Earlier today, the official Peacemaker Kurogane anime film project’s website updated with two new character designs. Images for Hajime Saito, Tetsunosuke Ichimura (Adult), and Saya were unveiled, which you can check out below.
The site also confirmed that Saya will be played by Mikako Takahashi.
Peacemaker Kurogane – Omou-michi hits Japanese theaters on June 2, 2018. The second film, titled Peacemaker Kurogane – Yūmei (Peacemaker Kurogane – Fate of Friends), will hit Japanese theaters in Fall 2018.
Hiroshi Takeuchi (Blade & Soul, Zunda Horizon) was tapped to direct the project at White Fox, with Sayaka Koiso (Rail Wars!, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers) providing character designs. Eiji Umehara (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- , Beelzebub) is writing the scripts.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Tetsunosuke Ichimura (Child): Yumiko Kobayashi
- Tetsunosuke Ichimura (Adult): Yuki Kaji
- Susumu Yamazaki: Takahiro Sakurai
- Toshizo Hijikata: Jouji Nakata
- Shinpachi Nagakura: Kappei Yamaguchi
- Sanosuke Harada: Kenji Nomura
- Souji Okita: Mitsuki Saiga
- Tatsunosuke Ichimura: Yuji Ueda
- Heisuke Toudou: Kosuke Toriumi
- Hajime Saito: Takashi Matsuyama
- Okita: Mitsuki Saiga
Several character designs were previously unveiled to promote the film, which you can check out below:
White Fox started streaming a trailer for Peacemaker Kurogane – Omou-michi in October. You can check it out below.
Peacemaker Kurogane is an ongoing series, which began publication in Mag Garden’s Monthly Comic Blade magazine in 2001, where it ran until July 2014. The title returned to publication in September of the same year, in the pages of Monthly Comic Garden.
The series is a sequel to the five-volume Shinsengumi Imon Peace Maker, which ran in Enix’s Monthly Shōnen Gangan from May 1999 through September 2001.
Gonzo Entertainment produced a 24-episode anime adaptation of Peacemaker Kurogane, which aired in the Fall 2003 and Winter 2004 broadcast seasons. Tomohiro Hirata (Trinity Blood) helmed the project, with Akemi Hayashi (Fruits Basket, Angelique: Seichi Yori Ai o Komete) producing character designs. The team of Hiroshi Yamguchi and Nahoko Hasegawa wrote the show’s screenplay.
ADV originally released the Peacemaker anime on DVD in North America. Funimation later acquired the rights to the show, and currently offers it on home video and their FunimationNow streaming service. They describe the show as:
After the horrific murder of his parents, young Tetsu embarks on a quest for vengeance that threatens to consume his soul. His journey leads him to the inner sanctum of the Shinsengumi, a prestigious order of swordsmen at war with the very villains who cut down his mother and father. Tetsu’s samurai training gives him the strength to seek revenge, but it also opens his eyes to a painful truth: his new allies are responsible for just as much bloodshed as his sworn enemies. Armed with this knowledge, Tetsu must make the most difficult choice of his life. Will he draw his sword and yield to his demonic urges – or follow in the footsteps of his father and become a true peacemaker?