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Nanae Chrono's Peace Maker Kurogane Manga Gets New Anime Project

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga previously inspired TV anime in 2003

The official Twitter account of Nanae Chrono's Peace Maker Kurogane manga announced on Thursday that a new anime adaptation of the manga has been green-lit. The announcement did not specify the anime's format or release date. The manga previously inspired a 24-episode television anime adaptation in 2003.

Mag Garden also released the manga's 10th compiled book volume on Thursday. The release represents the 15th book published for the series (counting the five volumes of its Shinsengumi Imon Peace Maker predecessor manga).

The manga's story began with protagonist Tetsunosuke Ichimura as he works under the Shinsengumi's Hijikata Toshizō right before the Meiji Restoration. He seeks strength in order to avenge his parents' after their death by a Chōshū rebel.

Chrono had begun the story under the title Shinsengumi Imon Peace Maker in Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine in 1999. Chrono switched publishers to Mag Garden in 2001 and resumed the story under the title Peace Maker Kurogane in the Monthly Comic Blade magazine, before moving to various publications in the intervening years. The manga then began publication in Monthly Comic Garden in 2014, and Mag Garden also publishes the manga digitally on its Magicomi manga website.

ADV Manga published the first volumes of this sequel manga in 2004-2005, and ADV Films also released the television anime adaptation. After ADV Manga stopped publishing the series, Tokyopop licensed and released the original five-volume series, and re-released four volumes in the sequel series before the company shut down its North American publishing division in 2011. JManga then licensed both series for digital release and released all the volumes Tokyopop had released, but similarly shut down in 2013.

Funimation re-released the anime series on DVD under its "Anime Classics" line in 2011, and re-released it again last September.

The manga also inspired a live-action television series in 2010.

[Via Nijimen]

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