Most of the characters in Tokyo Revengers only know Takemichi as a thug, determined and caring about his friends. As for Takemichi being able to time travel back to the past to change the future, it was not revealed to everyone.
But, as the story progresses, some of Takemichi’s closest friends begin realizing his abilities.
Ever since Naoto was young, Takemichi in times returns to the past first met the boy while being bullied by thugs. Takemichi saved Naoto and the two sat downswing to talk to each other. Later Takemichi discovers that the child is Naoto, Hinata’s younger brother. He frankly told Naoto that he had passed time and told him to become strong to take care of and protect Hinata, as both will die in the future.
And then after returning to the future, Takemichi met an adult Naoto who became a policeman, and he didn’t die.
The moment when Atsushi discovered Takemichi’s ability was surprising. After going back from the first time to the past, Takemichi rushes to meet the adult Atshushi who becomes a member of the future Tokyo Manji.
But this meeting led to two things that hurt Takemichi. First, Atshushi was the culprit who tried killing Takemichi by pushing him onto the train tracks. Second, Atshushi dies by suicide after learning that Takemichi has returned to the past to change history. He also wants his best friend to change history to save the fate of others.
This character is the first Tokyo Manji crew member to know Takemichi’s abilities. After discussing the matter with the Black Dragon State, Takemichi begins telling Chifuyu everything, about all of his time travel experiences, especially his last moment with Baji. From there, Chifuyu understood that Takemichi was someone who could travel time and respect your efforts to save people.
Since then, Chifuyu has been Takemichi’s trusted partner in his travels to the past. The two work together to create a plan to change history for their friends and end tragically in the future.
The moment Hinata discovered Takemichi’s ability to time travel was one of the most emotional moments for me. At that time, Takemichi was depressed because Hinata and Naoto were killed by Tokyo Manji’s attack, even though he had changed history several times. Desperate, Takemichi mumbles about time travel and wants to die.
But Hinata heard everything Takemichi said. It was from there that she understood how her lover was carrying a heavy burden and comforted him to be strong to save everyone. She is also jubilant after learning that Takemichi will propose to her in the future. Thanks to Hinata’s support, Takemichi was able to return to the past and devise a plan to defeat Kisaki and stop Izana.
If Hinata didn’t know Takemichi’s abilities, Mikey and Draken could still be depressed after Emma’s departure. KYHi at Emma’s grave, Mikey overhears Hinata saying that Takemichi has come from the future to change the futures of everyone including Mikey and Draken.
From there, Mikey understood why Takemichi didn’t seem like an ordinary middle schooler. He also decided to disband Tokyo Manji so that everyone could pursue their dreams.
Unfortunately, he is still stuck on the path of darkness. This is what Takemichi is currently trying to change.
Similar to Mikey, Draken also learned about Takemichi’s abilities and his attempts to change history from Hinata. At first, Draken did not believe everything the girl said. But after learning that Takemichi foresaw everyone’s future and tried fixing it, he finally begins understanding all the members’ strange behavior all this time.
Thanks to Hinata’s explanation, the fallen Draken could return to defeat Tenjiku. He is also one of those who welcome the arrival of Takemichi – who has returned from the battlefield at the time of Pah-Chin’s wedding.