Making for a reboot to the beloved samurai franchise, Rurouni Kenshin, otherwise known as Samurai X in the west, is getting a new anime sometime next year. A trailer is even showed during the Aniplex Online Fest 2022, showcasing at what fans can expect before the remake hits the airwaves, via Fuji TV’s Noitamina.

Popular mangaka of Ichi the Killer and Homunculus fame, Hideo Yamamoto, is said to be directing the new Rurouni Kenshin anime, which was previously unveiled during the Jump Festa 2022 event.


Terumi Nishii, popularized for the animation and character design of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, is said to be taking the helm for the design of the characters in the upcoming anime.

Hideyuki Karuta and Yu Takami will be involved in making the music. The animation, meanwhile, is being handled by Studio LINDENFILMS.

Giving life to two of the anime’s main protagonists, Kenshin Himura and Kaoru Hamiya, through their voices are Soma Saito and Rie Takahashi, respectively.

Considered as a developing series, the original Rurouni Kenshin follows the works of Nobuhiro Watsuki when his manga began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump manga from 1994 to 1999. The original anime adaptation, however, failed to make a comprehensive conversion to animation, leaving anime fans in the dark with regards to the series’ later chapters. The new anime is set to address this problem by adding to where the original left off, while also starting from the point where it began (akin to Hunter X Hunter [2011]).

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