The official website for Mugen no Jūnin: Immortal, the new anime adaptation of Hiroaki Samura‘s Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no Jūnin) manga, began streaming the anime’s second promotional video on Wednesday. The video announces and previews the anime’s opening theme song “Survive of Vision” by musician Kiyoharu. (The song was created specifically for this anime.) The promotional video also announces that the first two episodes will premiere on October 10 worldwide (except in some areas), and it features the characters Manji, Rin Asano, Kagehisa Anotsu, Taito Magatsu, and Makie Otono-Tachibana.
Samura launched the Blade of the Immortal manga in Kodansha‘s Monthly Afternoon magazine in December 1993, and he completed the series in 2012. The manga’s 30 volumes have more than 5.8 million copies in print, and the series has been published in 22 countries and territories. The manga earned an Excellence Prize in the manga category of the 1st Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 1997, and it won the Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material in 2000. Dark Horse Comics published the Blade of the Immortal manga in North America, and is rereleasing it in omnibus form.