Adaptation of violent martial arts manga heads to Netflix in 2019
A hard-hitting new trailer is now available for Kengan Ashura, an upcoming anime adaptation based on the violent martial arts manga written by Sandrovich Yabako and illustrated by Daromeon about a young man who competes in a secret world of underground pit-fighting tournaments at the behest of shady, super-rich corporations.
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.
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