The Blue Wolves of Mibu anime has revealed a teaser visual and a Fall 2024 release date. In addition, Sugita Tomokazu has joined the voice cast as the Shinsengumi chief Isami Kondo. MAHO FILM is animating the show, with Kumiko Habara as the director. Check out the new teaser visual:
Also take a look at Isami Kondo’s character visual:
The previously announced cast members include:
- Shuichiro Umeda as Nio Chirinu
- Yohei Azakami as Toshizou Hijikata
- Kensho Ono as Okita Souji
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Hajime Saito
- Shun Horie as Tarou Tanaka
The Blue Wolves of Mibu manga by Tsuyoshi Yasuda has been serialized in the Weekly Shonen Magazine since October 2021. Kodansha USA has licensed the manga in English, and they will begin releasing it in Spring 2024. They describe the story:
It’s 1863, the twilight of the shogunate, and Japan is on the cusp of monumental change. The streets of the nation’s capital are soaked in blood as political upheaval and rising tensions between masterless, wandering ronin and government samurai set the stage for one of the most turbulent times in Japan’s history. Young orphan Nio is no stranger to the harsh realities of the world, and yet he can’t help but cling to his burning passion for justice and desire to change the world for the better. One day, he crosses paths with two men who will become central figures of the coming revolution: Hijikata Toshizo and Okita Souji, two of the founding members of a group of hated ronin known as the Miburo–who would later become known as the Shinsengumi. Inspired by the efforts of the so-called “Blues Wolves of Mibu,” Nio decides to join the ranks to help carve a path to the world he wishes to see. But with new betrayals and reversals every day, will Nio be able to stay true to his conscience?
Tsuyoshi Yasuda is also known for his other manga titles, such as Days and Over Drive. Days received an anime adaptation by MAPPA, while Over Drive received an anime adaptation by studio Xebec. Yasuda also wrote the manga InspiRED, a collaboration between Kodansha and the professional football club Liverpool FC.
Source: Official Website
© Tsuyoshi Yasuda, Kodansha / “The Blue Wolves of Mibu” Production Committee