Get ready to carve the path to a new future… in anime form!

The latest collected volume of Shinya Tokuma and illustrator Eiji Hashimoto’s Chiruran: Shinsengumi Chinkonka (Chiruran: Shinsengumi Requiem) revealed that the title will receive an anime adaptation. The series is currently slated to d├ębut in January 2017.

Chiruran: Shinsengumi Chinkonka kicked off in Tokuma Shoten’s Monthly Comic Zenon in October 2010. The series currently spans 16 collected volumes, with the latest book hitting retailers on September 20.

Online database Baka Updates describes the title as:

In 1912, a young woman tracks down the elderly Nagakura Shinpachi, determined to hear the true story of the Demon of the Shinsengumi, the Vice Commander Hijikata Toshizou. Hijikata’s story begins in 1859, when he is a violent young man that is honing his sword skills while peddling his family’s medicine. Soon, in his quest to find stronger people to fight, Hijikata starts to come into contact with others who will eventually be his comrades in the Shinsengumi. The first one to make an impression on the brash young man is Kondo Isami, who proves to be a better fighter than Hijikata…

Source: Twitter (pKjd)