Hiroaki Samura’s fan-favorite Blade of the Immortal collection is one of the many franchises making their grand return as half of the Fall 2019 anime season, however not like the first anime adaptation launched 11 years in the past this one is gearing as much as be a “complete” adaptation of Samura’s manga. It’s one of the many main anime collection becoming a member of the slate of choices on Amazon Prime Video, and a current promo for the anime’s premiere confirmed that the collection will debut on October 10th with two episodes. As noticed by Moetron News on Twitter, we now know what number of episodes it is going to run for as properly.
The new Blade of the Immortal anime will likely be working for 24 episodes, and whereas this may not seem to be it is a correct quantity for a “complete” adaptation — there’s at the moment no phrase on whether or not or not this will likely be a primary season order. But we’ll begin getting our reply this October.
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The new anime collection will likely be directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Steins;Gate) for LIDEN FILMS. Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass) will likely be dealing with the collection scripts, Shingo Ogiso (The Heroic Legend of Arslan) will function the character designer, and Eiko Ishibashi will likely be composing the music. The opening theme for the collection will likely be titled, “Song of Vision,” and will likely be perfomed by Kiyohar.
The solid for the collection contains 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 Sosuke Abayama, Yousuke Akimoto as Saburo 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 Sori, and Ako Mayama as Yaobikuni.
Blade of the Immortal was initially created by Hiroaki Samura for Kodansha’s Afternoon journal in 1993, and the collection was later tailored into an anime in 2008 by Bee Train and Production I.G. The collection has been licensed for an English language launch by Dark Horse Comics, and even had a live-action movie directed by Takashi Miike in 2017. Dark Horse formally describes the collection as such, “Hiroaki Samura’s Blade of the Immortal will hold you on edge! Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality. To rid himself of this curse and finish his life of distress, he should slay one thousand evil males! His quest begins when a younger girl seeks his assist in taking revenge on her dad and mom’ killers…and his quest will not finish till the blood of a thousand has spilled!”