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Historical Novel 'Onihei Hankachou' Gets TV Anime Adaptation for 2017

by tsubasalover
Aug 31, 2016 10:38 AM | 32 Comments
It was announced that Shoutarou Ikenami's historical novel Onihei Hankachou will get TV anime under the title Onihei. The series is expected to broadcast in 2017.

Synopsis
The blade arts of the "Devil" tasked with stiking down evils threatening a peaceful Edo! Heizou Hasegawa, upholding the role of chief officer protecting against crime and arson! In 1783, the heart of the Tenmei era, Hasegawa held the office of chief director of the department charged with sustaining safety in the region, suppressing the most vile of thieves and criminals, an individual largely feared, renowned as Devil Heizou... (Source: MU)

Director, Character Design: Shigeyuki Miya (Aoi Bungaku Series)
Producer: Masao Maruyama (Monster)
Music: Kouhei Tanaka (One Piece) and Ryu Kawamura
Studio: Studio M2
Production: TMS Entertainment

Onihei Hankachou is a novel by Shoutarou Ikenami that was serialized in Bungeishunju's Oru Yomimono magazine between 1967 to 1989. A manga version has been published through Comic Ran since 1993, with Bungeishunju published its 98th compiled volume of the manga on June 21, 2016. It has previously been adapted into various live-action adaptations, such TV dramas, movies, and stage-plays.

Source: Cinema Today

Onihei on MAL

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As a huge jidegeki fan,count me in.

Sep 4, 2016 2:55 AM by Onbuu

Producer is good and it's about historical samurai(i don't watch many samurai anime...only rurouni kenshin I think...) but synopsis and the discussion makes me curious enough to definitely want to try this one.

Hope this will be seinen with action packed drama I always like.

Sep 1, 2016 11:57 PM by SeraNoona

@Vindstot and Dylan21: Thank you for pointing that out. I have fixed it.

Aug 31, 2016 8:37 PM by tsubasalover

Keeping an eye out for this one, especially since it's Maruyama's newest studio's debut work.

Aug 31, 2016 7:48 PM by Hongu

ichii_1 said:
@Dylan21 yes I was talking about sales and he's only the creative producer for hxh for little bit until he left.
as far as my understanding goes he was only a planner for hxh 11

Aug 31, 2016 7:30 PM by JetNoir

@Dylan21 yes I was talking about sales and he's only the creative producer for hxh for little bit until he left.

Aug 31, 2016 5:00 PM by ichii_1

ichii_1 said:
Dylan21 said:



You do know he was the producer of Perfect Blue, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Tokyo Godfathers, was in charge of planning for Millennium Actress and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, development for Paprika. So if it's a film, it has 90% of being a massive success more like it.

Plus looking at his track record with TV series, he's been producer for some really iconic/memorable anime series such as: Monster, NANA, Death Note, Kids on the Slope, Chihayafuru, Den-noh Coil, Paradise Kiss, Trigun, Hunter × Hunter (2011), Texhnolyze, Ushio & Tora as well was in charge of planning for Kaiba, Paranoia Agent, Kobato., Kaiji, Black Lagoon and BECK. He's probably one of best and most experienced producers you can get.


He's a flop or hit producer (almost all those films are flops), he left madhouse $25 million in debt.
He left madhouse in 2011 so no hxh, mappa is doing good but only because they are keeping a leash on him.


Well I've watched all of those films I listed and they were all good to excellent but different tastes/opinions I guess. Ratings and review wise they are also well-received, so can't really call those a flop just that you didn't enjoy them (unless you're talking about sales).

He's listed as producer for HxH 2011. Also no that's not the reason, did you even bother to see his track record? He's produced a damn lot of amazing series. I don't see how being producer of Monster, NANA, Perfect Blue, Death Note, Kids on the Slope, Chihayafuru, Den-noh Coil, Paradise Kiss, Trigun, Texhnolyze and Ushio & Tora can be considered a 'flop.'

Aug 31, 2016 4:24 PM by Dylan21

Dylan21 said:

ichii_1 said:


Heh, I miss read but my statement still stands.


You do know he was the producer of Perfect Blue, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Tokyo Godfathers, was in charge of planning for Millennium Actress and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, development for Paprika. So if it's a film, it has 90% of being a massive success more like it.

Plus looking at his track record with TV series, he's been producer for some really iconic/memorable anime series such as: Monster, NANA, Death Note, Kids on the Slope, Chihayafuru, Den-noh Coil, Paradise Kiss, Trigun, Hunter × Hunter (2011), Texhnolyze, Ushio & Tora as well was in charge of planning for Kaiba, Paranoia Agent, Kobato., Kaiji, Black Lagoon and BECK. He's probably one of best and most experienced producers you can get.


