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New Rurouni Kenshin to Be 2-Part Shin Kyoto Video Anime

posted on 2011-08-20 11:04 EDT
1st part in theaters in December with director Kazuhiro Furuhashi, Studio DEEN, most of original cast

The production company Aniplex confirmed on Saturday that the previously announced new Rurouni Kenshin anime series will be a two-part Shin Kyoto-Hen (New Kyoto Arc) original video anime series. The first part will play in Japanese theaters in December.

The new anime series will remake the Kyoto story arc of Nobuhiro Watsuki's original manga and the previous anime adaptation. In particular, it will depict the battle of Kenshin Himura and Makoto Shishio and will be told from the point of view of the Oniwabanshū ninja Misao Makimachi. Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi and Studio DEEN are returning to animate the new series along with musical composer Noriyuki Asakura. Mari Okada (anohana, Wandering Son) is writing the scripts this time. Hiromitsu Hagiwara (Saint Beast ~Ikusen no Hiru to Yoru Hen~) is the new character designer, and Hiro Kaburaki (Kimi ni Todoke) will take over as the episode director. The cast will remain the same except for the role of Hajime Saitō, who will be played by Ken Narita.

Cast:
Mayo Suzukaze as Kenshin Himura 
Miki Fujitani as Kaoru Kamiya 
Miina Tominaga as Yahiko Myoujin 
Yuji Ueda as Sanosuke Sagara 
Tomo Sakurai as Misao Makimachi 
Yoshito Yasuhara as Aoshi Shinomori 
Masanori Ikeda as Makoto Shishio 
Ken Narita as Hajime Saitō

Thanks to Majin Tenshi for the news tip.

Source: Comic Natalie

Image © Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha, Fuji TV, Aniplex


Update: More information added and typo fixed. Thanks, Ushee.

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