Chiruran TV Anime is Based on Chiruran Nibun no Ichi Comedy Spinoff Manga
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The staff of the previously announced television anime adaptation of Shinya Umemura and Eiji Hashimoto's Chiruran: Shinsengumi Chinkon-ka (Chiruran: Shinsengumi Requiem) manga opened a website on Thursday for the anime, revealing that the anime project will actually adapt Umemura and Hashimoto's official comedy spinoff manga Chiruran Nibun no Ichi (Chiruran ½).
The spinoff manga runs in the same Comic Zenon magazine as the main series, but instead follows the everyday lives of the members of the Shinsengumi, who are depicted in SD form. Umemura and Hashimoto launched the spinoff in May.
Comic Zenon describes the main manga:
On the eve of a new era, Kyoto was in chaos. Different factions were moving at cross-purposes, and with the clash of different ideals, many were resorting to violence to enforce their views. To bring back order to the streets of Kyoto, Shinsengumi – the supposed guardians of peace – were formed. A chosen group of hot blooded youth, on a mission to save Kyoto, and to prove their worth… This is a tale of proud young Samurai mercenaries, who lived and died by the sword, in a turbulent period of political upheaval. To them, a man is defined by the way he dies.
Source: Comic Natalie