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‘Ikkitousen’ Franchise Gets New Anime

The official website of the Ikkitousen franchise has annonced that a new anime is in production. Titled Ikkitousen: Western Wolves, it will be sequel to the Extravagenza Epoch OVAs released in 2014. Most of main female cast members will reprise their roles, with Ami Koshimizu (Code Geass series) joining the cast as Musashino Shinmen. The official website will reveal more information at a later date.

Staff

  • Chief Director: Takashi Watanabe (Senran Kagura)
  • Director: Mitsutoshi Satou (Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara assistant director)
  • Series Composition: Masaya Honda (Soul Buster)
  • Character Design: Rinshin (Queen’s Blade)
  • Studio: Arms
  • Production: Genco

Ikkitousen is based on the manga by Yuji Shiozaki, which began in Comic Gum magazine in April 2000, and later moved to its official website due to the magazine’s suspension in May 2015. The manga ended in August 2015 with 24 volumes. J.C. Staff produced the first TV anime adaptation in Summer 2003. Studio Arms then animated two sequels in Winter 2007 and Summer 2008, with TNK joining Arms for the Spring 2010 season. Three standalone OVAs were released afterwards in November 2011 and December 2014.

The sequel manga, Shin Ikkitousen, has been serialized in Young King OURs magazine since November 2015. Shounen Gahousha published the third compiled volume on April 23. A spin-off manga, Shin Ikkitousen Gaiden, is also being serialized in Young King Bull magazine.

Official site: http://www.ikkitousen.com/
Official Twitter: @Animeikkitousen

Source: Comic Natalie

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