This year's ninth issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is confirming next Wednesday that Hiroshi Fukuda's Jōjū Senjin!! Mushibugyō manga is being adapted into a television anime.
The action story is set in Edo-era Tokyo in the early 1700s. The eighth shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune ordered boxes to be installed so commoners can submit their thoughts. After hearing their voices, the shogun creates a new magistrate unit — Mushibugyō — to protect the people in the heart of the city. Each member is a specialist with unique fighting skills.
The Mushibugyō anime is the eighth and last of the titles in the Sunday Anime Project announcements this year. The domain name mushibugyo.jp was registered under the name of the Japanese company Avex Marketing last Friday. TOHO and Production I.G already produced an anime commercial (streaming below) for the manga in 2011.
Fukuda serialized the original Mushibugyō manga from 2009 to 2010 in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday Super magazine, and Shogakukan compiled and published three book volumes. However, Fukuda launched his new Jōjū Senjin!! Mushibugyō manga in 2011. Instead of a sequel to the original Mushibugyō manga, Jōjū Senjin!! Mushibugyō tells a revamped version of the basic story. The eighth compiled book volume of the new version will ship next month.
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