White Fox to Produce Peace Maker Kurogane's New Anime Project
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The wraparound jacket band of the eleventh compiled book volume of Nanae Chrono's Peace Maker Kurogane manga revealed on Wednesday that WHITE FOX (Steins;Gate, Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-, Akame ga Kill!) will animate the new anime adaptation of the manga.
The announcement did not specify the anime's format or release date. The manga previously inspired a 24-episode television anime adaptation in 2003.
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 in September 2015.
The manga also inspired a live-action television series in 2010.