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    Tuesday August 23, 2016
  • Takuya Kimura-starring "Blade of the Immortal" Live-Action Film Set for Golden Week 2017

    Directed by Takashi Miike (Yatterman, Terra Formars)

    It is confirmed today that the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal manga is officially set for a release in the Golden Week holiday period of 2017. The shooting of the film was already held in Kyoto from November 2015 to early January of 2016. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Monday February 8, 2016
  • "Blade of the Immortal" Author Writes New Samurai One-Shot

    Manga is 9th in Young Magazine's 35th anniversary Bullet series of one-shots

    Hiroaki Samura, who wrapped up his acclaimed Blade of the Immortal in 2012, has returned to the subject of samurai for Young Magazine's 35th anniversary Bullet series of one-shots. Shipping with the seinen weekly's 2016 issue 10 on February 8th, "Ikusa Tsutae" explores the life of a genius swordsman at war.

  • Wednesday January 13, 2016
  • "Blade of the Immortal" Stage Play Cast Photographed in Costume

    Tomokazu Seki, from the 2008 anime, reprises the lead role and directs

    Hiroaki Samura's revisionist period epic manga Blade of the Immortal wrapped up, so it's time for the adaptations! In addition to Takashi Miike's live-action movie, starring Kimutaku, planned for 2017, a stage play runs at Tokyo's Space Zero (Zenrousai Hal) February 11-17, with tickets now on sale at Lawson. Tomokazu Seki, from the 2008 anime, reprises the lead role and directs. He, and the extended cast, have now been photographed in custom. Get a look after the  jump.

  • Sunday October 4, 2015
  • Takashi Miike to Helm Live-Action "Blade of the Immortal"

    The 2017 film will feature SMAP's Takuya Kimura as lead

    Takashi Miike, the prolific and shocking director whose reputation exploded internationally with the adaptation of manga Ichi the Killer, also attached to adaptations of manga Salaryman Kintaro, MPD Psycho, Crows Zero, Mogura no Uta, Kami-sama no Iu Toori,and recent Tachibana and Yū Sasuga's violent sci-fi TerraFormars, now has another big manga project on his slate: Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal.

  • Tuesday January 27, 2015
  • North American Release of Final "Blade of the Immortal" and "Oh My Goddess!" Volumes Listed

    "Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service" omnibus also scheduled

    Dark Horse Comics officially has the conclusion of one of the North America's longest-running manga series solicited with Blade of the Immortal Volume 31: Final Curtain officially planned for April 14. Beyond that, Amazon has the penultimate, 36th volume of Gantz listed for August, and the end of Oh My Goddess! coming with volume 48 in October. More after the jump.

  • Monday November 11, 2013
  • VIDEO: "Witchcraft Works" and "Kaa-chan to Issho" Manga Artists Demonstrate Work

    "Witchcraft Works" anime slated for winter

    Shukakusai is a harvest festival something like Thanksgiving, and Kodansha's seinen anthologies mark the occasion with their Dai Shukakusai campaign. This year, they took the opportunity to promote the anime adaptation of Ryu Mizunagi's Witchcraft Works, and offer a video of the artist working on an Afternoon cover illustration, along with Sugigaku sketching new Evening series Kaa-chan to Issho and a talk from Blade of the Immortal author Hiroaki Samura. Get a look after the jump.

  • Friday April 12, 2013
  • Dark Horse Schedules September Release for "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary"

    New "Blade of the Immortal," Blood Blockage Battlefront" and "Oreimo" also scheduled

    Some month's manga release slates from Dark Horse are more impressive than other. And, wow. September is a nice one. In addition to new volumes Blade of the Immortal, Oreimo and Trigun creator Yasuhiro Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront, the month sees the premiere of Eva remix Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary. See the complete list after the jump,

  • Saturday February 23, 2013
  • "Blade of the Immortal" Manga Author's "Beageruta–" Finally Collected

    Collection released along side final volume of "Blade of the Immortal:

    In additional to finally wrapping up Blade of the Immortal in volume 30, author Hiroaki Samura's has produced some one shots, the two volume, surreal Halcyon Lunch and the violent, women's revenge series Beageruta–. The 2011 manga is running in the quarterly magazine Nemesis, so a collection has been a long time coming. Well, timed to coincide BOI volume 30, volume 1 of Beageruta– was released this weekend. More after the jump.

  • Monday October 22, 2012
  • VIDEO: Manga Artist Sketches "Blade of the Immortal"

    Hiroaki Samura video promotes manga magazine Afternoon's Dai Shukakusai 2012 campaign

    Shukakusai is a harvest festival something like Thanksgiving, and seinen anthology Afternoon is marking it with big plans coinciding with its 25th anniversary in their Dai Shukakusai 2012 campaign. To kick things off, new videos show manga author Hiroaki Samura producing some of his distinctive work for Blade of the Immortal. Get a look after the jump.

  • Tuesday September 25, 2012
  • "Blade of the Immortal" Manga to End This Year

    Last chapter will be published in Afternoon anthology on December 25th

    In 2001, Blade of the Immortal author Hiroaki Samura told Quick Japan, "Originally I said, 'I'll end it at 5 volumes.' Now that I've already done 12 I don't really know, but it's true that I want to finish it within the next 3 years." Over a decade later, and 15 more volumes into the samurai revenge epic's run in monthly magazine Afternoon, Samura is finally drawing the series to a close. More after the jump.

  • Monday September 17, 2012
  • Dark Horse Schedules "Evangelion" Tribute and Western from "Blade of the Immortal" Author

    Plus "Trigun," "Avatar," "Bioshock" and more

    Publisher Dark Horse has announced solicitations for December comic releases and January graphic novels. Manga for that period includes the long awaited new short story collection from Blade of the Immortal author Hiroaki Samura, a collection of Evangelion tribute manga, and the second Trigun omnibus. Get the details after the jump.

  • Sunday July 29, 2012
  • Medicom Toy Releases Heavily Armed "Blade of the Immortal" Premium Figure

    Limited figure comes with a dozen weapons and a wire framed kimono for concealing implements of violence

    This weekend, attendees at the Wonder Festival character figure event had a chance to pick up their own Manji from very limited run of 30 cm Real Action Hero replicas of Blade of the Immortal's titular swordsman.  Armed with a dozen weapons from his katana to his bladed pipe, Medicom Toy'spremium figure features a wire framed kimono, suitable for concealing those various implements of violence. Get a look after the jump.