Tokyo Revengers season 2 episode 7 recap & review: Sibling Rivalry

In the seventh episode of the second season of Tokyo Revengers, Mitsuya and Chifuyu join the fight against Taiju. However, Taiju is not fighting alone either. The episode is now streaming on Hulu.


Taiju declares his intention to kill Yuzuha, but she still continues to fight him. Hakkai, frozen with fear, helplessly watches her get beaten up by Taiju. Takemichi steps in to stop Taiju, but to no avail.

During the altercation, Takemichi realizes that Yuzuha is the key; in the original timeline, Yuzuha killed Takemichi after Kisaki incited her to come to the chapel, and Hakkai took the blame for the murder.

Takemichi then tells Hakkai that they need to defeat Taiju. This way, Yuzuha will be protected, and Hakkai will not get corrupted.

Yuzuha, still determined to protect Hakkai, takes up a knife against Taiju to kill him. However, Mitsuya arrives there and takes it away from her because he does not think she needs to do this to protect Hakkai.

Mitsuya breaks the truce that he had made with Taiju and fights him, stating that one should never strike their younger sister. Taiju easily overpowers Mitsuya, but Mitsuya refuses to give up.

Mitsuya also brings along Chifuyu, who had called him earlier because he could not let Kisaki outwit them. Chifuyu believed that if Mitsuya breaks the truce, everyone will understand. Mitsuya came and rescued Chifuyu.

Chifuyu tells a frantic Hakkai that Mitsuya continues to fight a useless battle because he’s being stubborn. He knows Hakkai is watching, and he’s doing this for him.

Inupi and Koko come to the chapel and join the fight. Inupi hits Mitsuya on the head from behind, severely injuring him, but Mitsuya gets back on his feet. 

Takemichi had assumed that Mikey and the others will come and save them, but that is not the case, as Mitsuya never informed anyone about it. A dejected Takemichi thinks that there is no way they can win against the three Black Dragon members in their current state. 

Mitsuya asks Takemichi and Chifuyu to handle Inupi and Koko. He wants to fight Taiju, and he asks Hakkai to fight with them for Yuzuha’s sake. Mitsuya supports a scared Hakkai.

Takemichi gets determined to fight once again. He, alongside an injured Chifuyu, tries to hold back Inupi and Koko to give Mitsuya and Hakkai the opportunity to take Taiju down. 

When Mitsuya goes to attack Taiju, he realizes that Hakkai is not there to fight with him; Hakkai is still too scared to fight Taiju. Taiju hits Mitsuya then, and he passes out. Soon, Takemichi and Chifuyu are also defeated.

Frustrated and angry, Hakkai then picks up the knife to kill Taiju, but Takemichi intervenes, stating that Hakkai will be nothing but hopeless scum for the rest of his life if he does this. He tells Hakkai that he will show him how to fight.

Takemichi goes to fight Taiju, who lands one hard blow after another. Chifuyu asks a bloodied Takemichi to stop, as he has done enough already, but Takemichi thinks about Hinata and stands his ground.

Takemichi knows that Hakkai cannot fight because of his brother and because Black Dragon exists. He asks Hinata to give him courage and tells Taiju that he is going to defeat him and take over the Black Dragon gang.


  • The episode managed to include a few comic scenes. The timing and the unpredictability worked in their favor, providing much-needed comic relief.
  • The action in this episode was below average. Apart from the beginning of the fight scene between Mitsuya and Taiju, the other fights were nothing but one side easily dominating the other. These fights seemed pointless, lacking skill and thrill.
  • The setting did not change throughout the episode. Furthermore, the episode dealt with the single issue of Hakkai not being able to overcome his fear. Due to this, most of it seems almost repetitive and redundant. 
  • When it comes to the central issue, it is hard to accept that Hakkai is ready to kill his brother, but he cannot fight him even with the support of the others when it is killing that negatively affects the human psyche more. When the central issue does not make complete sense, the viewers lose interest.
Tokyo Revengers season 2 episode 7
Tokyo Revengers season 2 episode 7 recap & review: Sibling Rivalry 1

Kazutoshi Ono

Date Created:
2023-02-19 14:24

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