Season’s 1st part debuts on Thursday
The official website for the second season for the anime adaptation of Yabako Sandrovich‘s Kengan Ashura manga announced on Thursday that the season’s second part will premiere in 2024. The website also streamed a trailer for the second season:
The sequel features the finals of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament and the conclusion of the original story.
Metal band SiM perform the new opening theme song “RED.”
Seiji Kishi (Danganronpa The Animation, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) directed the anime at Larx Entertainment. Makoto Uezu (Akame ga KILL!, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) was in charge of series composition, and Kazuaki Morita (Tsuki ga Kirei, Assassination Classroom) designed the characters. Team-MAX‘s Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Naruto Shippūden) composed the music. MY FIRST STORY performed the theme song “King & Ashley.” Hip hop crew BAD HOP performed the anime’s ending theme song “Born This Way.”
In the manga’s story, businesses and merchants wager large sums of money to hire combatants for unarmed hand-to-hand fighting matches. The winner takes all in these Kengan competitions that originated during the Edo period. Merchants use the fights as a means to resolve disputes with each other. The strong and mysterious Ōma Tokita, whose nickname is Ashura, enters these matches. Nogi Group president Hideki Nogi keeps his ambitions to himself when he meets Ashura. Events begin to swirl around the Kengan fights as Ashura enters the fray.