Monday, January 02, 2023

"Kengan Ashura" on Netflix

Season Two of "Kengan Ashura", the animated TV series adaptation of  the manga series by Yabako Sandrovich and Daromeon, streams in 2023 on Netflix:

"...since the Edo period of Japan, gladiator arenas have existed in various forms around the world. In these arenas, wealthy business owners and merchants hire gladiators to fight in unarmed 'Kengan' matches, where the winner takes all. 

"'Yamashita Kazuo', an average worker for the 'Nogi Group' , witnesses a street fight in an alley between two mysterious fighters. 

"One of the fighters, 'Ashura Ohma' is scouted out by Nogi Group CEO 'Nogi Hideki'. Kazuo is roped into managing Ohma. His spectacular ability to crush his enemies catches the attention of big business owners, leading to his inclusion in the 'Kengan Annihilation Tournament' under the invitation of 'Hideki'. 

"The tournament is held by the biggest CEOs in Japan and the winner gets the seat of 'Kengan Association' chairman, a position which holds immense power and prestige. 

"As the tournament unfolds Ohma tests his strength while struggling with his mysterious past that comes back to haunt him. Kazuo also struggles with managing Ohma and figuring out the true intentions as to why he was invited to this tournament..."

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