On the 31st of August 2022, the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Yabako Sandrovich’s Kengan Ashura manga announced that the second season of the anime will premiere on Netflix in 2023.
A Teaser visual of the anime was also released, check it out here:
The Kengan Ashura sequel will feather the Kengan Annihilation Tournament Arc and the conclusion of the original story.
Kengan Ashura’s first season (composed of two parts) premiered on Netflix globally starting with Season 1 Part 1 in July 2019. The second part (consisting of episodes 13 to 14) of the season debuted on Netflix on October of that same year.
The anime first had its world premiere at the Anime Expo in July of 2018. The manga won fan voting in 2015 which gave them the privilege of having an anime adaptation.
Seiji Kishi, the director of Danganronpa the Animation, and ‘Yuki Yuna is a Hero,’ also directed the Kengan Ashura anime under Larx Entertainment. Other staff members like Makoto Uezu (who worked on Akame ga KILL!, the Heroic Legend of Arslan) were in charge of Series Composition and Kazuaki Morita (Tsuki ga Kirei, Assassination Classroom) for the character design.
Sandrovich first launched the Manga with Daromeon’s illustrations in the Manga ONE app in 2012. The series officially ended in 2018, but a new arc was launched in the app last January 2019.
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The manga’s plot revolved around businesses and merchants who wager large sums of money to hire fighters for unarmed hand-to-hand fighting matches. The winner of these marches takes all in the Kengan competitions that originated during the Edo period.
The matches are used as a sort of mechanism by the merchants to resolve their disputes with each other. The strong Oma Tokita, who uses the nickname Ashura enters these matches, and Hideki Nogi, the president of the Nogi Group is desperate to make Ashura work for him.
More details about the upcoming anime should be revealed soon! Meanwhile, Netflix is also releasing 13 more titles in Nippon TV Deal. Read More about it here.