Brand New Rurouni Kenshin Anime!
It’s official! After 13 long years, a new Rurouni Kenshin shall surface for everyone to feast on! Though little info has been released concerning this issue, the project has been green-lit by the higher-ups! More juicy bits below!
From Anime News Network: “The June issue of Shueisha‘s Jump Square magazine is announcing on Thursday that production on a new Rurouni Kenshin anime project has been green-lit. More info will be provided in future issues of Jump Square.
The magazine also noted that the Blu-ray Disc versions of the two Rurouni Kenshin original video anime (OVA) projects and the Rurouni Kenshin: Ishin Shishi no Chinkonka [Requiem] film will ship between August 24 and October 26. A compilation CD will ship on July 27. Rurouni Kenshin, Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Saisen, a new game for the Sony PSP system, already shipped last month.
Nobuhiro Watsuki‘s original 1994-1999 samurai manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump inspired a television anime series that is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Viz Media published the manga in North America, and Media Blasters‘ AnimeWorks label released the television anime. ADV Films released the two OVA projects and the film under the licenser’s prescribed title Samurai X.
If you haven’t seen yet, here’s the intro for the PSP game Rurouni Kenshin Saisen:
RK deserves a proper anime ending, not the fillers that the series was plagued with. I seriously hope they animate the Jinchuu Arc.
I did a look back at Saitou Hajime, who is probably one of the more interesting characters in the whole series. You can take a look at: http://www.mangatherapy.com/post/4810051700/saito-hajime-retrospect
If the series was rebooted, FMA Brotherhood style, that would be ok too.
I apologize for the VERY late response.
I agree that RK needs a better ending compared to how it did the first time around. I was really disappointed with the fillers, though I know I just can’t turn my back on it since it’s still RK, after all.
I’m in for both a reboot or a new story. Though I wonder what the new story would be. Rumors I heard years ago is that Yahiko and/or Kenji will be the new lead? Though I won’t be betting on that though. The title itself would be nonsensical if Kenshin weren’t around. :P
I read your Saito Hajime retrospect, and in the perspective of the first-time viewers, he really is a wild card, isn’t he? Though he really is a good guy, lol. What shocked me now though is that he is actually married. It feels weird in some cosmic sort of way – but I have a better view of him now. Great post! :D
Thanks! I think it will be a straight-up reboot. I know Yahiko had a side-story in the manga after the series was over, but Kenshin was in it. It would be nice if they animate that as well.
Saito is awesome and he’s probably the only character who doesn’t show any flaws in the series.
I actually wrote a new entry about the Jinchu arc! You can read it at: http://www.mangatherapy.com/post/5606418153/jinchu-arc-rk
I feel the same way about RK, because I wanted to see Saito & Aoshi kick some more butt in anime form.
OMG!!!!! Na-surprise at na-excite ako dito.. :D :D :D yehey! super favourite ko to eh. Salamat sa info!!!
Yup! Can’t wait for it too. Will keep you updated should I get my hands on more juicy news! :)