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Kengan Ashura Anime's 2nd Part Previewed in Video

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2nd part debuts on Netflix on October 31

The official YouTube channel for the anime adaptation of Yabako Sandrovich's Kengan Ashura manga began streaming a promotional video for the anime's second part on Thursday.

The anime's second part, consisting of episodes 13 to 24, will debut on Netflix on October 31.

The anime premiered 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 (Tsuki ga Kirei, 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 in August 2018, but a new arc launched in the Manga ONE app in January.

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 YouTube channel, Comic Natalie


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