Historical manga Peace Maker Kurogane (PEACE MAKER鐵) will get a new anime adaption in 2018. Today (11th October), two anime films were announced. The first part, Peace Maker Kurogane: Omoumichi (PEACE MAKER 鐵 ～想道～) will premiere on 2nd June 2018, while the second part Peace Maker Kurogane: Yuumei (PEACE MAKER 鐵 ～友命～) is coming in Autumn 2018.
The new visual released today is a portrait of the protagonist Tetsunosuke Ichimura (mid), Hajime Saito (left), and Ayumu Yamazaki (right), with Suzu Yamatoya in the background.
The design for another important character of the series, Toshizou Hijikata, is also released.
Peace Maker Kurogane is the sequel manga to Shinsengumi Imon Peace Maker (新撰組異聞PEACE MAKER). They are both written and illustrated by Nanae Chrono (黒乃 奈々絵). Shinsengumi Imon Peace Maker finished in 2001 in Monthly Shonen Gangan while Kurogane is still on-going in the same magazine. The story revolves around Shinsengumi, the special police force in Japan’s Bakumatsu period. After Tetsunosuke Ichimura’s parents are brutally murdered, he enters Shinsengumi to train and prepare himself for revenge. As his relationship with the Shinsengumi members develop, he finds something more important than just hatred.
The series had a TV anime adaption from 2003 to 2004. Some cast members have been changed.
Tetsunosuke Ichimura: Yuki Kaji
Toshizou Hijikata: Joji Nakata
Souji Okita: Mitsuki Saiga
Ayumu Yamazaki: Takahiro Sakurai
Tatsunosuke Ichimura: Yuji Ueda
Shinpachi Nagakura: Kappei Yamaguchi
Heisuke Todo: Kosuke Toriumi
Sanosuke Harada: Kenji Nomura
Hajime Saito: Takashi Matsuyama
Kai Shimada: Masami Iwasaki
Isami Kondo: Takaya Hashi
Saya: Mikako Takahashi
Suzu Yamatoya: Shinnosuke Tachibana