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Kengan Ashura’s Opening Theme Song Announced

Kengan Ashura Key VisualOn January 12, the official Kengan Ashura anime website updated with details on the show’s theme songs. Opening theme song King & Ashley will be performed by My First Story.

Kengan Ashura will hit Japanese TV on January 27. Netflix will stream the show worldwide this year.

Kengan Ashura is based on Yabako Sandrovich and illustrator Daromeon’s manga of the same name. Seiji Kishi (Assassination Classroom, Persona 4: The Animation) is directing the project at Larx Entertainment, with Kazuaki Morita (Assassination Classroom, Classroom of the Elite) providing character designs. Makoto Uezu (Akame ga KILL!, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is in charge of series composition for the project.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Ōma Tokita / Ashura: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
  • Kazuo Yamashita: Chō
  • Hideki Nogi: Jouji Nakata
  • Kaede Akiyama: Yumi Uchida
  • Setsuna Kiryū: Daisuke Namikawa
  • Rihito: Hayato Kaneko
  • Cosmo Imai: Junya Enoki
  • Ōma Tokita: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
  • Jun Sekibayashi: Tetsu Inada

Netflix describes the series as:

Kazuo Yamashita is an ordinary fifty-six year old man who one day is summoned by the chairman of his company and hired as a gladiator. He learns that these hired gladiators engage in battles called “Kengan Matches: to protect the corporate rights of the businesses they represent. Kazuo Yamashita is assigned to battle a mysterious Kengan fighter named Ohma Tokita. Both men join the “Kengan Zetsumei Tournament” with the hope of winning the spot as chairman of the Kengan Organization.

Source: Comic Natalie

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