Mikey and Baji from the anime Tokyo Revergers are some examples of amity that we, TOTT find too much underrated. Throughout the Shonen universe, we came across numerous duos that share, loyalty, comradeship, sibling energy, and of course cordiality that inspires us and teaches us the significance of friendship.
Definitely, Draken and Mikey are some bonds that are prominent in the entire series. But as we move with the anime, the not-so-spoken friendship between Mikey and Baji emerges slowly and punches something intense in the hearts of the anime watchers.
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They were neighbors and knew each other much before any of the founders of TOMAN. However, the name Keisuke Baji gains attention pretty late in the series. We get glimpses of this silent hero quite a few times before the actual climax i.e Bloody Haloween, but he remains under shade and blends in with the other squad leaders.
When Baji leaves Tokyo Manji, we finally come to realize that he is definitely someone important for Mikey, right? The despair-stricken eyes talk a lot even though Mikey remains silent and shocked.
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The anime catches the important moments between Mikey and Baji that proves however enough to interpret the depth of their confidence.
So, here we are settling with Mikey and Baji’s friendship goals that need a definite shout-out. Therefore let us get going with-
4 Benevolent Moments That Proves Mikey And Baji Are Best Friends Again And Again
Baji Proposed The Initiation Of TOMAN
6 delinquent middle schoolers on their quest to avenge their friend Kazutora agree to build their own gang proposed by Baji. He even planned the positions beforehand that were gladly accepted by each of the 6 boys. Mikey was the president, where Draken is the vice president, Mitsuya was positioned to command the Escort unit, Pah being the flag bearer while Kazutora and Baji were assigned with the Attack unit.
He suggested that TOMAN should be the gang where each of the members gets each other back putting their lives on the line to save the other. They together entrusted their lives to Mikey to make an era.
Baji Was More Precious Than Street Hawk
On their way to Yokohama, Mikey’s moped Street Hawk, brought an unprecedented halt when it ran out of gas. To refill the ride, Baji goes to fetch gas from the nearest station. However, he gets an uninvited pause when the thugs of Yokohama intervene and beats up the kid just for fun.
His love for Mikey comes out evidently when the goons go for thrashing Street Hawk. Baji in all his capability protects the ride with his back just at the moment when Mikey drops by. The depth in their fellowship emerges when Mikey blatantly kicks Street Hawk since it was the reason that brought Baji into such an unpleasant situation.
In fact, we also find Mikey confessing clearly that Baji is very important to him projecting his true affection in favor of this comrade and friend.
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He Listens To Baji And Spares Kazutora
Well, a couple of times we come across the moments that showed us how Mikey was close to his big brother. Unfortunately, Shinichiro Sano, Mikey’s big brother gets killed by one of his close friends Kazutora in the presence of Baji. Definitely, Baji was close to Kazutora in the gang, therefore, could not just leave him with a bloody murder weapon.
The entire scenario breaks Mikey. But he forgives Baji since his hands were genuinely tied in regards to the whole unfateful event with Shinichiro. Also, Kazutora in the hope to surprise Mikey executes a miserable blunder that shatters Mikey’s life entirely.
This might also be the point where Mikey loses a string from Baji and gets closer to Draken. However, he fails to forgive Kazutora completely and holds the grudge till Bloody Haloween.
Since Baji is important to Mikey, he listens to his plead and tries to reason out the actual reason behind Kazutora’s misdeed. He ultimately agrees to not kill the miscreant who took his big brother away from him.
Baji Loves TOMAN And Loves Its Commander Too
Although Mikey is the brand and face value of the clan, still Baji is the one who brought the idea of establishing TOMAN into action. He stuck to his promise of going on the line to protect each other and went aboard with his solo mission to infiltrate Valhalla just to learn about the hideous plan of Tetta Kisaki.
He was right all along, but his woeful fate was something that gave Takemichi the opportunity to climb up the ladder. He wanted TOMAN and Mikey to be safe, thus he compromises his life, saving Kazutora and Mikey from future conflict and a supposed guilt trip.
He entrusts the future of TOMAN and Mikey to Takemichi, ultimately breathing his last on Chifuyu’s lap.
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TOTT’s Take On Mikey And Baji’s Friendship
The unshakable friendship between Mikey and Baji was something less shown in the series. Definitely, in some instances, it felt that the profound connection was obviously stronger than Mikey and Draken duo. We watched Draken carrying sleeping Mikey on his back, similarly, Baji too carried the sleepy head walking up the stairs of the shrine which was, of course, tough for a 12-year-old kid.
TOMAN and its founder were precious to this lad, which made him go undercover and die in the end. Each of the founders, Mikey, Draken, Pah, Mitsuya, and Kazutora were very important to him, and that made him go to the extent of committing suicide just to save the situation from going any bizarre.
His hunch on Kisaki was so strong that he took up measures such as beating up his loyal comrade and vice president Chifuyu too. We were even amazed to find stabbed Baji beating 50 members under Kisaki just to eliminate the evil influence over TOMAN.
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So, Mikey and Baji is certainly underrated and feels much deeper than Mikey and Draken. Well, we can definitely coin the bond between Draken and Mikey to be more like brothers than friends. However, Mikey and Baji were unquestionably best friends supporting, valuing, loving, and ultimately caring about each other.
So, this is all for today, hope we covered everything significant on Mikey and Baji’s friendship goals. But if by any chance we missed out on any point do let us know in the comment section below.
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