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Kengan Ashura Anime Unveils Video With Japanese & English Dubs, More Cast Roles

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Roles revealed for more cast members in Netflix's July 31 anime

The official website for the anime adaptation of Yabako Sandrovich's Kengan Ashura manga began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Wednesday. Netflix is also streaming an English-dubbed version of the same trailer.

Japanese version
English-dubbed version

The site also revealed more character roles for previously announced cast members for the anime. The newly announced roles include:

  • Kazuya Ichijou as Gōzō Murobuchi
  • Taiten Kusunoki as Muteba Gizenga
  • Rikiya Koyama as Seishū Akoya
  • Takahiro Mizushima as Haruo Kōno
  • Kenjiro Tsuda as Gaolang Wongsawat
  • Chado Horii as Adam Dudley
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Raian Kure
  • Masuo Amada as Jūzō Magatani
  • Yu Kobayashi as Tomari Tōgō
  • Mai Fuchigami as Shunka Hiyama
  • Ikkyuu Juku as Akio Kōno
  • Aki Toyosaki as Rino Kurayoshi
  • Rina Hidaka as Elena Robinson
  • Mitsuaki Madono as Ronald Haraguchi
  • Masaya Matsukaze as Akira Nishihonji

The anime will premiere on Netflix globally on July 31.

The anime had its world premiere at Anime Expo in July 2018. 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 (Tsukigakirei, Assassination Classroom) is designing the characters. Team-MAX's Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Naruto Shippūden) is composing the music. MY FIRST STORY are performing the theme song "King & Ashley." Hip hop crew BAD HOP is performing the anime's ending theme song "Born This Way."

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 that launched on June 12.

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

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