Following its reveal back in December 2021, the new Rurouni Kenshin anime has just been confirmed to release in July 2023.
The show’s release announcement was made via the anime’s official Twitter account. There, its July release was confirmed alongside the release of a new key visual that features the four main characters Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Sagara Sanosuke, and Myojin Yahiko.
Check it out here:
25日17:45～ #AnimeJapan ステージはシークレットゲスト登壇
— TVアニメ「るろうに剣心 －明治剣客浪漫譚－」公式 (@ruroken_anime) March 22, 2023
This new Rurouni Kenshin anime is made by Liden Films, the studio behind hit shows like Tokyo Revengers and Call of the Night.
Instead of being a sequel to the original Rurouni Kenshin, this 2023 anime is another adaptation of the iconic manga series. In a way, you can think of this as a remake of the classic 90s series.
The show’s cast members include Soma Saito as Kenshin, Rie Takahashi as Kaoru, Taku Yashiro as Sanosuke, and Makoto Koichi as Yahiko.
Check out the latest trailer for the anime here:
There’s no doubt a lot of interest in this anime, especially considering that Rurouni Kenshin (or Samurai X as it’s known by many 90s kids) is one of the most iconic anime shows of its day.
Though this new show has caused a stir among some anime fans, especially given that series creator Nobuhiro Watsuki was charged with a serious crime back in 2018.