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Why is Hinata Tachibana killed in Tokyo Revengers?

Hina plays a significant role in the lives of many characters in Tokyo Revengers. She lies at the center of all conflicts between Takemichi and his opponents.

At the beginning of the series, Takemichi discovers that Hina and her brother, Naoto, have died during a conflict in Toman. The exact cause of her death isn’t revealed until much later.

Hina is killed by Kisaki’s pawns across various timelines in the Tokyo Revengers universe. Hina rejected Kisaki’s proposal in every timeline, which pushed him to use other Toman members like Atsushi to kill her.

Every death that poor Hina goes through in each timeline is heart-wrenching. Did Takemichi succeed in freeing her from Kisaki’s clutches? Let’s find out.

How does Hina die in different timelines?

Hina is dead in almost every present timeline. The true culprit behind her many deaths is Kisaki, who uses other characters to kill her.

1. Hina is murdered in the first timeline

In the first timeline, Takemichi leaves middle school after getting bullied by Kiyomasa, which creates a rift between them. He has no contact with Hina, and he only finds out about her death through the news.

Why is Hinata Tachibana killed in Tokyo Revengers?
Takemichi learns about Hina’s death through the news | Source: Fandom

The Hina of the first timeline dies after getting caught in a dispute that involves the Tokyo Manji gang. It’s pretty likely that she got murdered by Kisaki in this timeline, since Kisaki is the vice commander of the gang during this time.

Takemichi acquires time-travel powers in this timeline, which he uses to fix Hina’s sad fate. But he isn’t able to stop her death in the first timeline.

2. Hina dies in an accident in the 8th time leap

The 8th time leap takes place after Toman’s fight with Moebius during the Musashi festival. Since Takemichi successfully saves Draken, the events of the first timeline change.

Takemichi finds out that his actions have saved Hina, and she’s alive and well in the present. He meets her at Umishita Park to catch up on old times. However, Takemichi’s happiness doesn’t last for long.

Atsushi rams his truck into Hina’s car when she’s inside her car, ultimately killing Hina and himself. Naoto tells Takemichi that Atsushi killed Hina because someone had used Atsushi’s family to force him to commit the murder.

Why is Hinata Tachibana killed in Tokyo Revengers?
Hinata dies in an accident | Source: IMDb

3. Takemichi kills Hina in the 12th time leap

Takemichi makes his 12th time leap after the events of Bloody Halloween. He is unable to save Baji, but he saves Kazutora before his time leap, so he believes that Hina’s fate might be altered.

Unfortunately, Hina is dead in this timeline as well. To make matters worse, Naoto arrests Takemichi for Hina’s murder. During the investigation, Naoto discloses that the Takemichi of the current timeline had turned corrupt and ordered Atsushi to kill her.

Why is Hinata Tachibana killed in Tokyo Revengers?
Takemichi orders Atsushi to kill Hinata | Source: Fandom

Takemichino longer works at a DVD store in the timeline after the 12th time leap. Instead, he becomes some sort of big shot of Toman.

We also find out that Takemichi kills Hina because Kisaki kept pestering him. This revelation proves that Kisaki is indirectly responsible for Hina’s murder in this timeline as well.

Did Takemichi save Hina in the end?

The final timeline where Hina dies is the timeline post 12th time-leap. After this timeline, she doesn’t die thanks to Takemichi’s efforts and Kisaki’s apparent death.

Hina is alive during the 18th time leap, but Takemichi realizes that he can’t rescue Mikey if he stays in this timeline. Hence, he travels back in time along with Mikey.

Takemichi saves Hina and other members of Toman in the final time leap. He befriends Mikey and Kisaki in his childhood and establishes Toman with them. His friendship with Kisaki stops Kisaki from killing Hina and his friends in the new timeline.

After Hina is saved, Hina and Takemichi have a grand wedding ceremony in chapter 278. We even see Takemichi’s friends from Toman happily congratulating the couple! It’s a truly happy ending, isn’t it?

Why is Hinata Tachibana killed in Tokyo Revengers?
Hinata and Takemichi’s wedding | Source: Fandom
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About Tokyo Revengers

Tokyo Revengers is a manga written and illustrated by Ken Wakui. It began serialization in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine on March 1, 2017, and ended its run in November 2022. It is compiled into 30 tankobon volumes.

The story revolves around Takemichi Hanagaki, who learned that Tokyo Manji Gang had killed his only ex-girlfriend from back in middle school. After learning about the incident, Takemichi was pushed from the railway platform.

Landing on the tracks, he closed his eyes, accepting his death, but when he opened his eyes, he had time-leapt 12 years into the past.

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