Into the Belly of Valhalla – Tokyo Revengers Ep 15 Review

Is Valhalla bad news for Toman? This is a review and discussion for Episode fifteen of the Tokyo卍Revengers anime.

Check out our previous episode review here

Wow, they really left us hanging with that cliffhanger huh? 

Geez. Good thing I’m late watching this and playing catch up, haha. 

By the way, Kazutora is actually insane. 

Like clinically, there must be something wrong with that kid. He’s not normal, and his little earring jingling each time he cocks his head to the side irks me.  

The atmosphere of Valhalla is awful, and it reminds me a lot of Moebius. 

These Valhalla goons are so poorly dressed. Their gang outfits look like they just stepped out of a late 90s early 2000s boy band music video. Tokyo Revengers Ep 15
These Valhalla goons are so poorly dressed. Their gang outfits look like they just stepped out of a late 90s early 2000s boy band music video. Tokyo Revengers Ep 15

As in, I can see them raping and killing folks just as that gang previously did. And according to our Peanut Gallery Gang Professor Yamagishi, Valhalla is basically made up of the awful delinquents from Moebius and disgruntled anti-Toman folk. 

So in theory, those rapists could actually be hanging out in that cigarette smoke-infested, dilapidated arcade on the edge of town.  

I just don’t like it.  

I know we’re watching an anime about delinquent middle schoolers who formed a biker gang that turned out to be one of the bloodiest in existence…but I did not see Toman going down this route until now.  

Mikey gets a lot of respect from his people, while Valhalla is literally a headless organization.  

Even their gang sigil looks like a Valkyrie from Norse mythology. Angels of death who decide which warriors live or die on a whim. Or in this case, soldiers for the gang. 

The Headless Angel Organization of Valhalla. (What is Takemichi getting himself into?) Tokyo Revengers Ep 15
The Headless Angel Organization of Valhalla. (What is Takemichi getting himself into?) Tokyo Revengers Ep 15

I don’t want to say I’m a 100% sure, but I’m at least 80% sure Kisaki has his hand in this.  

Whether he is the “true” head of the organization, or installed a nameless puppet is yet to be determined. But, he does have numbers. Loyal supporters, and even that bodyguard like dude who was pushing people around during the Toman ceremony. 

According to Professor Yamagishi, Toman has five divisions, with twenty people each. I’m not sure if that number includes the division captain and vice-captain.  

Peanut Gallery Gang Professor Yamagishi schools delinquent Takemichi on the Toman gang hierarchy. Tokyo Revengers Episode 15
Peanut Gallery Gang Professor Yamagishi schools delinquent Takemichi on the Toman gang hierarchy. Tokyo Revengers Episode 15

Kisaki was made the 3rd division captain with 50 people under him who are loyal to him onlynot Toman

Couple this with bad behavior being contagious, and potential moles who are still on the inside of Toman leaking information – this was seriously a bad call for Mikey. I’m sure he actually does have a plan, but…who the hell leaked the information that Takemitchy was officially part of the gang? 

Only Mitsuya and Mikey should have known. Sure, they could have told their division off screen…but how on earth would that draw both Kazutora and Hanma out of their dilapidated hidey hole? 

Baji didn’t even seem surprised to learn that Takemichi was a part of the gang, when (seemingly) the night before he pummeled him to a pulp with the excuse being because he ‘wasn’t in the gang’ and ‘disrespecting Mikey’. 

(or…just because you know…Baji is unhinged and likes fighting.) 

Even Akkun knew! And he was relatively out of the gang loop during this time. 

So, who is the mole spilling the beans on Toman’s inner workings? And why do I feel like Baji is secretly trying to help Kazutora and Mikey? 

But, tell me your thoughts. 

Is Valhalla bad news? 

Who is pulling the strings and instigating a gang war between Valhalla and Toman and why is it Kisaki? 

How on earth can Takemitchy save Baji when he honestly seems beyond the point of saving? 

I asked this during the Pah-chin going to jail arc, and now I'll ask it again - is Baji really worth all of this? You can't keep everybody together, Mikey! Learn to let them go. The Toman Founder photo from Tokyo Revengers Episode 15
I asked this during the Pah-chin going to jail arc, and now I’ll ask it again – is Baji really worth all of this? You can’t keep everybody together, Mikey! Learn to let them go. The Toman Founder photo from Tokyo Revengers Episode 15

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