Kengan Ashura

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Kengan Ashura
Kengan Ashura, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first volume.
ケンガンアシュラ
GenreMartial arts[1]
Manga
Written byYabako Sandrovich
Illustrated byDaromeon
Published byShogakukan
DemographicShōnen
ImprintUra Shōnen Sunday Comics
MagazineUra Sunday
MangaONE
Original runApril 18, 2012August 9, 2018
Volumes26 + 1 extra (List of volumes)
Manga
Kengan Omega
Written byYabako Sandrovich
Illustrated byDaromeon
Published byShogakukan
DemographicShōnen
ImprintUra Shōnen Sunday Comics
MagazineUra Sunday
MangaOne
Original runJanuary 17, 2019 – present
Volumes1
Original net animation
Directed bySeiji Kishi
Written byMakoto Uezu
Music byYasuharu Takanashi
StudioLarx Entertainment
Licensed byNetflix
ReleasedJuly 31, 2019
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Kengan Ashura (Japanese: ケンガンアシュラ) is a Japanese manga series written by Yabako Sandrovich and illustrated by Daromeon. An anime adaptation will premiere on July 31, 2019 through Netflix.

Plot[edit]

Since the Edo periods of Japan, gladiator arenas exist in certain areas. In these arenas, wealthy business owners and merchants hire gladiators to fight in unarmed combat where winner takes all. Tokita Ohma, nicknamed "Ashura", joins these arenas and devastates his opponents. His spectacular ability to crush his enemies catches the attention of the big business owners, including the Nogi Group CEO, Nogi Hideki.

Characters[edit]

Ōma Tokita (十鬼蛇 王馬, Tokita Ōma) / Ashura
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki[2]
Kazuo Yamashita (山下 一夫, Yamashita Kazuo)
Voiced by: Chō[2]
Hideki Nogi (乃木 英樹, Nogi Hideki)
Voiced by: Jouji Nakata[2]
Kaede Akiyama (秋山 楓, Akiyama Kaede)
Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama[2]
Rihito (理人)
Voiced by: Hayato Kaneko[3]
Jun Sekibayashi (関林 ジュン, Sekibayashi Jun)
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada[3]
Cosmo Imai (今井 コスモ, Imai Kosumo)
Voiced by: Junya Enoki[3]
Setsuna Kiryū (桐生 刹那, Kiryū Setsuna)
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa[3]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Yabako Sandrovich launched the series, with illustrations by Daromeon, in Shogakukan's shōnen manga website Ura Sunday and in the MangaONE app since April 18, 2012.[4][5][6] A drama CD was bundled with the special edition of volume 0 on January 8, 2016.[7] The manga ended on August 9, 2018.[8]

A sequel, titled Kengan Omega, began its serialization on January 17, 2019, also serialized in Ura Sunday. The sequel is set 2 years after the events of the original series.

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 December 18, 2012[9]ISBN 9784091241108
2 January 18, 2013[10]ISBN 9784091242372
3 April 18, 2013[11]ISBN 9784091243324
4 May 17, 2013[12]ISBN 9784091243348
5 September 18, 2013[13]ISBN 9784091244178
6 October 18, 2013[14]ISBN 9784091245311
7 February 18, 2014[15]ISBN 9784091246004
8 May 16, 2014[16]ISBN 9784091246912
9 August 18, 2014[17]ISBN 9784091252340
10 October 17, 2014[18]ISBN 9784091254788
11 January 9, 2015[19]ISBN 9784091257093
12 April 10, 2015[20]ISBN 9784091260567
13 June 12, 2015[21]ISBN 9784091261847
14 October 9, 2015[22]ISBN 9784091265883
0 January 12, 2016[23]
January 8, 2016 (Special Edition)[7]
ISBN 9784091270108
ISBN 9784099418663
15 March 11, 2016[24]ISBN 9784091270825
16 June 10, 2016[25]ISBN 9784091273000
17 September 9, 2016[26]ISBN 9784091274342
18 December 19, 2016[27]ISBN 9784091274656
19 February 10, 2017[28]ISBN 9784091275196
20 June 12, 2017[29]ISBN 9784091276339
21 August 18, 2017[30]ISBN 9784091277572
22 October 19, 2017[31]ISBN 9784091280077
23 December 12, 2017[32]ISBN 9784091280411
24 April 12, 2018[33]ISBN 9784091282675
25 July 12, 2018[34]ISBN 9784091284402
26 October 19, 2018[35]ISBN 9784091287007

