The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event unveiled the main cast, staff, a character visual (pictured), and first promotional video for the new television anime adaptation
of Nobuhiro Watsuki
's Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
(Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story
) manga on Saturday. The new anime series will premiere on Fuji TV's noitaminA programming block in 2023.
(Yuukoku no Moriarty
) and Rie Takahashi
(Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
) are starring as Kenshin Himura and Kaoru Kamiya, respectively.
Director: Hideyo Yamamoto
(Strike the Blood
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
(Made in Abyss
Character Design: Terumi Nishii
(JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 4: Diamond wa Kudakenai
Music: Yuu Takami
(Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
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serialized the original historical samurai manga between 1994 and 1999. Watsuki and his wife Kaoru Kurosaki
launched the Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Hokkaido-hen
(Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc
) sequel manga in Jump SQ.
in November 2016. Shueisha published the seventh volume on May 2.
The original television anime
by Studio Deen
aired in 94 episodes from 1996 to 1998. Aniplex released a four-episode OVA
the following year that served as a prequel to the television anime, followed by a two-episode sequel OVA
Source: Press Release