Rurouni Kenshin Reboot Debuts First Trailer, Confirms Release Window

Rurouni Kenshin is coming back for a new reboot anime series that will adapt the story from the very beginning of the manga, and the new anime has dropped the first trailer and confirmed when fans can expect to see the new series in action! Series creator Nobuhiro Watsuki might have been convicted for some pretty heinous crimes, but the franchise has been continuing much further to this day. In fact, now the anime will even be coming back for a whole new franchise that will introduce it to even more fans who never saw the original anime that debuted 20 years ago. 

First announced to be in the works late last year during Shueisha's Jump Festa convention, Rurouni Kenshin has revealed that its new reboot project is in fact a new anime series re-adapting the events of the original manga. Debuting the first full trailer for the new reboot series during Aniplex Online Fest 2022 this weekend, Rurouni Kenshin is now scheduled to premiere some time next year. It has yet to set a more concrete release window outside of its 2023 date, but you can check out the first full trailer for the new anime below: 

Directed by Hideyo Yamamoto for Liden Films, Terumi Nishii will be handling the character designs, Hideyuki Kurata will be handling the series composition, and Yu Takami has signed on as composer. The first members of the main cast have been announced as well with Soma Saito set as Kenshin Himura, and Rie Takahashi as Kaoru Kamiya. If you wanted to seek out Rurouni Kenshin's origiinal anime ahead of the new series, you can now find it streaming with Crunchyroll and Hulu. The series is described as such:

"Welcome to the Meiji Era. Japan is a land experiencing times of troubled peace and renewal after a long and bloody civil war. Swords and killing are outlawed, but all is not as well as it would seem. Lurking in the shadows are many survivors of the revolution awaiting their chance for vengeance. Only the former government assassin, Kenshin Himura can keep the peace. Kenshin gives up the life of 'Battousai The Man Slayer' and sets off as a lone wanderer. His travels lead to the Kamiya Dojo where he discovers the chance to start life over."

Are you excited to see Rurouni Kenshin returning for a new reboot anime series? What are you hoping to see in the new take on the classic? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!