He's a flop or hit producer (almost all those films are flops), he left madhouse $25 million in debt.
He left madhouse in 2011 so no hxh, mappa is doing good but only because they are keeping a leash on him.

Aug 31, 2016 4:07 PM by ichii_1

DatRandomDude said:
Dylan21 said:


Although he says in the article that he expects to only live another 3 to 5 years (he's 75 currently). Even if he's still alive by the time he's 80, he'll probably retire. So seems like this is a temporary studio for the next 5 years, not sure if it'll carry on after he retires or passes away.
well of course it depends how it goes with Maruyama's health too, i already know that ! but i want to stay positive anyway !


Yeah hopefully he stays healthy and lives until his 90s. Hopefully he lives long enough to complete all his dream projects with his new studio.

ichii_1 said:
DatRandomDude said:



its not a movie tho


Heh, I miss read but my statement still stands.


You do know he was the producer of Perfect Blue, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Tokyo Godfathers, was in charge of planning for Millennium Actress and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, development for Paprika. So if it's a film, it has 90% of being a massive success more like it.

Plus looking at his track record with TV series, he's been producer for some really iconic/memorable anime series such as: Monster, NANA, Death Note, Kids on the Slope, Chihayafuru, Den-noh Coil, Paradise Kiss, Trigun, Hunter × Hunter (2011), Texhnolyze, Ushio & Tora as well was in charge of planning for Kaiba, Paranoia Agent, Kobato., Kaiji, Black Lagoon and BECK. He's probably one of best and most experienced producers you can get.

Aug 31, 2016 3:25 PM by Dylan21

DatRandomDude said:

ichii_1 said:
>Producer: Masao Maruyama
>movie

It has a 90% chance of flopping.


its not a movie tho


Heh, I miss read but my statement still stands.

Aug 31, 2016 1:42 PM by ichii_1

Dylan21 said:
DatRandomDude said:
well, another new studio from Masao Maruyama, lolz
anyway, if Dylan said is true about M2, we might get some quality anime in the future after this one too.


Although he says in the article that he expects to only live another 3 to 5 years (he's 75 currently). Even if he's still alive by the time he's 80, he'll probably retire. So seems like this is a temporary studio for the next 5 years, not sure if it'll carry on after he retires or passes away.
well of course it depends how it goes with Maruyama's health too, i already know that ! but i want to stay positive anyway !

Aug 31, 2016 1:25 PM by DatRandomDude

As much as I like Historical setting I'm kinda bored with Samurai era but will most likely give it a shot anyways.

Aug 31, 2016 1:25 PM by Tenth

DatRandomDude said:
well, another new studio from Masao Maruyama, lolz
anyway, if Dylan said is true about M2, we might get some quality anime in the future after this one too.


Although he says in the article that he expects to only live another 3 to 5 years (he's 75 currently). Even if he's still alive by the time he's 80, he'll probably retire. So seems like this is a temporary studio for the next 5 years, not sure if it'll carry on after he retires or passes away.

Aug 31, 2016 1:20 PM by Dylan21

well, another new studio from Masao Maruyama, lolz
anyway, if Dylan said is true about M2, we might get some quality anime in the future after this one too.

ichii_1 said:
>Producer: Masao Maruyama
>movie

It has a 90% chance of flopping.


its not a movie tho

Aug 31, 2016 1:10 PM by DatRandomDude

>Producer: Masao Maruyama
>movie

It has a 90% chance of flopping.

Aug 31, 2016 1:08 PM by ichii_1

wait, i kinda remember ever watvhing japanes live action with same title... but the sub was soo bad i stop watching it after 5 minutes or something... lol..

gues waiting for this...

Aug 31, 2016 12:55 PM by Kuma

@tsubasalover You got the studio and production mixed up. M2 are in charge of animation production so should be listed as studio , TMS are listed for production. ANN / Moca-news - There's also comments by the producer Masao Maruyama on the anime if you want to add that in (from the Moca-news link)

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Reason behind M2 is for his dream projects he wants to do before he dies, can read a little more over here on it: https://boards.fireden.net/a/thread/143573547/

Anyway, I'm rather excited for it. Very old source material and historical, so could be really interesting.

Aug 31, 2016 12:47 PM by Dylan21

I lost historical stuff, so hopefully this would be a treat for me. Aside from that, decent staff members.

Aug 31, 2016 12:45 PM by Symphyon

This one is gonna be good for sure.

Aug 31, 2016 12:15 PM by Sazanami-Kai

Historical novel huh, that's pretty unusual these days

Aug 31, 2016 12:04 PM by HaXXspetten

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