The hard hitting, skirt flashing girls from Ikki Tousen are returning in a brand new anime series. The website for the series made the announcement Saturday by dropping a ley visual along with returning cast members and staff. Title Ikki Tousen Western Wolves, the next chapter in the Ikki Tousen franchise is a sequel to the 2014 OVA Ikki Tousen: Extravaganza Epoch.
The series will be directed by Mitsutosi Sato, who directed all three seasons of Food Wars. Ikki Tousen Western Wolves reunites the staff from all four seasons of the Ikki Tousen anime. Takashi Watanabe, director of the original Ikki Tousen anime, will return as chief director at studio ARMS (Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny, Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor). Rin-Rin returns to design the characters and Masaya Honda is in charge of scripts. GENCO is producing the series.
Returning cast members include:
Masumi Asano as Hakufu Sonsaku
Kei Shindou as Gentoku Ryūbi
Hitomi Nabatame as Unchou Kan’u
Minori Chihara as Ekitoku Chōhi
Chiaki Takahashi as Himiko
Ami Koshimizu as Shinmen Takezō
Ikki Tousen also known as Battle Vixens in North America, is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuji Shiozaki. Loosely based on the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the series revolves around an all-out turf war in the Kantō region of Japan where fighters known as Tōshi (“fighting soldier”) from seven schools battle for supremacy. The story centers on Hakufu Sonsaku, a fighter who transfers to Nanyo Academy, one of the seven schools involved in the turf war.
The manga started serialization in the seinen manga magazine Comic Gum, and the first tankōbon was released in October 2000, with a total of 24 volumes available as of September 25, 2015. The manga was licensed in North America and the United Kingdom by Tokyopop with adaptation from Keith Giffen under the title Battle Vixens.
A 13-episode anime adaptation produced by J.C.Staff aired between July and October 2003, on AT-X and other channels. The second anime season, Dragon Destiny, produced by Arms aired on AT-X between February and May 2007, spanning twelve episodes. Great Guardians, the third anime season, also produced by Arms, aired on AT-X between June and August 2008, spanning twelve episodes and featuring an original story and characters. The fourth anime season, Xtreme Xecutor, produced by TNK and Arms aired on AT-X and other channels between March and June 2010, spanning 12 episodes and introducing new schools and characters. All seasons of Ikki Tousen have been published by Funimation and Media Blasters (season two only).
Source: Ikki Tousen Western Wolves website