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Madhouse Produces 'No Guns Life' TV Anime Adaptation [Update 3/23]

by Vindstot
Mar 18, 8:54 AM | 45 Comments
This year's April issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump announced on Tuesday that Tasuku Karasuma's No Guns Life manga is being adapted into a TV anime. The anime series will be produced by animation studio Madhouse.

Synopsis
Ex-soldier Juuzou Inui has one question—who turned him into a cyborg and erased his memories?

After the war, cyborg soldiers known as the Extended were discharged. Juzo Inui is one of them, a man whose body was transformed, his head replaced with a giant gun! With no memory of his previous life—or who replaced his head and why—Inui now scratches out a living in the dark streets of the city as a Resolver, taking on cases involving the Extended.

When a fellow Extended showed up in Inui's office—on the run from the Security Bureau with a kidnapped child in tow and asking for help—Inui should have just thrown the guy out. But Inui's loyalty to a brother Extended makes him take the job. Keeping the child safe won't be easy, since everyone seems to want to grab him, from street punks to the megacorporation Berühren, who have sent out a special agent that knows exactly how to deal with the Extended... (Source: VIZ Media)

Staff
Director: Naoyuki Itou (Overlord)
Series Composition: Yukie Sugawara (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei script)
Character Design: Masanori Shino (Gungrave)
Music: Kenji Kawai (Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider)

Karasuma initially launched the sci-fi action manga as a one-shot in August 2013 issue of the magazine, which was published again in the April and May 2014 issues. Ultra Jump began serializing the manga from its October 2014 issue. Shueisha published the eighth volume on Tuesday.

VIZ Media licensed the manga in English last month and plans to ship the first volume this September.

Official website: http://nogunslife.com/

Source: Comic Natalie


Update March 23
The Hakuhodo DY Music and Pictures booth at the AnimeJapan 2019 event revealed a teaser preview for the anime series on Saturday.



Source: Ultra Jump

No Guns Life on MAL

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News Update
The Hakuhodo DY Music and Pictures booth at the AnimeJapan 2019 event revealed a teaser preview for the anime series on Saturday.



Source: Ultra Jump

Mar 22, 11:19 PM by Vindstot

As long it's Madhouse, it must be good.

Mar 22, 4:50 PM by Detective1412

It sounds interesting PTW.

Mar 22, 12:50 PM by Slarkero

Seems interesting. Solid staff imo

Mar 19, 6:45 AM by blmatsu

I thought I heard No game No life but I was dissapointed when I double checked 😅
Non the less looks cool

Mar 18, 11:31 PM by SpecHunter

good premise + madhouse is always something to look forward to

Mar 18, 11:16 PM by photophobic



Transforming into a gun? I've sworn I'v heard that somewhere else before...

Mar 18, 10:01 PM by Timz0r

braquiador said:
Darkdarkai said:


If they were really in need of money, then why haven't they still made a new NGNL season, or another chihayafuru season before since I think they're the most liked anime from madhouse and would earn them a lot of money (especially NGNL)

Chihayafaru is getting a new season this april. And they aren’t going to do a second season of NGNL probably because of some serious accusations against the Author of the novels, who is accuse of plagiarism (don’t knwo the specifics). Based on what i understand, that was also the reason the film was delayed for quite some time. A simple accusation may not seem much in the west, but in Japan it’s a big deal (enough to withhold an adaptation).


And another guy here who did not read all of the information. Yes, the NGNL author was accused in copying some character poses for promo arts. Yes, another illusttrator got fired because of the same thing a couple of years prior and it rwesulted in the delay of vol. 8 (or 7 do not remember) of LNs.Though NGNL is two popular and there was no serioes circumstances. That thing is not a deal for a long time already.

The more probablre reason why there's still bno NGNL 2 is either because of the staff being busy with other projects (thry made YoriMoi just last year) or with publishers thinking that full TV season is not worth investment.

Mar 18, 9:54 PM by Nachtwandler_21

Automatic plan to watch list!

Mar 18, 8:17 PM by xchyssa

seems interesting . ill definitely check this one out .

Mar 18, 8:02 PM by lone_wolfxx

If they bring the dispairing cyberpunk sound from Kenji Kawai....I´m probably in.

Mar 18, 7:29 PM by MichaelJackson

tfw you read it fast it reads as No Game No Life

Mar 18, 5:31 PM by _Ako_

Now that's some news! Expected for this anime for a long time, but not even on my wildest dreams I thought about a Madhouse adaptation. It's good to be alive.

Mar 18, 5:01 PM by Utsuu

It made me think or Overlord and it's gonna be directed by Overlord's director. Plus, Madhouse. Gotta be awesome.

Mar 18, 4:32 PM by MaahHeim

NO GUNS NO LIFE

SEASON 2 WhEN

Mar 18, 3:52 PM by Infatuate

On one hand, I'm interested because friends who read the manga told me this series is worth trying.

On the other hand, I'm not optismic about this since Madhouse is pretty much a shadow of its former self now. Not to mention the director and series composer doesn't seem promising.

Mar 18, 3:32 PM by Skittles

shanimebib said:
Feel like I am being Click Baited. Still no NGNL.


I don't. I'm relieved.

Mar 18, 3:22 PM by Miragee

This is my type of show. Definitely going to consider watching, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

Mar 18, 3:21 PM by Setsuei

Darkdarkai said:
braquiador said:
People really thinking that Madhouse is the same that it used to be. Yes, they’re not terrible by any means (like, not Studio Deen level), but they are not what they to, probably because of all the financial difficulties they’ve experiencing since 2008.
And before anyone mentions OPM, that was a one in a lifetime scenario. It was a passion project with animators from all over the industry involve (specially Bones) and came together, not because of Madhouse, but because of the love those people had for OPM.
But even then i have some hope, seeing the at times high quality and competent production values of boogiepop.


If they were really in need of money, then why haven't they still made a new NGNL season, or another chihayafuru season before since I think they're the most liked anime from madhouse and would earn them a lot of money (especially NGNL)

Chihayafaru is getting a new season this april. And they aren’t going to do a second season of NGNL probably because of some serious accusations against the Author of the novels, who is accuse of plagiarism (don’t knwo the specifics). Based on what i understand, that was also the reason the film was delayed for quite some time. A simple accusation may not seem much in the west, but in Japan it’s a big deal (enough to withhold an adaptation).

Mar 18, 3:15 PM by braquiador

braquiador said:
People really thinking that Madhouse is the same that it used to be. Yes, they’re not terrible by any means (like, not Studio Deen level), but they are not what they to, probably because of all the financial difficulties they’ve experiencing since 2008.
And before anyone mentions OPM, that was a one in a lifetime scenario. It was a passion project with animators from all over the industry involve (specially Bones) and came together, not because of Madhouse, but because of the love those people had for OPM.
But even then i have some hope, seeing the at times high quality and competent production values of boogiepop.


If they were really in need of money, then why haven't they still made a new NGNL season, or another chihayafuru season before since I think they're the most liked anime from madhouse and would earn them a lot of money (especially NGNL)

Mar 18, 3:06 PM by Darkdarkai

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