Yasuhiro Muto, also known as Mucho, is a character in the anime Tokyo Revengers, based on the manga of the same name by Ken Wakui. He is a member of the Tokyo Manji Gang, a group of delinquent youths who are involved in various conflicts and fights with other gangs. He is also a founding member and executive of Tenjiku, a rival gang that aims to destroy Tokyo Manji Gang and take over Tokyo.
All About Yasuhiro Muto
- Japanese: 武藤 泰宏
- Rōmaji: Mutō Yasuhiro
- Alias: “Mucho”/”The Ghost of S-62
- Gender: Male
- Birthday: April 28, 1987
- Age: 30 (2017)/18 (2005)
- Height: 187cm (6’2″)
- Weight: 85kg
- Hair Color: Blond
- Eye Color: Turquoise (manga)/Brown (anime)
Yasuhiro Muto’s Background
Yasuhiro Muto is a tall and muscular young man with blond hair and turquoise eyes (brown in the anime). He has a calm and stoic personality, rarely showing any emotion or expression.
He is loyal to his leader and his gang, and does not tolerate traitors or disobedience. He is also very strong and skilled in fighting, often using his fists or a metal pipe as his weapon.
He was born in 1987, making him part of the S-62 Generation, a group of delinquents who were active in the year 2005. He joined the Tokyo Manji Gang, also known as Toman, and became the captain of the Fifth Division, one of the eight divisions that make up the gang. He was responsible for maintaining order and discipline among his subordinates, and punishing those who violated the rules or betrayed the gang.
He was also close friends with Nahoya Kawata, the captain of the Eighth Division, and Haruchiyo Sanzu, his vice-captain and right-hand man. He considered Sanzu as his younger brother, and often helped him out in battles. He also respected Manjiro Sano, the leader of Toman, and followed his orders without question.
Yasuhiro Muto’s Appearance
Mucho was a young man of above average height and muscular build. He had firm turquoise eyes, bushy eyebrows, and blond hair fashioned in a clean undercut.
Mucho was most often seen wearing the traditional Tokyo Manji Gang uniform, but started wearing Tenjiku’s once he joined the gang.
In the Valhalla timeline, he wore a burgundy suit with a yellow and black striped necktie and donned a gelled left side part. His hair was dyed black. In the anime, Mucho has brown eyes instead of turquoise.
Yasuhiro Muto’s Personality
Mucho was a calm and collected man, an extremely unusual trait among delinquents like him. He would retain this stoic exterior even in battle where he easily knocks people out with brute strength.
Before he left Toman, he appeared to have compassion for his fellow members and claimed that he heavily disliked infighting. He also did not tolerate traitors against the gang in compliance with his role as the Fifth Division Captain and would not hesitate to punish those who betray Manjiro Sano’s orders.
During his time in the S-62 Generation and Tenjiku, he would react the same way and loyally follow his leader Izana Kurokawa even if it meant killing in his behalf.
However, in spite of his frightening and unapproachable demeanor, Mucho was shown to be a good friend in more ways than one, evidenced when he frequently helped Nahoya Kawata in battle and perceived Haruchiyo Sanzu as his younger brother after becoming his Vice Captain and right-hand man.
Mucho only trusted those he truly knew and would devote himself to them as a servant or close confidant.
How Did he Become a Traitor?
However, everything changed when Izana Kurokawa, the leader of the S-62 Generation and Mucho’s former boss, returned to Tokyo after being imprisoned for five years. Izana had a grudge against Sano for taking over Toman and betraying him, and he wanted to take revenge by creating a new gang called Tenjiku. Tenjiku was composed of former members of Toman who followed Izana, as well as other powerful delinquents from various gangs.
Mucho was one of the first members to join Tenjiku, along with Kawata and Sanzu. He secretly worked with Izana to undermine Toman from within, and planned to kill Sano and his allies. He also recruited other Toman members to join Tenjiku, such as Shuji Hanma, the captain of the Fourth Division.
Mucho’s betrayal was revealed when he attacked Takemichi Hanagaki, the protagonist of the story and Sano’s sworn brother. Takemichi had traveled back in time from 2017 to 2005 to prevent Toman from becoming a criminal organization that caused a lot of deaths and tragedies in the future. He had also befriended Mucho and other Toman members in the past, unaware of their true intentions.
Mucho confronted Takemichi at a warehouse where Toman was supposed to have a meeting with another gang called Valhalla. He accused Takemichi of being a traitor who was working with Valhalla to destroy Toman.
