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Kengan Ashura Anime Reveals Video, Staff, 2019 Premiere

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Seiji Kishi directs anime at Larx Entertainment

The staff of the anime adaptation of Yabako Sandrovich's Kengan Ashura manga revealed a teaser video, staff, and a 2019 release date for the anime on Thursday.

Seiji Kishi (Danganronpa The Animation, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) is directing the anime at Larx Entertainment. Makoto Uezu (Akame ga KILL!, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is in charge of series composition, and Kazuaki Morita (Tsuki ga Kirei, Assassination Classroom) is designing the characters. Team-MAX's Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Naruto Shippūden) is composing the music.

The wraparound jacket band on the 23rd volume of the manga revealed in December that the anime will air on television. However, the new announcements do not state the format for the anime.

The manga's staff confirmed in December 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 manga 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 23rd volume on December 12, and the 24th volume will ship on April 12. The series' compiled volumes have a total of more than 1.5 million copies in print.

Sources: Comic Natalie, MoCa News

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