Adaptation based on brutal martial arts manga heads to Netflix in 2019
Japanese rock band MY FIRST STORY (pictured above) will perform the opening theme for Kengan Ashura, an upcoming TV anime based on the digital manga written by Sandrovich Yabako and illustrated by Daromeon about a young man who aims for the top in an underground fighting tournament sponsored by shady mega-corporations. The opening theme is entitled "KING＆ASHLEY".
The original Kengan Ashura manga is serialized in Shogakukan's Ura Sunday digital magazine. The Kengan Ashura TV anime is directed by Seiji Kishi and features animation production by LARX ENTERTAINMENT. The series will stream on Netflix in Japan and other world markets beginning in 2019.
Netflix describes the story of Kengan Ashura as follows:
Underground gladiator Tokita Ohma fights on behalf of business mogul Nogi Hideki who wagers mega-business deals on the outcome of these brutal matches.
Source: Comic Natalie
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