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Latest ‘Blade of the Immortal’ Anime Promo Sets Premiere

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© 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. The new complete anime adaptation recently revealed that the first two episodes will debut on October 10th, 2019 and nine more cast members and their designs have been revealed. The series will 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:

  • Yousuke Akimoto as Saburō Anotsu
  • Masato Obara as Araya Kawakami
  • Jouji Nakata as Kagimura Habaki
  • Marika Hayashi as Kyakurin
  • Hiroshi Shirokuma as Giichi
  • Tooru Nara as Shira
  • Chikahiro Kobayashi as Shinriji
  • Tomokazu Seki as Sōri
  • Ako Mayama as Yaobikuni

The previously announced cast includes:

  • Kenjiro Tsuda as Manji
  • Ayane Sakura as Rin Asano
  • 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 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!