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Tokyo Tribes is English title of the Seinen manga series Tokyo Tribe2 (トウキョウ トライブ トゥー Tōkyō Toraibu Tū?) by Santa Inoue. Tokyo Tribes was originally serialized from 1997 to 2005 in the urban fashion magazine boon. It is a continuation of the plot in Tokyo Tribe, although many of the characters from that story do not appear in this series.

Plot

Five years after the Shibuya riots, the Tribes of Tokyo have been enjoying a period of relative peace, until Kim and two other members of the Musashino Saru intrude on the territory of the Wu-Ronz in Bukuro. Mera, the leader of Wu-Ronz kills the three Saru, under the assumption that they were members of the Shibuya Saru.

Two days later, after searching for who killed his friends, Musashino Saru member Kai runs into Mera. Old friends in their high school days, the two get into a confrontation that ends up leaving Tera, the leader of Musashino Saru, dead and setting the stage for violence between the Tribes.

Media

Manga

Anime

Plot Summary: This is the other side of Tokyo, a Tokyo of a different color. There, various tribes are living. The SARU from Japan's Musashino, WU-RONZE of Bukuro, and HANDS of Shindyuku... Young men living in the city...the public of modern times builds a home out of corruption, these young men of the sordid side of life, a side called "reality," are depicted here Opening Theme: "TOP OF TOKYO" by ILLMATIC BUDDHA MC's Ending Theme: "TT2 Owari no Uta" by Scha Dara Parr

Soundtracks

Characters

Musashino Saru

  • Kai Deguchi (出口 海 Deguchi Kai?) -- a DJ and main character of the series.
  • Kim (キム Kimu?) -- Kai's friend who is killed by Mera.
  • Hasheem (ハシーム Hashīmu?) -- Kai's friend. His real name is Tadao Hashimura (橋村 忠男 Hashimura Tadao?)
  • Shokichou (書記長 Shokichō?) -- A new member of Musashino Saru. His nickname means "secretary", alluding to his habit of constantly writing things down. His real name is Hajime Tamiya (田宮 肇 Tamiya Hajime?)
  • Tera (テラ Tera?) -- The pacifistic leader of Musashino Saru, who is decapitated and killed by Mera. In a short side story published after Tokyo Tribe 2, it is shown that Tera was close to Nagisa Hotehama, the main character of Tokyo Tribe, and started the Musashino Saru as a response to his death. His real name is Hiroshi Terada (寺田 ヒロシ Terada Hiroshi?).
  • Gondou (権堂 Gondō?)
  • Love (裸武 Rabu?) -- A high school student who is also a popular graffiti artist. He is the main character of the related series, Tokyo Graffiti.
  • Onkichi (Onkichi)
  • Red (レッド Reddo?)
  • Doh (ドー ?)

Bukuro Wu-Ronz

  • Mera (メラ Mera?)
  • Skunk (スカンク Sukanku?)
  • Tsutchii (ツッチー Tsutchī?)
  • Namihira (波平 Namihira?)
  • Ago (アゴ Ago?)
  • John (ジョン Jon?)

Shinjuku Hands

  • Iwao ( Iwao?)
  • Eve (威武 Ibu?)
  • Lefty (レフティー Refutī?)

Shibuya Waru

  • Chikatilo (チカチーロ Chikachīro?)
  • Korezzu (コレッズ Korezzu?)

Bubba Clan

  • Big Bubba (ビッグ・仏波 Biggu Buppa?)
  • Nkoi (ンコイ Nkoi?)
  • Galileo (ガリレオ Garireo?)
  • Jada Kins (ジャダキンス Jadakinsu?)
  • Shiroo (シロー Shirō?)
  • Ittoku (イットク Ittoku?)

Yokohama 045 Bulldogs

  • Sleepy (スリーピー?) (based on {Snoop Dogg})
  • Kamakazi (カマカージー?)

Machida Thug

  • Don Cheech (ドン・チーチ Don Chīchi?) (Based on Brian "Birdman" Williams)
  • Bamiko Nakaya (中谷バミ子 Nakaya Bamiko?)
  • Fox "Boogie" Brown (フォックス“ブーギー”ブラウン Fokkusu "Būgī" Buraun?)

Others

  • Sunmi (スンミ Sunmi?)
  • Nori Horikoshi (堀越 のり Horikoshi Nori?)
  • Renkon Chef (レンコン・シェフ Renkon Shefu?) (Based on Raekwon the Chef)
  • Batanori (バターのり Batānori?)
  • Aboji (アポジ Aboji?)
  • Falcon Joukasaki (ファルコン城ヶ崎 Farukon Jōkasaki?)
  • Candy (キャンディー Kyandī?)
  • Nakayama Baraki (原木 中山 Baraki Nakayama?)
  • Anago (アナゴ Anago?)
  • Kei (ケイ Kei?)
  • Gourmet (グルメ Gurume?)
  • Bibinba (ビビンバ Bibinba?)
  • Yukke (ユッケ Yukke?)
  • Hanayo (花代 Hanayo?)

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