Rurouni Kenshin TV Anime Remake To Premiere in 2023

Aniplex Fest 2022 have announced a new Rurouni Kenshin anime series, set to premiere on Fuiji TV Noitamina in 2023. Main cast, main staff, and a trailer was presented.

Here is the the first trailer to be released:

The two main cast member that were announced are Sōma Saitō as Kenshin Himura, and Rie Takahashi as Kaoru Kamiya. Staff includes director Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike the Blood, Cells at Work!) at Liden Films. Character design will be designed by Terumi Nishii. Hideyuki Kurata will be in charge of the composition, and Yū Takami is composing the music. The original author behind the series, Nobuhiro Watsuki, will be personally supervising the entire story, including character design and scenario.

The new anime series is to be based on the original manga series.

Visual character designs were also released of Kenshin and Kaoru.

Rurouni Kenshin 2023 anime is based on a 28 volume manga series that ran from 1994 to 1999. An anime adaption aired from 1996 to 1998 with 95 half hour episodes, along with several OVAs and anime movies. Rurouni Kenshin has also been adapted into 5 live action movies series, with the last two coming out in 2021.

The summary of Rurouni Kenshin:

Ten years have passed since the end of Bakumatsu, an era of war that saw the uprising of citizens against the Tokugawa shogunate. The revolutionaries wanted to create a time of peace, and a thriving country free from oppression. The new age of Meiji has come, but peace has not yet been achieved. Swords are banned but people are still murdered in the streets. Orphans of war veterans are left with nowhere to go, while the government seems content to just line their pockets with money.

One wandering samurai, Kenshin Himura, still works to make sure the values he fought for are worth the lives spent to bring about the new era. Once known as Hitokiri Battousai, he was feared as the most ruthless killer of all the revolutionaries. Now haunted by guilt, Kenshin has sworn never to kill again in atonement for the lives he took, and he may never know peace until killing is a thing of the past.

Now in the 11th year of Meiji, Kenshin stumbles upon Kaoru Kamiya, owner and head instructor of a small dojo being threatened to close its doors. The police force is powerless to stop the string of murders done in the name of her dojo by a man claiming to be the famous Battousai. Kenshin’s wanderings pause for now as he joins Kaoru to clear both their names. But how long can he stay before his past catches up to him?

What do you think of Rurouni Kenshin getting a new anime series? Let us know!

Source: Aniplex Online Fest 2022

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