News Kengan Ashura Anime to Air on TV
posted on 2017-12-12 12:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
The wraparound jacket band on the 23rd volume of Yabako Sandrovich's Kengan Ashura manga revealed on Tuesday that the series' anime adaptation will air on television.
The manga's staff confirmed on Thursday that an anime adaptation is still being planned. Shogakukan's web comic magazine Ura Sunday originally announced on its Manga ONE app in 2015 that the manga would receive an anime adaptation. The manga won a fan voting contest to receive the adaptation.
In the manga's story, businesses and merchants wager large sums of money to hire combatants for unarmed hand-to-hand fighting matches. The winner takes all in these Kengan competitions that originated during the Edo period. Merchants use the fights as a means to resolve disputes with each other.
The strong and mysterious Ōma Tokita, whose nickname is Ashura, enters these matches. Nogi Group president Hideki Nogi keeps his ambitions to himself when he meets Ashura. Events begin to swirl around the Kengan fights as Ashura enters the fray.
Sandrovich launched Kengan Ashura with Daromeon's illustrations in the Manga ONE app in 2012. The series' compiled volumes have a total of more than 1.5 million copies in print.