'Kengan Ashura': Release date, plot, cast, creator and everything else you need to know about Netflix's combat sports anime
The show follows the adventures of Ohma Tokita, nicknamed 'Ashura', as he enters the hidden world of corporate-sponsored gladiatorial combat
'Kengan Ashura' is one of the most popular manga books of this decade. That is probably why Netflix has decided to adapt the series as part of the streaming giant's big push into the world of anime. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming anime:
'Kengan Ashura' will premiere on Netflix on July 31, 2019.
The show will follow the adventures of Ohma Tokita, nicknamed "Ashura", as he enters the arena of corporate-sponsored gladiatorial combat in order to become the greatest warrior of all time.
Here's the official synopsis: "Ohma Tokita enters a hidden world where corporate disputes are settled in brutal gladiatorial bouts. Forget the money, he just wants to fight -- and win."
Tatsuhisa Suzuki is a Japanese actor and singer. He has given his vocal talents to many major projects like 'Attack on Titan' and 'Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture'. He will be voicing the lead character, Ohma Tokita.
The show's cast also includes Kazuo Yamashita, Hideki Nogi, Kaede Akiyama, and Rihito among others.
'Kengan Ashura' was written by Yabako Sandrovich and illustrated by Daromeon. At a young age, Sandrovich trained in martial arts forms including Shaolin Kung Fu, Karate, and Grappling. After working as a corporate salaryman for a while, he became an archaeologist and dabbled in fishing while also writing a web manga, 'Gudo no Kobushi', before finally writing 'Kengan Ashura'.
'Kengan Ashura' promises a no-holds-barred bloodfest. There’s plenty of brutal fighting shown in the trailer and it almost feels like a powered-up version of the UFC. This is clearly a show for fans of combat sports and martial arts. We also know from the trailer that the show will follow the course of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament, a competition that pits some the best, most ruthless fighters against one another. Of course, there can only be one winner left standing and our money is on Ashura.
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