Rurouni Kenshin is a finished shonen, comedy, and romance manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The manga is available on a number of online manga platforms.
The finished manga consists of 28 tankobon volumes. The first anime adaptation was produced by Studio Gallop, Studio Deen, and SPE Visual Works from January 1996 to September 1998.
In addition to the anime television series, a film and an Original Video Animation (OVA) were also produced. In July 2023, Liden Films will produce an animated version of the same series.
— Shonen Jump News (@WSJ_manga) March 22, 2023
Rurouni Kenshin Plot & Expectations
The novel is set in the Meiji era and tells the tale of a legendary warrior named Battosai, who murdered thousands of people during the Boshin War and becomes Himura Kenshin, a wanderer.
Himura, in an effort to repent for his misdeeds and make amends for his crimes, begins to provide protection and assistance to the needy while using his reverse-blade sword to beat the criminals. The anime depicts his dilly-dallying and conflicts in an entertaining and tense manner.
Rurouni Kenshin Spoiler Alert!
If the series is based on the original manga or anime series, it is safe to expect that the plot will also be identical. Battosai, the mythical warrior, appears in the first episode as a wanderer named Himura Kenshin who is attacked by a young woman named Kamiya Kaoru. Kamiya believes that Himura is Battosai and challenges him to a battle, but they soon hear an alarm signalling an attack in the neighbouring area.
While she retreats to save the victims, she encounters a murderer claiming to be Battosai, with whom she fights in combat but loses. Himura somehow rescues her and returns her to her residence.
We obviously cannot tell you everything, right? Otherwise, you won’t be able to appreciate the episode, so if you want to know what occurs next, watch the July anime.
Rurouni Kenshin Cast & Staff
The full cast list has not yet been announced, however a fresh cast will be assigned for the 2023 anime, and the shared cast from the franchise has been provided below.
- Director: Hideyo Yamamoto
- Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
- Music: Yū Takami
- Original creator: Nobuhiro Watsuki
- Character Design: Terumi Nishii
- Makoto Koichi as Yahiko Myōjin
- Rie Takahashi as Kaoru Kamiya
- Sōma Saitō as Kenshin Himura
- Taku Yashiro as Sanosuke Sagara
- Saori Ōnishi as Megumi Takani
- Yūma Uchida as Aoshi Shinomori
- Japanese companies
- Animation Production: LIDEN FILMS
- Broadcaster: Fuji Television Network (Noitamina)
Rurouni Kenshin Cast & Staff Comments
Original Author – Nobuhiro Watsuki
Reanimated: “Rurouni Kenshin -Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story-” There is also the fact that it is a new work after a quarter century, and that it will be created by a trustworthy new staff and a skilled new cast chosen after a rigorous selection process without bias.
Recently, I took part in the first post-recording session, and the Akamaru Hanamaru stamped it without any objections.
“The craftsmanship was so excellent that I thought,”
This is the case. Rurouni Kenshin has been depicted in numerous media, including manga, anime, OVA, video games, books, and live-action films, but I believe that all of them exist in the Multiverse.
“This new anime will be added to the genuine thing, and I believe it will be a work that both longtime fans of Rurouni Kenshin and people who are interested in it right now can enjoy, so please have a look.”
Rurouni Kenshin is an icon in every way; if you are a seasoned otaku, you must also check out the modern Rurouni Kenshin!
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