Starting July, ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ Anime Will Air for 6 Months

A new episode of ‘Rurouni Kenshin’, or ‘Samurai X’ as it is known in North America, will air in a month. The show was groundbreaking in its blending of traditional samurai and wild west elements. However, neither vengeance nor a coming-of-age story were included.

The story centered on an ex-assassin’s attempts to make amends for his past sins and win the love of the woman he had wronged.

On Sunday, a new key image and the sixth promotional video for the upcoming 2023 anime version of “Rurouni Kenshin” were posted online. It also announced a new cast member, the performer of the opening theme song, and the extension of the show’s run by two additional seasons. The first episode of “Rorouni Kenshin” will air on July 7.

The protagonist, Kenshin Himura, is primarily featured as he travels and engages in combat with various foes. Short appearances are made by other characters such Kaoru, Yahiko, Sanosuke, and Megumi. Hajime Saito is also unveiled for the first time in this video.

Ayase and R-Shitei sing the opening song “Hiten” in the later half of the video, and it serves as a preview for the song. It has already been established that Reol will be singing “Kissaski” while the credits roll.

The following actors have provided their voices for the lead characters and Hajime Saito:

CharacterVoice ArtistOther Works
Kenshin HimuraSōma SaitōHyōma Chigiri (BLUELOCK)
Kaoru KamiyaRie TakahashiEmilia (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)
Sanosuke SagaraTaku YashiroVulcan Joseph (Fire Force)
Yahiko MyojinMakoto KoichiNurugai (Hell’s Paradise)
Shinomori AoshiYūma UchidaMegumi Fushiguro (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Takani MegumiSaori ŌnishiKaori Shirasaki (Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest)
Hajime SaitoSatoshi HinoMikhail Renfred (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)

New Key Visual for Rurouni Kenshin 2023 Series
New Key Visual for Rurouni Kenshin 2023 Series

The original manga lasted from April 1994 to September 1999, and it will be adapted into the new ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ anime. The United States, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan will all have special screening events for the series.

The following individuals will be pivotal in creating the 2023 series:

PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorHideyo YamamotoCells at Work! Code Black
ScriptwriterHideyuki KurataGoblin Slayer
Character DesignTerumi NishiiPenguindrum
MusicYū TakamiRainbow – Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin
Animation ProductionLIDENFILMSTokyo Revengers

‘Rurouni Kenshin’ quickly became a fan favorite with the 1996 premiere of the original anime series. I’m crossing my fingers that the new series will do the same for others who haven’t seen it yet. The advertisements have been promising, so it could be well worth the wait.

Rurouni Kenshin (2023 Series)

Nobuhiro Watsuki is the author and illustrator of the manga series Rurouni Kenshin. From 1994 through 1999, it ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The 2023 show will be a re-adaptation of the manga that was originally shown in 1996.

Kenshin Himura is a legendary samurai on the run in the 11th year of the Meiji era. But he has sworn off murder in an effort to redeem himself.

Kaoru Kamiya, the head of a small dojo that is on the point of closing down due to a man who is killing in the name of her dojo, is the person he meets.