Fans of the classic samurai manga and anime series Rurouni Kenshin have something to look forward to this summer. A new anime series adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s iconic work has been announced to premiere on July 6, 2023 on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block. A new trailer and a key visual for the series have also been revealed, featuring the main characters Himura Kenshin and Kamiya Kaoru.
The new anime series will be a reboot of the original 1996 anime adaptation, which covered the first 11 volumes of the manga. The new series will re-adapt the entire manga story, including the arcs that were not animated before, such as the Jinchu arc and the Hokkaido arc. The new series will also feature a new ending song by Reol, titled “Sekai no Hate” (The End of the World).
The new anime series will be animated by Liden Films, with Hideyo Yamamoto as the director, Hideyuki Kurata as the scriptwriter, and Terumi Nishii as the character designer. The original manga author, Nobuhiro Watsuki, will supervise the project. The voice cast for the main characters will be Soma Saito as Himura Kenshin and Rie Takahashi as Kamiya Kaoru.
Rurouni Kenshin is a manga series that ran from 1994 to 1999 in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. It tells the story of a former assassin who becomes a wandering swordsman who vows never to kill again after the end of the Bakumatsu era. He meets a young woman who runs a dojo and becomes involved in various conflicts and adventures in the Meiji period. The manga has sold over 72 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into various media, such as anime, OVAs, live-action films, video games, and light novels.
The new Rurouni Kenshin anime series is expected to be a faithful and exciting adaptation of the beloved manga series, and will appeal to both old and new fans of the franchise.