New adaptation based on Hiroaki Samura's dark fantasy manga hits Amazon Prime Video in October of 2019
Six new cast members have been revealed for Blade of the Immortal (known in Japan as Mugen no Juunin -IMMORTAL-), an upcoming anime based on the dark fantasy seinen manga by Hiroaki Samura about a ronin who is cursed with immortality until he can atone for his crimes by slaying 1000 evil men. The new cast members include:
Nozumu Sasaki as Anotsu Kagehisa.
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Taito Magatsu.
Eiji Hanawa as Kuroi Sabato.
Shunsuke Sakuya as Shizuma Eiku.
Houko Kuwashima as Otono-Tachibana Makie.
And Shinya Fukumatsu as Abayama Sosuke.
An English language version of the the original Blade of the Immortal manga is published by Dark Horse Comics, who describe the story of the series as follows:
Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality. To rid himself of this curse and end his life of misery, he must slay one thousand evil men! His quest begins when a young girl seeks his help in taking revenge on her parents' killers . . . and his quest won't end until the blood of a thousand has spilled!
Blade of the Immortal is directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki and features animation production by Liden Films. The series will be distributed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video beginning in October of 2019.
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