The new television anime project based on Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin manga was announced at the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday, along with a trailer, the primary staff, and the major cast. On the Noitamina programming block of Fuji TV, the anime will make its debut in 2023.
The primary manga series will be readapted for the anime.
Kenshin and Kaoru’s character images were also made public by Aniplex.
The anime is being directed by LIDEN FILMS’ Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike the Blood, Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka, Cells at Work! Code Black). Character creation is being done by Terumi Nishii, and the series’ structure is being handled by Hideyuki Kurata. The soundtrack is being composed by Y Takami.
RUROUNI KENSHIN ANIME PV— Shonenleaks (@shonenleaks) September 24, 2022
Broadcast in 2023 by Liden Films Studiopic.twitter.com/EcZjxq8rx6
In the show, Sma Sait plays the lead character Kenshin Himura, while Rie Takahashi plays Kaoru Kamiya.
The Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc (Rurouni Kenshin, Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Hokkaido-hen) manga was first published in Shueisha’s Jump SQ magazine in September 2017. Watsuki and his novelist wife and co-writer Kaoru Kurosaki created the narrative. The manga was put on hold in December 2017 as a result of Watsuki being accused of having child pornography in his possession. Later, in June 2018, the series started publishing once more. The manga’s seventh compiled volume was released by Shueisha on May 2.
I swear to god this feels like constantly running into an ex after a bad breakup. It would be so much easier if I could just dislike it or pick it apart and realize how rotten its guts were all along. But no, Kenshin is still GOOD, just made by a horrible man. https://t.co/INdvfTGGwA— Everyone’s Problem (@alltsun_nodere) September 24, 2022