of chapters where Mikey and Hina were shown to care for each other:
|173 Chapter||When Izana punches Mikey, you can see Hina’s worried face|
|179 Chapter||Mikey tells Takemichi that he will take care of Hina|
|190 Chapter||Mikey promises Takemichi that they will meet the members of Toman and Hina in 12 years and that he will protect them|
|268 Chapter||Mikey gets angry at Takemichi as he returns after he promised that he will protect everyone including Toman and Hina|
Moreover, besides Hina, Senju can become the love with Mikey as they both have many similarities.
Senju is a principled leader who also has an excellent moral compass. Kawaragi Senju makes her first appearance in Chapter 207 of the Manga and debuted in Chapter 212.
What is Mikey known for in Tokyo Revengers?
Mikey is known for his strong character, he’s considered the strongest member of Toman in the whole series. Mikey is also the leader of the biggest, Tokyo Manji Gang.
The friendship between Mikey and Takemichi has been talked about quite a lot, they both can rely on each other and some fans believe that Mikey sees his brother Shinichiro in Takemichi.
Furthermore, Mikey is also known for his “nuclear kicks” and the attitude he carries onto the battlefield. Even Osanai, who is a former boxer, couldn’t stand a chance when came into combat against Mikey.
The physical strength of Mikey traces to two sources: his formal training and physical superiority.
Mikey has been into Martial Arts since he was a child at the Dojo of his grandfather. Moreover, Mikey has also been hailed as a natural prodigy by Baji (who is his oldest friend) and his grandfather. Because of the endless martial arts training and sessions, his already natural endurance and reflexes become sharper points.
In addition, this formal training has developed a strong core strength and balance in his body, the manifestation of which is his savage leg strength, where the “nuclear kicks” shoot. Besides that, Mikey has also passionately trained his flexibility, which allows him to reach taller opponents with his malicious kicks.
Mikey is even below the average height, he’s about 162cm tall, but this isn’t a disadvantage to him. All things considered, Mikey is one of the brave, fearless, and strong characters.
Why is Mikey obsessed with Takemichi?
The friendship of Mikey and Takemichi is for the books, the relationship that is developed with every episode is just enchanting. Mikey has never met someone who’s so determined to protect their loved ones that he would keep fighting, despite the fact that he doesn’t stand a chance.
Mikey initially found Takemichi’s bravery interesting, however Takemichi was afraid of Mikey for his fearsome prowess.
As Mikey and Takemichi spend time together, Takemichi realized that Mikey is actually a caring and loving person.
Mikey on the other hand feels that Takemichi filled the void that was created after the death of his brother, Shinichiro. In fact, Mikey became so close to Takemichi that he became the light that helped him deal with his dark side.
Check out this video to see when and how Mikey asked Takemichi to become his friend:
Is Mikey a time leaper?
No, Mikey isn’t the time leaper, Takemichi, who is the main character in Tokyo Revengers, is the only time leaper.
Takemichi leaps through 17 times, every time for a reason, for instance, Takemichi returned to the past to save Darken, who is Mikey’s best friend.
While Mikey doesn’t have any magical ability, he can be the strongest and bravest character in Tokyo Revengers. There aren’t many characters that possess the abilities like Mikey, he certainly is one of a kind.
However, Mikey does have a curse that was the result of his brother’s actions. These dark Impulses have been growing inside Mikey for several decades, which force him to turn into a self-destructive version of himself.
In fact, Mikey even kills Takemichi, but he wasn’t intending on killing him, he just wanted to push him away from himself for his own good. But Takemichi being Takemichi, refused to leave Mikey’s side.
Even though Mikey has good intentions, he is considered an antagonist, which can be hard to process for people who know how good Mikey is.
- Mikey is one of the strongest characters in Tokyo Revengers, there isn’t any character who can give a challenging fight to him, in fact, most of them don’t even last a minute.
- Mikey has no love interest, but Hina becomes his close friend with time. In fact, Mikey told Hina that girls like her are rare. This was after Hina slapped him, but she apologized as soon as she found out that he had no intention of hurting Takemichi.
- Fans believe that Senju can become Mikey’s love interest in the future as they share many similarities.
- Mikey is known for his strong character in Tokyo Revengers, you wouldn’t see the attitude in anyone that Mikey has on the battlefield, he’s considered a menace.
- Takemichi and Mikey share one of the best friendships, Mikey cares about Takemichi and can see how brave he is. Takemichi also becomes fond of Mikey after learning about his true nature, in fact, Takemichi never leaves Mikey alone.
- The only time leaper is Takemichi in Tokyo Revengers, however, Mikey has physical prowess.