Rurouni Kenshin new anime series to premiere in July 2023
Good news for all Rurouni Kenshin lovers out there! Be prepared for an action-packed summer in 2023, as the highly anticipated Rurouni Kenshin – Meiji Kenkaku Romantan finally has a confirmed premiere date to be on 7th July.
Produced by Aniplex and Shueisha, this series is based on the popular manga and features historical and martial arts themes that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The show falls under the shounen demographic, making it perfect for young audiences who love action and romance.
The talented Hideyo Yamamoto directs the series, with Hideyuki Kurata handling series composition, and Terumi Nishii taking care of character design. Yu Takami, known for “High is a ladder,” is in charge of the music.
LIDENFILMS is the studio responsible for bringing this amazing series to life. While there are no current licensors announced, stay tuned for updates on where and when you can watch this incredible series.
Featuring talented voice actors Taku Yashiro as Sanosuke, Saori Onishi as Megumi Takani, and Yuma Uchida as Soshi Shinomori, “Rurouni Kenshin – Meiji Kenkaku Romantan” promises to be a summer hit that you won’t want to miss!
Rurouni Kenshin 2023 Anime: A Story of Redemption, Friendship, and Action in Historical Japan
The story of the new 2023 anime adaptaion of Rurouni Kenshin is set in the Meiji era, a time when the citizens of Japan rose against the oppressive Tokugawa shogunate to create a new era of peace. However, ten years have passed since then, and peace remains elusive. Swords are banned, yet people are being murdered on the streets, leaving war veterans’ orphans with nowhere to go.
Enter Kenshin Himura, a wandering samurai who once fought as Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared killer among the revolutionaries. Haunted by his past and consumed by guilt, Kenshin has pledged never to kill again. His life changes when he meets Kaoru Kamiya, the head of a small dojo threatened by a string of murders committed by someone claiming to be Battousai. Kenshin joins forces with Kaoru to clear their names, but how long can he avoid the shadows of his past?
The anime is a popular classic that promises to deliver the same epic tale of redemption, friendship, and action set in a historical Japanese era.
A Brief History of Rurouni Kenshin: From Manga to Anime and Beyond
For those who are not familiar with the series, you gotta know that Rurouni Kenshin is a manga series created by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The story takes place during the Meiji period in Japan, following the journey of Kenshin Himura, a former assassin known as Hitokiri Battosai. After his past, Kenshin wanders as a swordsman who vows never to kill again and protects the people of Japan. Watsuki wrote the series to stand out from other shōnen manga at the time, with themes revolving around atonement, peace, and romance.
The manga was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from 1994 to 1999, with a total of 28 tankōbon volumes. It was later reprinted into 22 kanzenban volumes. The manga was adapted into an anime television series, which aired from 1996 to 1998. Two series of original video animations (OVAs) were also produced. The franchise has also expanded into art and guidebooks, light novels, and video games.
A live-action film adaptation was released from 2012 to 2021, and a new anime series adaptation by Liden Films is set to premiere in July 2023. The manga has been released in North America by Viz Media and has sold over 72 million copies worldwide as of 2019. The series has received critical acclaim for its characters and historical setting. A direct sequel, Rurouni Kenshin: The Hokkaido Arc, was started in 2017.