The Tokyo Manji Gang (東京卍會, Tōkyō Manji-Kai?), otherwise known as Toman/Touman, is a biker gang lead by Manjiro "Mikey" Sano & Ken "Draken" Ryuguji.

Background

Toman was founded with the idea of Baji making their own gang in order to be able to fight the Black Dragons. Their gang was founded with the motto of "If one of us gets hurt, we'll protect them. I want a gang that's all for one, one for all." [2]

The gang's initial identity is a grade-school biker gang formed by students in schools around Tokyo. Most members are middle schoolers. The gang's ethics include upholding every member's honor and never stooping to act deplorably or cowardly.

The present-day Toman has since completely been warped by a few individuals. Now, the gang has become a full-fledged crime syndicate, committing every crime imaginable.

History

Toman started out as a group of middle-schoolers: Mikey, Draken, Baji, Mitsuya, Pah-chin, and Kazutora. Back then, they rode their bikes around, searching for fun and just having a good time in general. They would constantly banter and play pranks on each other, but it was all in good faith. In 2003, Mitsuya created the uniforms that would become the official Toman uniform a few years later and the iconic photo of the founders was taken. A few days before Mikey's birthday, Kazutora wants to steal a better bike for Mikey and convinces a begrudging Baji to go along with them. They almost steal the bike, but the shop owner catches them. To prevent themselves from getting arrested, Kazutora hits him with a wrench, but accidentally kills him. Kazutora snaps from the ordeal and is sent to a reform school. The naive and pure Toman was no more.

Structure

Toman is led by Mikey and Draken as leader and vice-leader respectively. There are five divisions which comprises around 25 guys each. [3]

  • Fifth Division - The division led by Mucho, is a "special task division" that allowed infighting. They are considered Toman's "Public Morality Council". They can punish any traitors in Toman without the leader's consent. [4]

Founding Members

Vice-Leader
Attack Unit
Elite Guard Commander
 
Banner Carrier
Attack Unit

Members

President
Vice President
1st Division Captain
1st Division Vice Captain
 
1st Division Subordinate
2nd Division Captain
2nd Division Vice Captain
3rd Division Captain
 
3rd Division Vice Captain
4th Division Captain
4th Division Vice Captain
 

Former Members

Former 1st Division Captain
Former 3rd Division Captain
Former 5th Division Captain
Former 1st Division Co-Captain

Battles

  • Touman vs. Moebius (Pa-chin, Mikey, Draken vs. Nobutaka Osanai) win
  • Touman vs. Moebius (Gang vs. Gang) win
  • Touman vs. Valhalla (Gang vs. Gang) win
  • Touman vs. Tenjiku (Gang vs. Gang) interrupted

Trivia

Manji (卍) - crux gammata also known as swastika symbol, is an ancient religious icon in the cultures of Eurasia. It is used as a symbol of divinity and spirituality in Indian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The name is derived from the Sanskrit svastika (meaning "welfare," from su - "well" + asti "he is"). As a symbol of prosperity and good fortune, the swatstika was widely used throughout the ancient world (for example, appearing often on Mesopotamian coinage), including North and South America and has been used in Japan as a symbol of Buddhism since ancient times. To be precise, the symbol generally used by Japanese Buddhism is the sauvatika, which moves in a counterclockwise direction, and is called the manji in Japanese. The arms of the swastika, which point in a clockwise direction (卐), are generally considered a solar symbol. It was this version (the hakenkreuz) that was perverted by the Nazis. The sauvastika generally stands for night and often for magical practices.

References

  1. Tokyo Revengers Manga: Chapter 189.
  2. Tokyo Revengers Manga: Chapter 63.
  3. Tokyo Revengers Manga: Chapter 40.
  4. Tokyo Revengers Manga: Chapter 140.

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