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Kengan Ashura Manga's Anime Adaptation Still Being Planned

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Fighting series won fan contest to earn adaptation in 2015

The staff of Yabako Sandrovich's Kengan Ashura manga confirmed on Thursday that an anime adaptation is still being planned. Shogakukan's web comic magazine Ura Sunday originally announced on its Manga ONE app in 2015 that the manga would receive an anime adaptation. The series won a fan voting contest to receive the adaptation.

In the manga's story, businesses and merchants wager large sums of money to hire combatants for unarmed hand-to-hand fighting matches. The winner takes all in these Kengan competitions that originated during the Edo period. Merchants use the fights as a means to resolve disputes with each other.

The strong and mysterious Ōma Tokita, whose nickname is Ashura, enters these matches. Nogi Group president Hideki Nogi keeps his ambitions to himself when he meets Ashura. Events begin to swirl around the Kengan fights as Ashura enters the fray.

Sandrovich launched Kengan Ashura with Daromeon's illustrations in the Manga ONE app in 2012. Shogakukan released the 22nd compiled book volume on October 19, and the 23rd volume will ship on December 12. The series' compiled volumes have a total of more than 1.5 million copies in print.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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