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Crunchyroll Schedules ‘Peacemaker Kurogane’ Anime Films Streaming

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Three months have passed since the Ikedaya Incident that crushed the anti-shogunate rebellion–and propelled the Shinsengumi, Kyoto’s now-official police, into history as Kyoto’s premium peacekeeping force.
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With both of the Kurogane Peacemaker films out and done in Japan, Crunchyroll has revealed that they’ll be streaming them on March 27th, 2017 and have released an English subtitled trailer in support of it. While the time of day that they’ll go live has not been revealed, it’ll be available to viewers worldwide outside of Asia and German-language territories.

The films are being directed by Shigeru Kimiya based on the screenplay by Eiji Umehara. Sayaka Koiso is working on the character designs while White Fox will be producing the animation for it. Check out the key visual to the right.

The Japanese cast includes Yuki Kaji as Tetsunosuke Ichimura, Takahiro Sakurai as Susumu Yamazaki, Yumiko Kobayashi as Young Tetsunosuke Ichimura, Jouji Nakata as Toshizo Hijikata, Mitsuki Saiga as Souji Okita, Kappei Yamaguchi as Shinpachi Nagakura, Kenji Nomura as Sanosuke Harada, Kousuke Toriumi as Heisuke Todo, Takashi Matsuyama as Hajime Saitou, Masami Iwasaki as Kai Shimada, Takaya Hashi as Isami Kondou, Mikako Takahashi as Saya, and Shinnosuke Tachibana as Suzu Yamatoya.

The previous TV series that was produced was for the prequel series so it certainly makes sense with the sequel manga still ongoing to delve more into that since Nanae Chrono has kept on chugging at this since 2002. The original manga series was serialized in Monthly Shonen Gangan between 1999 and 2001, producing five volumes, while the current series kicked off in Monthly Comic Blade in 2001 and has produced eight volumes so far with the eighth out today revealing this new adaptation.

ADV Films originally dubbed and released the first TV series and Funimation picked up the distribution rights to it after ADV Films shuttered their doors. Check out the trailer below for that series.

Plot concept: Three months have passed since the Ikedaya Incident that crushed the anti-shogunate rebellion–and propelled the Shinsengumi, Kyoto’s now-official police, into history as Kyoto’s premium peacekeeping force. But there is no rest for the peaceful: An unexpected threat to the Shinsengumi arises, and it’s going to take more than mere swords to defeat this new terror on the horizon.

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