The Fandom Post

Anime, Movies, Comics, Entertainment & More

Six More ‘Blade of the Immortal’ Anime Characters Casting Revealed

2 min read
© Hiroaki Samura, Kodansha / Blade of the Immortal Production Committee

The Blade of the Immortal manga series from Hiroaki Samura has a sequel series titled Blade of the Immortal: Bakumatsu Arc that got underway this past may from writer Kenji Takigawa and artist Ryu Suenobu. At the time, we also learned that a TV animation project was underway as a “complete anime adaptation” of the original work from Hiroaki Samura. The latest update works with the reveal of six actors being cast in the show and getting a look at their designs. Set for an October 2019 premiere through amazon streaming, it’ll be directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki based on the scripts by Makoto Fukami. Shingo Ogiso is on board as the character designer with LIDEN FILMS handling the animation production.

The newly added cast includes:

  • Nozomu Sasaki as Kagehisa Anotsu
  • Eiji Hanawa as Sabato Kuroi
  • Houko Kuwashima as Makie Otono-Tachibana
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Taito Magatsu
  • Shunsuke Sakuya as Eiku Shizuma
  • Shinya Fukumatsu as Sōsuke Abayama

The Japanese cast includes:

  • Kenjiro Tsuda as Manji
  • Ayane Sakura as Rin Asano

The series completed in Japan back in 2012 and Dark Horse released the series in full before starting in on omnibus editions.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot concept: To end his eternal suffering, he must slay one thousand enemies! Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality. To rid himself of this curse and end his life of misery, he must slay one thousand evil men! His quest begins when a young girl seeks his help in taking revenge on her parents’ killers . . . and his quest won’t end until the blood of a thousand has spilled!

[Source: ANN]