New scan for the new Blade of the Immortal anime series has been released. The scan features character designs for Manji, Rin Asano, Taito Magatsu, Kagehisa Anotsu, and Machi. The anime will premiere in October on Amazon Prime Video.
LIDEN FILMS is animating the series with Hiroshi Hamasaki (Steins;Gate) as director. Makoto Fukami (Berserk, Psycho-Pass) is writing the series scripts. Shingo Ogiso (The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is in charge of the character designs. Eiko Ishibashi is composing the music. The first TV anime produced by Bee Train and Production I.G ran from July 14, 2008 – December 29, 2008.
Hiroaki Samura published the manga in Monthly Afternoon from 1993 to 2012. The series was adapted into a novel “Blade of the Immortal: Legend of the Sword Demon,” written by Junichi Ohsako and illustrated by Samura himself. A live action film adaptation was released in 2017.