Shonen Sunday magazine has revealed that Hiroshi Fukuda’s Joujuu Senjin!! Mushibugyofantasysamurai manga will be adapted into a television anime. As well as the first promotional art for the anime, the magazine revealed that the anime would be produced by Seven Arcs (Dog Days, Sekirei).
The story is set in Edo-era Tokyo in the early 1700s, where 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 — Mushibugyo — to protect the people in the heart of the city. Each member is a specialist with unique fighting skills.
During the FlonyaFestival 2012, a special Dog Days event held in Tokyo, the manga illustrator of Dog Days, Fujima Takuya, tweeted that production on a third series of the Dog Days anime had been green-lit.
This series will follow on from the two previous installments that were released in 2011 and 2012 consecutively. Presumably Seven Arcs (Asura Cryin’, Sekirei, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) animation studio will also be producing the third series, and scriptwriter Masaki Tsuzuki (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) has yet to announce his involvement.
The story follows Princess Millhiore (Yui Horie) of the Biscotti Republic, who decides to summon a brave warrior from an alternate world to defend her country from the neighboring fiefdom of Galette. However, the brave warrior turns out to be a boy named Shinku (Mamoru Miyano) from modern-day Japan.
The production company Marvelous AQL (a merger of Marvelous Entertainment, AQ Interactive, and Liveware) has released a second promotional video of the anime adaptation of the female ninja action game, Senran Kagura. The anime is set for release in January 2013.
Takashi Watanabe (Slayers) is directing the series at Artland animation studio. Watanabe is working alongside Takao Yoshioka (Sekirei, Elfen Lied), who is the scriptwriter of the series. Takashi Torii (Trinity Blood) is the character designer and chief animator of the anime.