Here’s a look at new characters and additional staff for the upcoming Blade of the Immortal anime. The show will air in October via Amazon prime video.
Blade of the Immortal is a manga series by Hiroaki Samura. The manga originally aired from June 25, 1993, to December 25, 2012. The series became popular and inspired an anime series back in 2008 which was produced by Bee Train and Production I.G. along with the novel, Blade of the Immortal: Legend of the Sword Demon. A new anime adaptation was announced by Liden Films and fans can now check out new character designs which were revealed on the official website.
Blade of the Immortal Anime Story Overview, Character Designs and More
“Manji is an immortal swordsman, who has been cursed with eternal life. He has grown tired of living with all the death he has created. He has no skills other than those of killing, thus he forms a plan to regain his mortality: he shall kill one hundred evil men for each good one he has killed. The old witch who afflicted Manji with immortality agrees to Manji’s proposition and Manji is set on his path to kill one thousand evil men. On his journey, he meets a young girl, Rin, who has her own vengeance to seek against the sword school whose members slaughtered Rin’s family. Rin and Manji journey together, each hoping to find some kind of peace. In their way are many varied enemies. Rin and Manji are almost constantly under attack and must learn to live their lives, avoiding being consumed by revenge.”
New Character Designs
- Director: Hiroshi Hamasaki
- Series Composition: Makoto Fukami
- Character Design: Shingo Ogiso
- Music: Eiko Ishibashi
- Studio: Liden Films
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Mangi
- Ayane Sakura as Rin Asano
- Eiji Hanawa as Sabato Kuroi
- Houko Kuwashima as Makie Otono-Tachibana
- Nozomu Sasaki as Kagehisa Anotsu
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Taito Magatsu
The manga was liked by the majority of the readers, with an average user rating of 8.47, it is one of the anticipated shows of 2019. It will air in October and will release via Amazon Prime Video. Are you looking forward to Blade of the Immortal anime?