Haruhisa Nakata's Mechanical Martial Arts Manga Levius Gets Anime Adaptation on Netflix

Polygon Pictures (Knights of Sidonia, GODZILLA trilogy) works on anime production

It is officially announced today that an anime adaptation of Haruhisa Nakata's mechanical martial arts manga Levius will be streamed on Netflix worldwide this summer.


The manga was originally serialized in Shogakukan's Monthly IKKI from its February 2013 to November 2014 issues. After the magazine ceased publication, it has moved to Shueisha's Ultra Jump with a new title Levius/est since its May 2015 issue. Three tankobon volumes were published from Shogakukan, then five volumes have been released by Shueisha.


Its English edition is licensed by Simon & Schuster, and its first volume is set to be released on September 17, 2019. The publisher introduces the manga's story as below:


As society rises from the ashes of war, cybernetically augmented arena fighters battle for fame and

fortune…or die trying. It’s the 19th century, and the world has entered the Era of Rebirth, recovering

from the devastating flames of war. The sport of mechanical martial arts has galvanized the nations.

Cybernetically augmented fighters turn their blood into steam and their bodies into brutal fighting—

and killing—machines. Young Levius is one of those arena battlers, hell-bent on winning in order to

simply survive.



TV anime teaser PV


Teaser visual


Main staff:

  • General director: Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia, GODZILLA trilogy)
  • Director: Keisuke Ide (Ajin episode director) 
  • Series composition: Hiroshi Seko (Ajin, BANANA FISH
  • Screenplay: Kenta Inohara, Hiroshi Seko 
  • Production design: Naoya Tanaka, Ferdinando Patulli 
  • Character design: Yuuki Moriyama (Ajin, GODZILLA
  • Director of photography: Mitsunori Kataama 
  • CG supervisor: Kenji Iwata 
  • Art director: Yuuki Hatayama
  • Color design: Hirona Noji 
  • Sound director: Miwa Iwanami 
  • Music: Yugo Kanno (PSYCHO-PASS, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Anime production: Polygon Pictures 
  • Production: Polygon Pictures



"Levius" and "Levius/est" 1st volume covers



Source: Anime "Levius" official website


(c)Haruhisa Nakata/Shueisha, Polygon Pictures


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