Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden Anime Film Listed

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Gosick author Sakuraba's re-imagining of Edo epic Nansō Satomi Hakkenden

The book distributor Taiyosha lists an anime film adaptation in the works for Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden, Kazuki Sakuraba's re-imagining of the classic Japanese epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden. In Kyokutei Bakin's original novel, eight samurai serve the Satomi clan during Japan's tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era. The Edo-era samurai are the reincarnations of the spirits that Princess Fuse mothered with a dog named Yatsufusa.

In Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden, the female hunter Hamaji comes to her brother in order to hunt Fuse. Thus, the karmic cycle of retribution that began long ago with the Satomi family begins anew.

Sakuraba's new novel will ship in Japan this week. Sakuraba is also the author of the Gosick mystery novel series, which was already listed as having an anime in the works.

The entertainment news source Oricon had reported in June that Gakuen Hakkenden, Kō Amami and Aki Kuruwa's fantasy romance boys-love manga re-imagining of Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, will have an anime adaptation. The original Hakkenden novel already inspired the Hakkenden: Legend of the Dog Warriors video anime series (Geneon Entertainment) and the 1999 science-fiction television anime re-imagining, Shin Hakkenden.

[Via Moon Phase]

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