The June 2019 issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine has announced that Hiroaki Samura’s Blade of the Immortal manga is receiving an official sequel manga titled Mugen no Jūnin – Bakumatsu no Shō (Blade of the Immortal – Bakumatsu Arc). Kenji Takigawa is writing the story, and Ryū Suenobu is drawing the art, with Samura credited for collaboration. The manga will launch in the magazine’s next issue in May 25, 2019.
The sequel is set in the Bakumatsu period in the 19th century (the original manga was set in the earlier Edo period), and follows the main character Manji, who starts the story in a life of seclusion in the Tosa domain, but heads to the capital for a certain reason. The story will have him confronting the strongest warriors of the time. The magazine’s preview shows famous historical figures, such as Sakamoto Ryōma, as well as Shinsengumi members Okita Sōji, Kondō Isami, and Hijikata Toshizō: