With Three Other Anime, “Rurouni Kenshin” is Added to Crunchyroll’s Summer Schedule.

Summer has arrived, and we have just finished off the remainder of our spring schedule. The returning shows, such as “Sacrificial Princess” and “The King of Beasts,” will be airing this summer.

Most of the new anime have already been made available on Crunchyroll, and it appears that this season will feature both new and returning stories. It may not be as exciting as the spring lineup, but it should still answer all of your questions.

This past Wednesday, Crunchyroll announced the addition of four additional summer anime series. These include the latest seasons of Rurouni Kenshin, Shadowverse Flame, The Duke of Dead and His Maid, and Theater of Darkness: Yamishibai.

1. Rurouni Kenshin


Launch date: July 7, 2023

The 1990s’ Kenshin Himura is back to convey the ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ story to a new audience. Kenshin, a wandering samurai ten years after the Bakumatsu and the Meiji Restoration, makes a solemn oath to never kill again. Kaoru Kamiya’s dojo is the first place he visits.

Someone claiming to be Kenshin and affiliated with Kamiya’s dojo has been murdering people. As other would-be assailants arrive to challenge the famed samurai to a duel, Kenshin and Kaoru join forces to clear their names.

2. Shadowverse Flame: Seven Shadows Arc

Zexcs Studio

Launch Date: July 8, 2023

In ‘Shadowverse Flame,’ Light Tenryu faces off against new foes and learns more about the mysterious Digifriend Draconir. The Shadowverse University is crucial to his future, they told him.

Only the Seven Shadows, the greatest players in the Shadowverse, know the truth about Draconir. Hiro Ryugasaki, the protagonist from the prequel, is one of them.

3. The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 2

J.C. Staff Studio

Due out on July 9, 2023

Viktor, also known as Botchan, is intent on dispelling the curse that causes anybody he touches to perish. His feelings for Alice grow stronger throughout Season 2. Cuff also finds solace in Zain, and a blossoming romance develops between Walter and Daleth.

Botchan and Alice, aware of the curse’s potential effects, attempt a new course of action, which has far-reaching consequences for their relationship.

4. Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai Season 11

Production House: ILCA

Dissemination: July 10, 2023

Key Visual for Season 11 of Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 
Key Visual for Season 11 of Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai

The terrifying tales of ‘Yamishibai’ are back for fresh six-minute episodes, so brace yourself. ‘Anew’ or ‘again’ will be the theme of this season’s urban tales, and Kenji Tsuda will be back to tell them.

The summer schedule as a whole encourages us to branch out this year. This coincides nicely with the weather’s request that we slow down. Since it is a new take on an old favorite, ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ has my anticipation. Overall, it appears to be a promising summer!

Rurouni Kenshin

Nobuhiro Watsuki wrote and drew this Japanese manga series. From 1994 through 1999, it ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. In addition to the anime film and several media ventures, there was a television anime adaptation that aired from 1996 to 1998.

Media Blasters licensed the anime adaptation and Viz Media published the manga in English.

The protagonist, a former assassin who turned against the feudal authority and took the name Himura Kenshin, is now a nomadic swordsman who defends the people of Japan. He swore to himself that he would never kill again.

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