At the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday, the new television anime project based on Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin manga was revealed, along with a trailer, the staff, and the main cast. The anime will premiere in 2023 on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block. The anime will reimagine the main manga series.
Kenshin and Kaoru’s character images were also made public by Aniplex; you can see them below:
Hideyo Yamamoto of LIDEN FILMS is directing the animation. Terumi Nishii is in charge of character development, and Hideyuki Kurata is in charge of the series’ plot. The soundtrack is composed by Y Takami.
Kenshin Himura, the main character in the series, is portrayed by Sma Sait, and Kaoru Kamiya is portrayed by Rie Takahashi.
The Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc manga debuted in Jump SQ, a publication from Shueisha, in September 2017. The story was co-written by Watsuki and Kaoru Kurosaki, his wife. As a result of Watsuki being charged with possessing child pornography, the manga was suspended in December 2017. After then, the series started publishing again in June 2018. On May 2, Shueisha published the seventh compilation volume of the manga.
After the comic went on hiatus in 2017, Viz Media ceased simultaneously publishing the manga in English.
In 1994, Watsuki published the first issue of his Rurouni Kenshin manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump publication. More than 72 million copies of the manga are in use globally. The manga centers on Kenshin Himura, a former lethal assassin during the Meiji Restoration who is now looking for a life free from bloodshed.
Since then, the manga has been turned into a 95-episode TV anime series, a movie, three video anime projects, five live-action movies, and a stage musical by the all-female musical theatre group Takarazuka Revue.
The live-action movies Rurouni Kenshin Saishsh The Final and Rurouni Kenshin Saishsh The Beginning debuted in Japan in April and June, respectively.
Check out their trailer: