There’s more Blade of the Immortal anime on the way.
That’s the news from Afternoon magazine, which revealed the news on the cover of its May 25 issue.
Blade of the Immortal is, of course, Hiroaki Samura’s manga about immortal samurai Manji that ran from 1993 to 2012. It was previously adapted into an anime series in 2008 and a live-action film in 2017.
A sequel to the manga was announced last month.
The 2008 series was directed by Koichi Mashimo at Bee Train and ran for 13 episodes. Who would you like to see take on the new series?
Here’s how Dark Horse describes the original manga:
A cursed, seemingly immortal warrior aids a young girl in her quest for revenge. Samura’s massive manga series spawned an anime run, a spinoff novel, an art book, and a live-action film! Intense and audacious, Blade takes period samurai action and deftly combines it with a modernist street idiom to create a style and mood like no other work of graphic fiction!