There’s fantastic news for the fans of Samurai anime like Rurouni Kenshin. The underrated yet most awaited anime adaptation of The Blue Wolves of Mibu has been greenlit.
If you are familiar with the setting of Rurouni Kenshin, you will feel right at home with this anime as they both are set at the same turbulent time in Japan. This is almost the perfect setting for an exciting storyline, and here’s everything you need to know about this new anime.
Tsuyoshi Yasuda’s “The Blue Wolves of Mibu” manga is all set to receive an anime adaptation. The official website released a new teaser video and a teaser visual for the anime. Kodansha has also revealed the staff members working on the anime.
The 35-second brief teaser trailer showcases the panels from the manga. The trailer also features intense background music and some significant characters, including Nio, Hijikata, and Okita.
A character visual featuring the protagonist, Nio, was also released on the official website.
According to the official website, the anime will be directed by Kumiko Habara at Maho Film Studio. Here is the list of the other staff members.
|Director||Kumiko Habara||I’m Standing on 1,000,000 Lives|
|Scriptwriter||Kenta Ihara||Gamera -Rebirth-|
|Animation Production||Maho Film||I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss|
|Character Designer||Yūko Ōba||I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss|
|Character Designer||Miyako Nishida||If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord|
|Music Composer||Yuki Hayashi||Haikyu!!|
Tsuyoshi Yasuda shared a commemorative illustration to celebrate this occasion. He also expressed his happiness and asked us to look forward to the anime as the production team is putting tremendous energy and effort into it.
“Ao no Miburo” is set in Kyoto at the end of the Edo period, approximately 160 years ago. We follow the story of a young orphan named Nio, who can’t help but dream of a better world with justice.
When he meets two mysterious Ronins, his life turns to a bluer and clearer path as they go on a journey to show how even a few swords can positively change history.
The setting for this series is quite thrilling, as it is rare to find anime with historical background. It will also be interesting to see the portrayal of Shinsengumi, who is seen as an embodiment of the traditional samurai virtues. It has always been a topic of great interest in Japanese pop culture.
So, if you are a history geek and love watching anime like Rurouni Kenshin, this anime will be right up your alley.
About Blue Wolves of Mibu
The Blue Wolves of Mibu is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tsuyoshi Yasuda. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine since October 2021. An anime television series adaptation produced by Maho Film has been announced.
Kodansha USA Publishing licensed the manga in English, and it describes the story:
Nio is an orphan who can’t help dreaming of a better world. In this action-packed manga, he meets two men who show him how much a few swords can change history.
This riveting samurai series from the acclaimed creator of DAYS shares its setting with Rurouni Kenshin and chronicles the founding of the Shinsengumi by handsome and volatile men fighting for justice…and for themselves!
Source: Official Website