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Toho, Production I.G's Mushibugyō Anime Ad Streamed

posted on 2011-06-17 04:00 EDT
Hiroshi Fukuda's action manga about fighting unit protecting Edo-era Tokyo

On Friday, the official website for Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine began streaming a commercial for Hiroshi Fukuda's Jōjū Senjin!! Mushibugyō manga that the studios TOHO and Production I.G produced. The commercial promotes Friday's simultaneous release of the first two compiled book volumes from the manga.

The action story is set in Edo-era Tokyo in the early 1700s. The eighth shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune ordered boxes to be installed so commoners can submit their thoughts. After hearing their voices, the shogun creates a new magistrate unit — Mushibugyō — to protect the people in the heart of the city. Each member is a specialist with unique fighting skills.

Fukuda serialized the original Mushibugyō manga from 2009 to 2010, and Shogakukan compiled and published three book volumes. However, Fukuda launched his new Jōjū Senjin!! Mushibugyō manga earlier this year. Instead of a sequel to the original Mushibugyō manga, Jōjū Senjin!! Mushibugyō tells a revamped version of the basic story. The first two compiled book volumes of the new version will ship simultaneously this month.

The commercial will start airing in Japan this Saturday. Source: Comic Natalie

Image © Hiroshi Fukuda/Shogakukan


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