Hiroaki Samura’s Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no Juunin) manga is getting a new anime adaptation, and now Kodansha has revealed some new details. According to the anime’s staff, its complete title will be Mugen no Juunin -Immortal-. They also confirmed that this new anime will be a “complete adaptation” of the original source manga.
In addition, Kodansha also confirmed that the manga’s official sequel, Blade of the Immortal – Bakumatsu Arc, will launch in Monthly Afternoon magazine’s July 2019 issue. Kenji Takigawa is writing the story, with Ryuu Suenobu drawing the art. Meanwhile, creatoe Hiroaki Samura is credited as a collaborator.
Samura launched the manga in December 1993, and completed the run back in 2012. It then received an anime adaptation in 2008, as well as a live-action film in 2017.
Here’s how Dark Horse comics, which distributes the manga in English, describes the manga’s story:
Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality. To rid himself of this curse and end his life of misery, he must slay one thousand evil men! His quest begins when a young girl seeks his help in taking revenge on her parents’ killers . . . and his quest won’t end until the blood of a thousand has spilled!
source: Comic Natalie