It’s official! After 13 long years, a new Rurouni Kenshin shall surface for everyone to feast on! Though little info has been released concerning this issue, the project has been green-lit by the higher-ups! More juicy bits below!
From Anime News Network: “The June issue of Shueisha‘s Jump Square magazine is announcing on Thursday that production on a new Rurouni Kenshin anime project has been green-lit. More info will be provided in future issues of Jump Square.
The magazine also noted that the Blu-ray Disc versions of the two Rurouni Kenshin original video anime (OVA) projects and the Rurouni Kenshin: Ishin Shishi no Chinkonka [Requiem] film will ship between August 24 and October 26. A compilation CD will ship on July 27. Rurouni Kenshin, Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Saisen, a new game for the Sony PSP system, already shipped last month.
Nobuhiro Watsuki‘s original 1994-1999 samurai manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump inspired a television anime series that is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Viz Media published the manga in North America, and Media Blasters‘ AnimeWorks label released the television anime. ADV Films released the two OVA projects and the film under the licenser’s prescribed title Samurai X.
If you haven’t seen yet, here’s the intro for the PSP game Rurouni Kenshin Saisen: