Kengan Ashura Anime Reveals 4 Cast Members, Visual
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The new cast members are:
- Hayato Kaneko as Rihito
- Tetsu Inada as Jun Sekibayashi
- Junya Enoki as Cosmo Imai
- Daisuke Namikawa as Setsuna Kiryū
In addition, the website revealed that the Japanese premiere of the anime will be held at TOHO CINEMAS Roppongi Hills on January 27. Tatsuhisa Suzuki and Inada will appear at the event. Tickets will go on sale on October 28.
The show stars: (from left to right in above image)
- Yumi Uchiyama as Kaede Akiyama
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Ōma Tokita
- Chō as Kazuo Yamashita
- Jouji Nakata as Hideki Nogi
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.
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 and ended the series on August 9. Shogakukan released the 25th compiled book volume on July 12, and the 26th volume will ship on October 19. The series' compiled volumes have a total of more than 1.5 million copies in print. The manga won a fan voting contest in 2015 to receive the adaptation.