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The Blue Wolves of Mibu Trailer Shows Off Main Characters

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A new teaser trailer has just dropped for The Blue Wolves of Mibu (a.k.a. Ao no Miburo in Japanese). It’s about half a minute long and concentrates on the most important characters in the series.

The Blue Wolves of Mibu is scheduled to arrive sometime in autumn 2024.

The anime is being made at Maho Film, with Kumiko Habara of I’m Standing on 1,000,000 Lives and And I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss helming the project as director. The person in charge of series scripts is Kenta Ihara, whose credits include Uncle From Another World and Gamera -Rebirth-. Credit for character design goes to Yūko Ōba of I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss, as well as Miyako Nishida of My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1.

The Blue Wolves of Mibu started out as a manga series by Tsuyoshi Yasuda. It’s available in North America through Kodansha USA Publishing, which gave this description for the plot:

It’s 1863, the twilight of the shogunate, and Japan is on the cusp of monumental change. The streets of the nation’s capital are soaked in blood as political upheaval and rising tensions between masterless, wandering ronin and government samurai set the stage for one of the most turbulent times in Japan’s history. Young orphan Nio is no stranger to the harsh realities of the world, and yet he can’t help but cling to his burning passion for justice and desire to change the world for the better.

One day, he crosses paths with two men who will become central figures of the coming revolution: Hijikata Toshizo and Okita Souji, two of the founding members of a group of hated ronin known as the Miburo—who would later become known as the Shinsengumi. Inspired by the efforts of the so-called “Blues Wolves of Mibu,” Nio decides to join the ranks to help carve a path to the world he wishes to see. But with new betrayals and reversals every day, will Nio be able to stay true to his conscience?

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.