Chiruran: Shinsengumi Requiem Manga Gets Stage Play

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Historical manga inspired Chiruran 1/2 spinoff

The April issue of North Pictures' Comic Zenon magazine announced on February 25 that Shinya Umemura and Eiji Hashimoto's Chiruran – Shinsengumi Requiem (Chiruran: Shinsengumi Chinkon-ka) manga will be get a stage play adaptation.

Comic Zenon describes the 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.

Umemura provides the story, and Hashimoto illustrates the manga. The duo launched the series in the inaugural issue of Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine in 2010. They launched a comedy spinoff manga titled Chiruran Nibun no Ichi in the magazine in May. The spinoff manga received an anime adaptation this year beginning in January, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series under the title Chiruran 1/2 as it airs.

Comic Zenon is offering some of its series in English online, and readers can vote on which of its series they want translated into English, including Chiruran: Shinsengumi Requiem.

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