New Rurouni Kenshin Anime's Part II Promo Streamed

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2nd half of Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen to premiere in theaters on June 23

The official website for the Rurouni Kenshin anime franchise began streaming a promotional video for the second half of the new Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen anime project on Monday.

The new anime series is remaking the Kyoto story arc of Nobuhiro Watsuki's original manga and the previous anime adaptation. In particular, it depicts the battle of Kenshin Himura and Makoto Shishio and is told from the point of view of the Oniwabanshū ninja Misao Makimachi.

Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi and Studio DEEN have returned 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.

The second half of the project will screen in 10 Japanese theaters for three weeks starting on June 23.

Update: Video added.

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