Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: December 19, 2021 at 13:29 PHT (GMT+8)
A TV anime project has been teased for Nobuhiro Watsuki's "Rurouni Kenshin" series through a teaser promotional video (PV) unveiled during the "Rurouni Kenshin" program delivered at JUMP Studio RED's JUMP Festa 2022 held today, December 19.
An official Twitter account was also opened for the new anime project under the the production of LIDENFILMS. Not many details have been revealed as of writing.
Rurouni Kenshin, also sometimes known as Samurai X, is a Japanese manga series by Nobuhiro Watsuki serialized from 1994 to 1999 in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine. The TV anime series spanned a total of 95 episodes which aired from 1996 to 1998. Since then, the franchise has expanded to numerous animated films, original video animations (OVAs), and live-action film adaptations.
Synopsis from MAL:
In the final years of the Bakumatsu era lived a legendary assassin known as Hitokiri Battousai. Feared as a merciless killer, he was unmatched throughout the country, but mysteriously disappeared at the peak of the Japanese Revolution. It has been ten peaceful years since then, but the very mention of Battousai still strikes terror into the hearts of war veterans.
Unbeknownst to them, Battousai has abandoned his bloodstained lifestyle in an effort to repent for his sins, now living as Kenshin Himura, a wandering swordsman with a cheerful attitude and a strong will. Vowing never to kill again, Kenshin dedicates himself to protecting the weak. One day, he stumbles across Kaoru Kamiya at her kendo dojo, which is being threatened by an impostor claiming to be Battousai. After receiving help from Kenshin, Kaoru allows him to stay at the dojo, and so the former assassin temporarily ceases his travels.
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan tells the story of Kenshin as he strives to save those in need of saving. However, as enemies from both past and present begin to emerge, will the reformed killer be able to uphold his new ideals?