Anime[edit]

Ura Sunday opened a fan poll in January 2015 to let fans decide which of their series should receive an anime adaptation.[36] In May 2015, it was announced that Kengan Ashura had won the poll with 2.3 million out of 9 million total votes, and would be adapted into an anime.[37] Two years later, on December 7, 2017, it was announced that the anime was still being planned,[6] with the 23rd volume revealing on December 12, 2017 that the anime would be a television series.[38] The staff and release window for the series were announced on March 22, 2018.[39] The series is directed by Seiji Kishi and written by Makoto Uezu, with animation by Larx Entertainment.[39] Kazuaki Morita provides character designs for the anime, and Yasuharu Takanashi is composing the series' music.[39] The world premiere of the series took place at Anime Expo on July 7, 2018.[40] The series premiered in Japan at Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills on January 27, 2019.[3] The series will have its premiere on July 31, 2019.[39][41][42] My First Story will perform the series' opening song "King & Ashley," while BAD HOP will perform the anime's ending theme song "Born This Way."[43][44] Netflix will stream the anime.[45]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chapman, Paul (January 27, 2019). "Brawlers Battle Brutally in Kengan Ashura Anime Trailer". Crunchyroll. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Hodgkins, Crystalyn (July 7, 2018). "Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Yumi Uchiyama Star in Kengan Ashura Anime (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e Sherman, Jennifer (October 10, 2018). "Kengan Ashura Anime Reveals 4 Cast Members, Visual". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "WEBマンガに嵐の予感「裏サンデー」無料&ほぼ毎日更新". Natalie (in Japanese). April 18, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  5. ^ Chapman, Paul (December 6, 2017). "Brawny Battling Manga "Kengan Ashura" Makes the Leap to Anime". Crunchyroll. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Sherman, Jennifer (December 6, 2017). "Kengan Ashura Manga's Anime Adaptation Still Being Planned". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "ケンガンアシュラ 0 ドラマCD付き特別版". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Ressler, Karen (July 11, 2018). "Kengan Ashura Manga Ends in August". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 1". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  10. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 2". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 3". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 4". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  13. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 5". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
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  16. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 8". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  17. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 9". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  18. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 10". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  19. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 11". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  20. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 12". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  21. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 13". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  22. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 14". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  23. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 0". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  24. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 15". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  25. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 16". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  26. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 17". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  27. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 18". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  28. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 19". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  29. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 20". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  30. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 21". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  31. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 22". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  32. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 23". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  33. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 24". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  34. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 25". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  35. ^ "ケンガンアシュラ 26". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  36. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (January 28, 2015). "Ura Sunday Lets Fans Vote for Manga to Get Anime Adaptation". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  37. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (May 2, 2015). "Kengan Ashura Manga Wins Fan Vote to Get Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  38. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (December 12, 2017). "Kengan Ashura Anime to Air on TV". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  39. ^ a b c d Sherman, Jennifer (March 21, 2018). "Kengan Ashura Anime Reveals Video, Staff, 2019 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  40. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (June 16, 2018). "Anime Expo to Host World Premiere of Kengan Ashura Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  41. ^ Loo, Egan (January 27, 2019). "Kengan Ashura Anime's Promo Videos Reveal 74 Supporting Cast Members, Summer Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  42. ^ "Kengan Ashura | Teaser [HD] | Netflix". YouTube. March 22, 2019.
  43. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (January 13, 2019). "'My First Story' Perform Kengan Ashura Anime's Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  44. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (June 25, 2019). "BAD HOP Performs Kengan Ashura Anime's Ending Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  45. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 5, 2018). "Netflix Reveals Premiere Dates for 2nd Godzilla Anime Film, Dragon Pilot, Kengan Ashura". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 5, 2018.

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