The Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no Jūnin: Immortal) has revealed more information about the villains after they showed us the first character visuals for the main characters Manji and Rin. Meet some key characters of the Itto-ryu dojo, and the voices behind them.
The anime will start airing in October 2019.
Sosuke Abayama (VA: Shinya Fukumatsu)
A swordsman of Itto-ryu and guardian of Anotsu Kagehisa. This is also why he acts as a leader when Kagehisa is absent. He lost his right arm.
Sabato Kuroi (VA: Eiji Hanawa)
Also a swordsman of Itto-ryu and tall. He wears big armor and knows how to handle long swords. During the attack of the Asano dojo two years ago, he killed Rin’s father Takayoshi Asano. He has known Kagehisa since they were young. In the current time he fights with the old sword style.
Taito Magatsu (VA: Tatsuhisa Suzuki)
Another swordsman of Itto-ryu. Ever since his younger sister was killed by a samurai, he began to hate the samurai as an entire class. He is good at reading the hand movements of other swordsmen, so he fights battles wisely. He has a hard personality with a strong sense of duty.
Anotsu Kagehisa (VA: Nozomu Sasaki)
Second-generation Leader of the Itto-ryu. He is a genius when it comes to swordfighting as he was trained by his grandfather Saburo Anotsu after he was cast out of the Mutenichi-ryu dojo. To bring together the control of all the dojos under his Itto-ryu dojo, he works together with Kuroi and Magatsu. He already has many dojos under his control. His face is serene but there is a fire burning in his body.
Makie Otono-Tachibana (VA: Houko Kuwashima)
She is the only swordswoman Kagehisa recognizes as such. She worked as a prostitute in the red-light district but was entrusted to Kagehisa and now works as a sword-wielding assassin. Even though her sword skills are exceptional, she feels great sorrow that her fate has been thwarted as she was made a woman.
Eiku Shizuma (VA: Shunsuke Sakuya)
He was given immortality during the Sengoku period (age of warring states, 1467-1600) by an old woman he thinks might have been Yaobikuni. After losing his Lord he travels around the country and at last takes refuge in Kagehisa’s Itto-ryu dojo.
Mugen no Jūnin: Immortal
Fall 2019 | Anime Info
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
Manji: Kenjiro Tsuda
Rin Asano: Ayane Sakura
Anotsu Kagehisa: Nozomu Sasaki
Taito Magatsu: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Sabato Kuroi: Eiji Hanawa
Eiku Shizuma: Shunsuke Sakuya
Makie Otono-Tachibana: Houko Kuwashima
Sosuke Abayama: Shinya Fukumatsu
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