As per Funimation, Aniplex has officially revealed that Liden Films is working on a new Rurouni Kenshin anime based on the iconic 1994 manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The entertainment firm released a fascinating teaser that included Kenshin’s cheek with the trademark “X” mark. “Rurouni Kenshin” is set in Japan’s Meiji period and tells the narrative of Kenshin Himura, a deadly assassin who is now a nomadic warrior.
The renowned anime masterpiece was translated into a live-action picture in 2012, and two years later, sequels “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” and “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends” were released back-to-back.
Can the Rurouni Kenshin Anime Survive the Past Scandal?
In September 2017, Shueisha’s Jump SQ. magazine published Watsuki and his novelist wife/story partner Kaoru Kurosaki’s Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc (Rurouni Kenshin, Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Hokkaido-hen) manga. Following Watsuki’s arrest for possessing child pornography in December 2017, the manga was put on hold. In June 2018, the series resumed publication. In June and July of this year, the series took a two-month hiatus. On July 2, Shueisha released the manga’s sixth summarized volume.
Rurouni Kenshin Anime Synopsis:
After a lengthy and violent civil war, Japan is undergoing a period of uneasy peace and renewal. Swords and killing are forbidden, yet not everything is as it seems. Many revolutionary survivors lurk in the shadows, waiting for their opportunity at vengeance. Kenshin Himura, a former government assassin, is the only one who can keep the peace.