The Fuji TV Anime Lineup Presentation 2020 event announced a television anime titled Cestvs: The Roman Fighter on Thursday, scheduled to premiere on the channel's Ultra+ programming block in April 2021. The broadcaster also opened an official website, revealing staff, a teaser visual (pictured) and teaser promotional video.
Voice actor Hiromu Mineta (Tokyo Ghoul:re 2nd Season) is starring as the protagonist Cestvs. Profession boxer Yoshihiro Kamegai is serving as the fighting scene advisor for the anime.
The historical action manga ran in Young Animal from 1997 to 2009. Hakusensha published the manga in 15 volumes. Wazarai began serializing the sequel manga in the same magazine the following year. The ninth volume shipped last June.
54 AD. Cestus, a young boy orphaned by the Roman empire and made a slave, is placed into a training school for pugilists. It is here that he begins his journey to defy fate and fight for his own freedom.