New Anime Rurouni Kenshi Trailer and Voice Cast Revealed
A remake of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s adventure/romantic comedy anime series Rurouni Kenshin is planned for 2023. Liden Films will be responsible for animating the anime series. The new cast, crew, and promotional video have all been unveiled.
The announcement was made on September 24 during Aniplex Online Fest 2022. The new anime adaptation features the voices of Soma Saito (James Moriarity, Tatsumi) and Rie Takahashi (Emilia, Megumin) as Kenshin Himura and Kaoru Kamiya, respectively.
The animation is directed by Hideyo Yamamoto at Liden Films. Hideyuki Kurata handles composition for the series, and Terumi Nishii is responsible for character design. The soundtrack was produced by Yu Takami. There is now an image of the two leads together.
The manga adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1994 until 1999. The same company has also released seven volumes of a sequel manga titled Rurouni Kenshin: The Hokkaido Arc. While Watsuki does the drawings, his wife Kaworu Kurosaki does the writing. After Watsuki’s imprisonment in December 2017, production on the sequel was halted until June 2018.
In 1996, studios Gallop and Deen animated it for television; in 1997, a film adaptation came out; and in 1999, three animated shorts (OVAs) were published. There is also a live-action film adaptation of the Rurouni Kenshin manga (five films).
Himura Kenshin is a homeless wanderer with a troubled past and an upbeat demeanor. Never a samurai, but a master assassin during the Meiji restoration, he simply abandoned his post at the war’s climactic moment. In the eleventh year of the Meiji era, he finds himself in Tokyo, where he meets and befriends a female Kendo master, a former thief, a brawler, and a doctor, all of whom have secrets of their own. Together, they are able to fend off the adversaries from Kenshin’s troubled past.
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