Chiruran: Shinsengumi Chinkonka is a historical samurai manga written by Shinya Tokuma and illustrated by Eiji Hashimoto, and this week’s release of volume 16 is bringing a big announcement along for the ride. Fans didn’t end up having to wait until the September 20 street date, however, because Hashimoto hopped on Twitter to spill the beans about an upcoming TV anime adaptation.
The series is currently planned for a winter 2017 broadcast debut.
Here’s a synopsis of the series via Baka-updates:
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…
— 橋本エイジ（ちるらん16巻9/20発売） (@nerikeshi30) September 19, 2016