News Sony's Animax to Produce, Run Anime of Kurozuka Manga
posted on 2008-05-01 11:24 EDT by Egan Loo
Sony Japan's Animax anime premium channel has announced that it will adapt Takashi Noguchi's Kurozuka manga into anime and broadcast the production after its upcoming Ultraviolet: Code 044 anime. The manga itself adapts Baku Yumemakura's supernatural romance novel about a 12th-century man named Minamoto no Yoshitsune (Kurō). Kurō flees into the mountains after losing to his brother Minamoto no Yoritomo — the first Shogun to rule all of Japan. History records that he committed suicide, but instead, Kurō meets a strange, beautiful woman named Kuromitsu in her mountain hermitage. Eventually, Kurō falls in love with Kuromitsu, but then realizes she conceals a dark secret. He learns that he is unable to die and continues to live for a thousand years as Japan evolves into a future society.
Yumemakura had previously written the novels that were adapted into the Onmyoji manga and movies, The Summit of the Gods manga, the Amon Saga anime video, and the Garoden manga. The Kurozuka manga ran in Shueisha's Super Jump magazine from 2002 to 2006, and ten volumes were compiled.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō