This series inspired the 2005 and 2016 stage play adaptations, the latter of which was also titled Azumi Bakumatsu-hen.
Shunichi Okamura, who directed the 2005, 2015, and 2016 stage play adaptations of Azumi, will return to direct the play.
Koyama began the first Azumi manga in 1994 in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Superior magazine, and it won the Excellence Prize at the first ACA Media Arts Festival, Manga Division in 1997.
Yui Imaizumi will play the titular role of the assassin Azumi.
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