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Rurouni Kenshin Anime Reveals New Theme Songs
Aniplex drops the seventh promo for the new Rurouni Kenshin Anime, giving fans a sneak peek of the first quarter of the show and what’s about to come. The video also reveals a preview of the new opening theme, “Rurou no Katashiro” sung by Masaki Suda X Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, and the ending theme “Sonzai Shomei” sung by KID PHENOMENON.
As you can see, the promo also reveals a fresh visual, setting the tone for exciting upcoming episodes. The second quarter of the anime is scheduled to be revealed on October 5. The series, which premiered on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block on July 6, will run for two consecutive quarters, with Crunchyroll streaming the episodes as they air.
Soma Saito takes the role of Kenshin Himura, with Rie Takahashi as Kaoru Kamiya. The series also features Taku Yashiro as Sanosuke Sagara, Makoto Koichi as Yahiko Myojin, Yuma Uchida as Shinmori Aoshi, Saori Onishi as Megumi Takani, and Satoshi Hino as Hajime Saito.
Rurouni Kenshin is directed by Hideyo Yamamoto and produced by LIDEN FILMS, the anime promises a captivating adaptation of its original manga, Terumi Nishii is the character designer, Hideyuki Kurata is responsible for the scripts, and Yu Takumi for music production. The opening theme “Hiten” is performed by artists like Ayase who’s famous for YOASOBI and R-Shotei. The ending song “Kissaki” will be sung by Reol.
Fans eagerly anticipate the return of Kenshin’s story and the anime offers a brand new take on the beloved manga series by Nobuhiro Watsuki. Despite the series’ hiatus due to Watsuki’s legal troubles in 2017, the manga resumed in June 2018 while the new anime adaptation aims to capture the essence of Kenshin’s journey beyond just violence.
As the anime continues to unveil, it pays homage to the legacy of the original 28-volume Rurouni Kenshin manga which has already sold over 72 million copies worldwide since its debut in 1994. The series also released over 95 episodes along with an anime film, three original anime projects, five live-action films, and a stage musical presented by Takarazuka Revue.
Rurouni Kenshin in a Nutshell
Rurouni Kenshin, also known as "Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story," is a story set in Japan during the Meiji period (1868–1912) and follows the life of a wandering swordsman named Himura Kenshin.
Kenshin, once known as "Battosai the Manslayer," was a feared and deadly assassin during the Bakumatsu, a period of civil unrest in Japan. However, after the Meiji Restoration, which marked the end of the samurai era, Kenshin decides to abandon his violent ways and seeks redemption for the lives he took. Carrying a reverse-edged sword as a symbol of his vow never to kill again, he becomes a wanderer or a "Rurouni."
The story begins with Kenshin arriving in Tokyo and encountering Kaoru Kamiya, the young instructor of the Kamiya Kasshin-ryu dojo. Kaoru mistakes Kenshin for the real Battosai, and after a series of events, Kenshin decides to stay at the dojo, forming a unique bond with Kaoru and her friends.
That wraps up our coverage of the latest developments in the Rurouni Kenshin anime! The seventh promotional video has given fans a sneak peek into the upcoming episodes, recapping the first quarter and teasing what's to come in the second. Excitingly, new theme songs have been unveiled, and stay tuned for more updates on Rurouni Kenshin!