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Kengan Ashura Anime's New Promo Video Previews Opening Song

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11 new character roles also revealed for series debuting on Netflix globally on July 31

The official YouTube channel for the anime adaptation of Yabako Sandrovich's Kengan Ashura manga began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "King & Ashley" by MY FIRST STORY.

The anime's staff also revealed 11 new character roles for previously revealed cast members. The newly revealed character roles include:

The show stars:

Previously revealed cast members with still unrevealed roles include:

The anime will premiere on Netflix globally on July 31.

The anime had its world premiere at Anime Expo in July. The manga won a fan voting contest in 2015 to receive the adaptation.

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.

Sandrovich launched Kengan Ashura with Daromeon's illustrations in the Manga ONE app in 2012 and ended the series on August 9, but a new arc launched in the Manga ONE app on January 17.

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.

The manga is also inspiring a smartphone game this spring.

Sources: Kengan Ashura anime's YouTube channel, Comic Natalie


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