Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?
 

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Shin Kyoto-hen


Alternative Titles

English: Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc
Synonyms: Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto Hen
Japanese: るろうに剣心-明治剣客浪漫譚- 新京都編

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 17, 2011 to Jun 23, 2012
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 46 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.151 (scored by 7,473 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #29472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2780
Members: 15,831
Favorites: 26
7.15
Ranked #2947Popularity #2780Members 15,831
Add to List
Episodes: /2
buy from CD Japan

Synopsis

A large scale remake of the time after Kenshin leaves Tokyo up until before the inferno of Kyoto.

Background

No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Episode Videos


Related Anime


Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director
Kaburagi, Hiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kato, Toshiyuki
Episode Director
Okada, Mari
Script


Edit Opening Theme

No opening themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an opening theme here.

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Nanairo no Kaze (七色の風)" by Rina Sumioka (住岡梨奈)
#2: "feel you" by Rina Sumioka (住岡梨奈)




More reviewsReviews

Mar 12, 2014
Playcool (All reviews)
The worst thing that happened to Rurouni Kenshin series so far!! A complete cash in, even worst than the filler episodes of the lastest arc of the original anime!!
Storywise they pick when Kenshi is going to Kyoto to stop Makoto Shishio and ends on the purgatory boat scene! Yes Makoto is defeated there! Sorry for the spoilers, but it had to be said, also lots of important events of Kyoto's arc (Kenshin reunion with his master learning the ultimate techinque in the process, Sanosuke trainning with the fallen monk) DONT APPEAR!! They are skiped and what is left is a rough early draw of the read more
Mar 23, 2013
Hayzee (All reviews)
The most succinct way to describe Shin Kyoto Hen would be: "glossed over." What else would you expect from a two hour retelling that attempted to cover 27 episodes of the original series? That's not to say, however, that the OVAs are entirely without merit.

ART
The environments are strikingly beautiful. The characters are modernized: cleaner and redesigned to better suit the current aesthetic, but unfortunately look washed out and unfinished when set against the detail of the backgrounds. Cinematography is done very well; the usage of color and light, particularly contrasting Kenshin's meetings with Misao and Shishio, is a nice touch.
Animation was hit read more
Jun 11, 2015
fullmetaljo (All reviews)
I’m not going to use any arbitrary numbers because that won’t provide an accurate representation of what I just watched. One thing I’d advise before ever picking this title up is be sure you watched the original Rurouni Kenshin series prior. If you don’t you might be completely undone before you get to some of the juicier bits of this two part series. For everyone whose unaware of the story surrounding the New Kyoto Arc in Kenshin these films(?) are hard to follow and don’t convey enough of what made the original run of the arc so satisfying.

Now I’m not going to waste time arguing read more
Dec 25, 2014
Ray_Monster (All reviews)
First thing is that if you haven't seen the Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai x's serie, you can enjoy this OVAS, but surely will not understand much of the things that happen. Second thing, I noticed that people were disgusted with the OVAS because of difference between the original and this one's, but I don't see it like that since this are, again, OVAS, not the remake of the arc or anything else but a great scale ensemble of the Kyoto arc events within another more dramatical point of view and story, that personally love it.
Ok, here I go:

STORY: 8/10
I rate the story as very good because, read more

Recommendations


Recent News

New Manga Series of Rurouni Kenshin Announced

According to Jump Square magazine, a new manga series of Rurouni Kenshin was announced to start in the magazine from May 4th 2012. Details of the manga will be revea...read more

Blu-ray of Rurouni Kenshin New OVA Due in March

According to the official website, the Blu-ray and the DVD of Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto Hen Part 1 will be released on March 21st and is 45 minutes long. The secon...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto Hen Episode 2 Discussion
tsubasalover - Aug 27, 2012
45 replies by linkjoker »»
Sep 30, 9:14 PM
Poll: Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto Hen Episode 1 Discussion
MillaMaxwell - Mar 21, 2012
49 replies by linkjoker »»
Sep 24, 8:37 PM