New Rurouni Kenshin Anime Project in the Works

If you’re a huge fan of anime, here’s some good news for you: there’s a new Rurouni Kenshin anime project in development! Initially introduced to the world in 1994, the manga series has snowballed into an anime series, video games, live-action films, stage shows, and even light novels. Now, we’re getting more Rurouni Kenshin anime content to enjoy!

It was announced during the recently concluded Jump Festa ’22 event that a new TV anime project based on Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin manga is now in development at Liden Films. To hype fans up, the announcement was made alongside a 20-second teaser posted by anime streaming platform Aniplex. Other details, such as the story plot, cast, and release date remain to be under wraps.

Decades after the original manga series was released, Rurouni Kenshin is still a force to be reckoned with. The anime series was also dubbed in Filipino and played on local television channels, which is why a lot of 90’s babies are familiar with the source materials. 

If you’re a certified 90’s baby, you probably know what the anime series is all about, but here’s the official synopsis as per to help jog your memory:

Welcome to the Meiji Era. Japan is a land experiencing times of troubled peace and renewal after a long and bloody civil war.

Swords and killing are outlawed, but all is not as well as it would seem.

Lurking in the shadows are many survivors of the revolution awaiting their chance for vengeance. Only the former government assassin, Kenshin Himura can keep the peace.

Kenshin gives up the life of “Battousai The Man Slayer” and sets off as a lone wanderer. His travels lead to the Kamiya Dojo where he discovers the chance to start life over.

Can Kenshin keep faithful to these new ideals as his past threatens to resurface, or will his violent instincts take control again?

Aside from the popular anime series, there are five live-action films about the story. All five live-action films starred Takeru Satoh as Himura Kenshin, Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya, Yû Aoi as Megumi, Yosuke Eguchi as Hajime Saito, and Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara. All of which are available to stream on Netflix. Meanwhile, you can stream the popular anime series on HBO Max, Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.

Art Daniella Sison

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