He then revealed his true allegiance to Tenjiku, and tried to kill Takemichi with his pipe. However, he was stopped by Sanzu, who had changed his mind about betraying Toman after seeing Takemichi’s courage and sincerity.
Mucho was shocked by Sanzu’s betrayal, and felt betrayed himself. He then fought against Sanzu in a brutal battle that ended with both of them severely injured. Mucho managed to escape with Kawata’s help, but not before swearing revenge on Sanzu and Takemichi.
Yasuhiro Muto’s Skills and Abilities
As a Tokyo Manji Gang captain, Mucho had power over his division. He was granted the special role to interrogate potential traitors of the gang by Manjiro Sano himself without the express permission of the gang leaders. After becoming an executive in Tenjiku, Mucho had a decent amount of authority over its members.
Mucho was blessed with great physical strength, allowing him to easily lift delinquents over his head or throw them during fights.
Due to his fighting skills, he was recognized as Toman’s strongest division leader and was granted with special duties alongside the rest of his division.
Mucho also had knowledge of judo which complemented his muscular frame and impressive strength. His throws were destructive enough to break the spine of an opponent.
What happened to him afterwards?
Mucho continued to be an active member of Tenjiku, and participated in several battles against Toman and Valhalla. He was one of the executives who led Tenjiku’s attack on Shibuya on Halloween night in 2005, where they clashed with thousands of delinquents from various gangs. He fought against many enemies, including Sanzu again.
He also faced Takemichi once more at Shinjuku Station on Christmas Eve in 2005, where Tenjiku planned to assassinate Sano. He tried to stop Takemichi from reaching Sano’s location, but he was defeated by Takemichi’s determination and willpower.
In 2017, Mucho was still a member of Tenjiku, which had become a notorious criminal organization that controlled most of Tokyo. He was one of the top-ranking members who reported directly to Izana. He had also dyed his hair black and wore a suit instead of his usual delinquent attire.
He met Takemichi again when Takemichi returned to 2017 after changing some events in 2005. Takemichi had managed to save Sano and Toman from Tenjiku’s attack, but he had also caused a new conflict between Toman and another gang called Bonten. Mucho was sent by Izana to kidnap Takemichi and bring him to Tenjiku’s headquarters, where Izana wanted to talk to him.
Mucho was surprised to see Takemichi alive, and wondered how he had survived Tenjiku’s attacks in the past. He also noticed that Takemichi had changed a lot, and had become more confident and fearless. He asked Takemichi what his goal was, and what he wanted to do with Toman.
Takemichi told Mucho that his goal was to save everyone from the tragedies that Tenjiku had caused, and to make Toman a true family that cared for each other. He also told Mucho that he still considered him as a friend, and that he wanted him to join Toman again.
Mucho was moved by Takemichi’s words, and felt a pang of guilt and regret for his actions. He realized that he had made a mistake by betraying Toman and following Izana, and that he had lost his true friends and family. He decided to help Takemichi escape from Tenjiku’s headquarters, and told him to go and save Sano from Bonten’s attack.
He also apologized to Takemichi for everything he had done, and thanked him for being his friend. He then stayed behind to face Izana and the other Tenjiku members, knowing that he would not survive. He sacrificed himself for Takemichi’s sake, and died with a smile on his face.
Why is He an Important Character?
Yasuhiro Muto is an important character in Tokyo Revengers because he represents one of the main themes of the story: the power of friendship and redemption. He shows how a person can change for better or worse depending on the choices they make and the people they follow. He also shows how a person can redeem themselves by admitting their mistakes and making amends.
He is also a foil to Takemichi, as they both have similar backgrounds and personalities, but different paths and outcomes. They both joined Toman as delinquents who wanted to belong somewhere and have fun.
They both became friends with Sano and other Toman members, and respected them as their leaders. They both traveled back in time from 2017 to 2005, but for different reasons.
However, while Takemichi chose to stay loyal to Toman and protect his friends from harm, Mucho chose to betray Toman and harm his friends for Izana’s sake.
While Takemichi grew stronger and braver as he faced various challenges and enemies, Mucho grew colder and bitter as he followed Izana’s orders and schemes. While Takemichi succeeded in changing the future for the better, Mucho failed to change the past for the worse.
Mucho’s character arc is a tragic one, but also a hopeful one. He shows that even the most loyal and faithful person can be corrupted by evil influences, but also that even the most corrupted and evil person can be redeemed by good influences.
He shows that friendship is a powerful force that can either make or break a person, but also that friendship is a precious gift that can never be forgotten or replaced.
He is a character who made bad decisions, but also learned from them. He is a character who hurt others, but also helped them. He is a character who died as an enemy, but also lived as a friend.