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New Rurouni Kenshin Anime's Part I Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen images also posted before December screenings

The official website for the Rurouni Kenshin anime franchise began streaming the latest promotional video for the first half of the new Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen anime project on Monday. The video was actually announced on Sunday, but the site had experienced trouble and had to begin streaming again on Monday. The site also posted selected cuts from the project.

Starting on December 17, the first part will have a week of advance screenings in two Japanese theaters.

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 after nine years 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.

Images © Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha, Aniplex

Update: Video added from Cinema Today.

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