“Rurouni Kenshin” will return to animation thanks to a series produced by LIDEN FILMSthe studio behind 2019’s “Sword of the Immortal” and the popular “Tokyo Revengers” anime.
This Saturday, within the framework of the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event, details of what this will be were finally revealed. new anime announced last decembermaking official that The return of “Samurai X”, as it is known on this side of the world, will be in 2023.
The most important thing came from the hand of the revelation of the new trailer for this anime, realizing the animation style and design of who was “Battōsai the chipper” and also of “Kaoru”confirming that the series will re-adapt the original manga created by Nobuhiro Watsuki.
The original manga, which began publication in 1994, spanned 28 volumes, introducing us to the story of “Kenshin” the wanderer, a legendary samurai assassin who seeks to put his bloody years as “Battōsai the chipper” behind him by helping others in the path of a new life without violence.
The original anime, which had 95 episodes, never adapted the famous “Saga of Revenge” (Jinchuu-Hen)with the clash between “Kenshin” and “Enishi”, which we can finally see in the new animation as it is presented as a new adaptation of the original work.
In this opportunity, Sōma Saitō will voice “Kenshin Himura” and Rie Takahashi will voice “Kaoru Kamiya”with new designs that you can review below.
For its part, Hideyo Yamamoto (Cells at Work! Code Black) will be in charge of directing the series, with Terumi Nishi in character design and Hideyuki Kurata in the composition, in addition to Yū Takami in charge of composing the music.
Watsuki continued the story with “Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc“with his wife and novelist kaoru kurosaki in September 2017. This last work was on hiatus for about half a year, between December 2017 and July 2018, when Watsuki was charged with possession of child pornography. Currently, “Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc” is still in publication in the magazine Jump SQ from the Shueisha publishing house.
The last projects of the franchise were the closure of live action adaptations that came to Netflix“Rurouni Kenshin: The Final” (Samurai X: The end) and “Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning” (Samurai X: The origin).