This is the story of Initial Stage
Takemichi Hanagaki, a freeter in his forties, found out one day that Hinata Tachibana and her brother Naoto had been killed by the Tokyo Manji Gang.
Both Hinata and Naoto were related to the Tachibana family.
When Takemichi is pushed in front of a train,
As a result of being pushed in front of a train, Takemichi is able to go back in time exactly twelve years to the year 2005.
While reminiscing about his middle school years, Takemichi runs into Naoto and reveals the date of his and Hinata’s deaths.
As soon as they shake hands, Takemichi is returned to the present, creating a paradox in which Naoto is free to continue her life and her job as a detective.
Whenever Naoto and Takemichi clasp hands, Naoto thinks that Takemichi rewinds the clock by 15 years.
With his newfound future knowledge, Takemichi is determined to save Hinata.
Kiyomasa, a member of the Tokyo Manji Gang, coerced former Takemichi allies to engage in underground combat under his command.
Mikey, as head of the gang, respects Takemichi for his steadfast dedication to protecting them.
Takemichi finds out that one of his other friends,
Takemichi finds out that one of his other friends, Akkun, was going to jail until his recent altercation with Mikey.
When Akkun kills himself out of fear,
With Akkun’s suicide, Takemichi learns that the Tokyo Manji Gang poses a larger threat to his friends than he had previously thought.
Takemichi’s time travel reveals that the Moebius and Tokyo Manji Gangs are at war with one another to avenge Pah-companion.
Takemichi finds out that Mikey would eventually act violently because Draken,
After learning that Draken, Mikey’s second-in-command, would be killed in the future, Takemichi realizes that Mikey will likely exhibit aggressive behavior.
Draken escapes unscathed, but Pah-chin, after stabbing Osanai of the Moebius gang, turns himself in to the police.
There are so divergent opinions within the Tokyo Manji Gang as to how best to aid Pah-chin.
Mikey and Draken’s quarrel is resolved thanks to Takemichi, however on August 3, 2005, the Tokyo Manji Gang was assaulted by members of the Moebius gang led by Valhalla member Shoji Hanma.
Takemichi learns that Kiyomasa murdered Draken because Draken humiliated him and made him leave the Tokyo Manji Gang, and that Peh-yan joined their scheme after Mikey and Draken permitted Pah-chin to be imprisoned.
It was from Peh-yan that Takemichi learned this.
As a result of the fight, the Tokyo Manji Gang wins, Takemichi defeats Kiyomasa, and Draken makes a complete recovery from his injuries.
narrative arcs with names like “Valhalla” and “Bloody Halloween”
Hinata and his comrades continue to die as Takemichi travels back in time.
Takemichi didn’t discover Tetta Kisaki’s role in the violent transformation of the Tokyo Manji Gang until after his time travel adventure.
Once back in the past, he learned that Kisaki had lately joined the gang and, in Pah’s absence, had assumed leadership of his division.
Kazutora Hanemiya, a former co-founder of the Tokyo Manji Gang, would influence Keisuke Baji, captain of the first division, to join Valhalla.
Mikey has promised to keep Kisaki out of the gang if he is able to recover Baji, and he intends to do so regardless of whether or not he is able to fulfill that promise.
Takemichi has joined Takashi Mitsuya’s section of the Tokyo Manji Gang and is considered a full-fledged member of the gang.
The death of Mikey’s older brother Shinichiro two years before has left Mikey harboring anger against Kazutora, as Takemichi discovered.
Takemichi finds out through Chifuyu Matsuno that Baji said he left the gang so he could investigate Kisaki’s actions.
He also learns that Mikey was Kisaki’s original choice for Valhalla’s commander and that the Tokyo Manji Gang will be absorbed into Valhalla after a battle on October 31, 2005 (also known as “Bloody Halloween”).
Because Mikey took revenge on Baji’s death by murdering Kazutora, their plan backfired.