Toshiki Inoue, a script writer Tokusatsu including the Kamen Rider series, and anime including the recent Ushio and Tora, is having his manga series Sword Gai adapted into an anime by DLE and Fields. This week’s Netflix Tokyo press conference included news that the service will be carrying the series next spring.
They describe the project:
Sword Gai: the Animation
A weapon that has drawn the blood of countless victims becomes legend, and at times takes on a life of its own. When such a weapon’s human host is filled with hate and murderous intent, he becomes a demonic combination of weapon and man that thirsts only for slaughter.
An organization has faced these dangerous beings over the centuries. A young man named Gai is destined to live as a weapon. As humans are enthralled by their weapons’ power, epic battles unfold with the fate of humanity in the balance in this battle action fantasy. The series will debut globally on Netflix in Spring 2018.
Screenplay: Toshiki Inoue