Aniplex unveiled the seventh promotional video for the upcoming television adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s beloved manga, Rurouni Kenshin, on Thursday. This trailer brilliantly recaps the series’ inaugural cours (spanning a quarter of a year) while teasing the second cours. Additionally, fans can anticipate a fresh opening theme, “Rurou no Katashiro,” performed by the dynamic duo of Masaki Suda and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, along with the soul-stirring ending theme “Sonzai Shōmei” (“Existence”) by KID PHENOMENON.
To accompany this exciting announcement, the production team released a captivating new visual. Mark your calendars, as the second cours is set to commence on October 5.
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The anime originally premiered on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block and various other platforms on July 6, embarking on a remarkable journey spanning two consecutive cours. Crunchyroll has been faithfully streaming the series as it unfolds, ensuring fans around the world don’t miss a moment of the action. This anime faithfully reimagines the core narrative from the manga series.
The stellar cast includes Sōma Saitō as the iconic Kenshin Himura, while Rie Takahashi shines as Kaoru Kamiya. Taku Yashiro breathes life into the character of Sanosuke Sagara, with Makoto Koichi lending his voice to Yahiko Myojin.
Yūma Uchida’s vocals embody Shinomori Aoshi, and Saori Ōnishi expertly voices Megumi Takani. Finally, Satoshi Hino delivers a stellar performance as Hajime Saitō.
The director’s chair is occupied by Hideyo Yamamoto (known for works like Strike the Blood, Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka, and Cells at Work! Code Black). Terumi Nishii’s character designs are a visual treat, while Hideyuki Kurata skillfully navigates the series scripts. The captivating score is composed by Yū Takami.
Notably, the opening theme, “Hiten,” is a dynamic collaboration between artists Ayase and R-Shitei (Ayase✕R-Shitei), while the ending theme, “Kissaki” (Sword Tip), is beautifully performed by singer-songwriter Reol.
Rurouni Kenshin holds a special place in the hearts of fans worldwide. Its legacy began in 1994 when Nobuhiro Watsuki introduced his 28-volume manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
Despite some turbulent times, the legend of Rurouni Kenshin continues to endure, promising fans new and old an unforgettable journey.