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OVA of Rurouni Kenshin Announced

by dtshyk
Aug 20, 2011 8:57 AM | 120 Comments
According to Comic Natalie, the new anime of Rurouni Kenshin is a two-episode OVA. The first episode will be shown at theaters in December. The title is "Shin Kyoto Hen (New Kyoto Chapter)" and it'll be a large-scale remake of the battle against Shishio from Misao's point of view.

Key illustration of the OVA

Director: Furuhashi Kazuhiro
Scenario: Okada Mari
Character Design: Hagiwara Hiromitsu ("Saint Beast")
Music: Asakura Noriyuki
Production Studio: Studio Deen

New Cast
Saito Hajime: Narita Ken

Source: Comic Natalie

Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto Hen on MAL

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Okay, I have more to say about this shit. Okay so sense like 1999 when the Trust and Betrayal OVA came out, everyone was likely to be expecting all of Jinchuu arc at some point. And everyone probably forgave Studio Deen for getting the T.V anime cancelled (maybe). But then they go and do this. Studio Deen are perfectly freaking capable of making something awesome. I would rather see them make this into I dunno FUCKING HORROR or some shit that a remake, that manages to look worse than the animation in the original anime. HOW THE FUCK DO YOU EVEN DO THAT?! How do you manage to make a show that looks worse than one from over 10 years ago? HOW! Arggh.....Studio Deen a company of murderous loli and fucking up.
I wonder what Watsuki thinks about this, If I were him. I'd be pissed.

May 17, 2012 3:09 PM by noppee

Well guys, Let's get on to the Fail-Whale.

Apr 10, 2012 2:09 PM by noppee

it's fail =_=
At least make some OVA's & then a final movie about the last story from the manga.. That would have been epic to see the final fight in movie lenght..

I don't care about seing the OVA/movie from another point of view.. I already know whats gonna happen anyway..

Sigh - Maybe we can only hope & wish for something like that to happen in the future..

Dec 15, 2011 5:17 AM by Manga-Raven

I'm happy about this but if they can make an anime for the last arc and with the manga ending it would be even better!

Dec 13, 2011 7:23 AM by Xealias

I was hoping for a full remake :( Turns out it's only 2 episodes and ofrom Misao's POV. :(

Dec 12, 2011 7:13 AM by teenoli

noisysound said:
Whoa can't wait!

same here. i grow basically watching Kenshin, so anything in the franchise is a must see for me., and i really don't care about the changes especially the character designs, mature look than shoujo-ish is much more preferable.

Nov 29, 2011 6:44 PM by AmberFebruary

Whoa can't wait!

Nov 29, 2011 4:32 AM by noisysound

Saito looks worse as well in the new OVA. And I don't remember Misao having such vivid green eyes.

Nov 28, 2011 8:38 AM by MillaMaxwell

Yeah, it's really nice to know that aside from Saito's late seiyuu (I believe Ken Narita will do his job just fine) all other original seiyuus remained, especially because I watched Rurouni Kenshin series + Seisouhen, and Tsuiokuhent OVAs, as well as Ishinshishi e no Requiem movie this year, including manga + 2 manga one shots this year.

Altough, it's noticeable that Kenshin, and also Misao (if that is her voice in trailer) sound kinda older, which is no surprise due to their seiyuus being older.
Shishio also sounds a bit older too.

But to be honest, I think I like Kenshin's voice sounding more older and kinda darker, it actually suits him.

And once more, if I already said it - I really, really hope this is only warming up for animating last arc of manga, tough if they would decided to animate whole manga from the start without fillers - like FMA: Brotherhood and Dragon Ball Kai that would be something to look forward.

If it was only last manga arc, maybe few OVAs, or movies would be better, if for anything, than at least because of better animation and less worrying about censoring.

Nov 28, 2011 8:30 AM by Psajdak

I'm most glad when they retain Kenshin's voice. It would be so weird listening to a different voice of Kenshin when I've already have Suzukaze's voice as Kenshin stuck in my head.

And the soundtracks! Epic! So glad they retain them. I'm looking forward to a huge & awesome comeback of Rurouni Kenshin next December ;)

Nov 28, 2011 6:05 AM by Shinocchi

unicorn1293 said:
PV's out

(as said in all my posts- don't like the animation)

Yeah... The more times I watch this, the less I'm liking it. Really hope they were just rushed for the PV release or something.

And I swear Saitou doesn't look half as BAMF as he did before; and Kenshin, oh, Kenshin. (Oh but his voice is still love. I know I've said I wished we had a male VA this time, but I'm so glad they kept Suzukaze. That voice makes me happy.) Soujiro is the only one who gives off the same vibe - in this PV at least.

Ah well, we'll find out soon.

Nov 27, 2011 10:48 PM by Athena

PV's out

(as said in all my posts- don't like the animation)

Nov 27, 2011 9:31 PM by unicorn1293

Maybe it's just Misao telling what happened in past after she heard it from Kenshin and others?

Oct 18, 2011 1:18 AM by Psajdak

what terrible news how could misao tell about shishio fight when she was busy getin her ass kicked by a tranny?
@notsureifsrs yes he looks like hed rather go for along walk on the beach rather then take over the world

Oct 18, 2011 12:58 AM by UnAssisT

haha we still will watch it, may the aspect be rude as the opinions >.< we need to know, to watch what is that about and then, dictate a complete opinion. just saying...

Sep 24, 2011 3:49 PM by saiyagok

I think the probability will depend on how people react to this OVA.
If it makes enough success, they may reach the conclusion that Rurouni Kenshin still has enough fans to be worth reanimating the whole series.
Though I think it would've been a smarter move to have reanimated already, instead of doing this OVA.

Sep 23, 2011 12:18 PM by Ishkur

What are the chances of we actually having anime adaptation of manga, the way FMA manga had with Brotherhood?

High resolution and without fillers, that is.

Sep 22, 2011 1:05 AM by Psajdak

The Kenshin manga was damn good. Though by current standards, that fight would be typical shounen stuff we see all the time.

Sep 14, 2011 6:26 AM by JesusMcAllah

whoah another ova? *puts in plan to watch*

edit: its been along time.. is it still the same people? hope they dont mess it up

Sep 13, 2011 4:30 PM by JnMegami

Something looks wrong about Shishio.

Sep 13, 2011 4:29 PM by notsureifsrs