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Electrifying New Promo for ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ Confirms Release Date

‘Rurouni Kenshin’ is one anime highly awaited by fans, thanks to its classic story and decades-old legacy. The series will bring back the ex-samurai assassin Kenshin Himura to screens as he wanders around Japan and protects its inhabitants.

The manga told the tale of peace, atonement, and love and had a unique plot considering the time it was originally serialized.

On Saturday, the production staff revealed a fourth promo for the new ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ series. It also showcases the ending song for the series, along with its July 6 release date.

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In the video, some of the characters are shown apart from Kenshin Himura. These include Kaoru Kamiya, Yahiko Myojin, Sanosuke Sagara, Takani Megumi, and Shinomori Aoshi (who clashes swords with Himura). 

The ending song played in the background is “Kissaki” (Sword Tip), created and performed for the anime by Reol.

‘Rurouni Kenshin’ will also have theatrical screenings in Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, France, the United States, Indonesia, and South Korea. In Japan, two screenings will be held with cast appearances on June 18 at the United Cinema Aqua City Odaiba, Tokyo. 

The main cast that will voice the characters is listed below:

CharacterVoice ArtistOther Works
Kenshin HimuraSōma SaitōHyōma Chigiri (BLUELOCK) 
Kaoru KamiyaRie TakahashiEmilia (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) 
Sanosuke SagaraTaku YashiroVulcan Joseph (Fire Force) 
Yahiko MyojinMakoto KoichiNurugai (Hell’s Paradise) 
Shinomori AoshiYūma UchidaMegumi Fushiguro (Jujutsu Kaisen) 
Takani MegumiSaori ŌnishiKaori Shirasaki (Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest) 
Electrifying New Promo for 'Rurouni Kenshin' Confirms Release Date
Key Visual for the 2023 Rurouni Kenshin Series | Source: Comic Natalie

The staff members that are working on the new ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ series are as follows:

PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorHideyo YamamotoCells at Work! Code Black
ScriptwriterHideyuki KurataGoblin Slayer
Character DesignTerumi NishiiPenguindrum
MusicYū TakamiRainbow – Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin
Animation ProductionLIDENFILMSTokyo Revengers

The animation looks amazing, something LIDENFILMS has been pulling off for a while. Looking at Tokyo Revengers, Insomniacs After School, and The Legendary Hero is Dead! the studio might do justice to ’Rurouni Kenshin’ as well.

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About Rurouni Kenshin (2023 Series)

Rurouni Kenshin is a manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1994 to 1999. The 2023 series will be a reboot of the 1996 series, re-adapting the original manga.

In the Meiji era, 11th year, Kenshin Himura is a wandering samurai who was once feared as an assassin. However, he has taken a vow to never kill people and atone for his crimes.

He comes across Kaoru Kamiya, the head of a small dojo that is on the verge of shutting down, because of a man who is killing in the name of her dojo.

Source: Official Website, Comic Natalie

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