At the end of the PV for the first volume of his Yu Satomi-drawn manga adaptation, it was announced that an anime adaptation of Motoo Nakanishi’s fantasy novel, Kijin Gentosho, is now in the works. How and when it is distributed is currently unknown.
In the Edo period, there was a shrine maiden called “Itsukihime” in the mountain village of Kadono. Jinta, a young man who acts as the shrine maiden’s guardian despite being a stranger, encounters a mysterious demon who speaks of the far future in the forest where he went to defeat it. From Edo to the Heisei era, this is the first volume of a huge Japanese fantasy series about a demon man who travels through time while continuously questioning the meaning of wielding a sword.The publisher presents the synopsis of its first volume
The novel was first serialized on the Japanese user-generated novel publishing website Shousetsuka ni Narou from December 2015 to October 2016, then its print edition was published from Futabahsa from June 2019. So far, seven volumes have been available in Japan and the series has printed more than 230,000 copies. The first volume of its manga adaptation launches in Japan today, September 9. Both the CM of the novel published a month ago and the manga version published today are narrated by Taku Yashiro (Kakeru Juouin in KING OF PRISM).