A brand new and complete anime adaptation of Mugen no Jūnin: Immortal (Blade of the Immortal) was announced back in May 2019. We now know that the immortal main character Manji will be voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda and that Rin Asano, a girl whose family has been killed by a group of swordsmen, will be voiced by Ayane Sakura. The anime is slated for October 2019.
Scroll down for a list with the main staff and the new trailer!
It’s the Edo period, when samurai still exist. There is an ‘immortal’ man who is said to have slain 100 people. His name is Manji. Manji meets a girl called Rin, who has sworn to get revenge on the people who killed her family. She asks Manji if he is willing to become her bodyguard on her revengeful journey. At first he refuses, but then he sees his sisters face in Rin and agrees. Rin would be in danger if she went alone, so he decides that there is no other way but to lend her a helping hand. However her enemy turns out to be a group of swordsmen called Itto-ryu. That meant that a fight against death had started – even for an immortal man like Manji.
Original Work: Blade of the Immortal by Hiroaki Samura
Director: Hiroshi Hamasaki
Series Composition: Makoto Fukami
Character Design: Shingo Ogiso
Art Director: Tadashi Kudo
Color Design: Aiko Shinohara
Director of Photography: Yukihiro Masumoto
3DCG Director: Koji Ichikawa
Editing: Mai Hasegawa
Sound Director: Youji Shimizu
Sound Effects: Akiko Muto
Music: Eiko Ishibashi
Animation Production: Liden Films