Rurouni Kenshin 2023: Release Date, Plot, And More

“Ara Ara” could not be funnier than Himura, but will the new cast be able to replicate the same enthusiasm and comedy as Rurouni Kenshin? Oh yes! you heard it right Rurouni Kenshin will be back in 2023 with modernized animation and art style but re-adapting the previous anime series.

People who do not watch much old anime may not know so; much about Rurouni Kenshin, so we are here to provide them with exclusive information that; you will not get anywhere else. Now enough with the chit-chat let’s dive into the main topic!

Rurouni Kenshin Release Date

Rurouni Kenshin is a mix of shonen, comedy, and romance manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki, the manga is completed and is available on many online manga platforms.

The completed manga consists of 28 tankobon volumes, The first anime adaptation was done by Studio Gallop, Studio Deen, and SPE Visual Works which aired between January 1996 to September 1998.

Besides the anime TV series, a movie and OVA were also released. The re-animation of the same series will be released by Liden Films in July 2023.

Rurouni Kenshin Plot & Expectations

The story is set in the Meiji era and follows the story of a legendary warrior named Battosai who assassinated thousands of people during the Boshin War and turns into a wanderer named Himura Kenshin.

Himura to repent of his sins and atone for the crimes, starts offering protection and aid to the needy while defeating the bad guys with his reverse-blade sword. The anime covers his dilly-dallies and battles in a fun yet thrilling manner.

Rurouni Kenshin Spoiler Alert!

Spoiler Alert: If the series is following the original manga or anime series then we can safely assume that the plot will be similar too. In the first episode we will see Battosai, the legendary warrior roaming around as a wanderer named Himura Kenshin, who gets attacked by a young lady named Kamiya Kaoru, Kamiya thinks that Himura is Battosai and challenges him to a duel, but soon they hear a sounding alarm indicating that there has been an attack in the nearby area.

As she retreats to save the people, she comes across a murderer who claims to be Battosai, she engages in a fight but gets defeated. Himura somehow saves her and takes her back to her home.

Now we cannot tell you everything, can we? Else how will you be able to enjoy the show, so to know what happens next make sure to catch the anime this July!

Rurouni Kenshin Cast & Staff

The whole cast list has not been revealed yet, but a new cast will be assigned for the 2023 anime, and the cast that was shared by; the franchise has been shared below:

Japanese staff

  • Director: Hideyo Yamamoto
  • Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
  • Music: Yū Takami
  • Original creator: Nobuhiro Watsuki
  • Character Design: Terumi Nishii
  • Makoto Koichi as Yahiko Myōjin
  • Rie Takahashi as Kaoru Kamiya
  • Sōma Saitō as Kenshin Himura
  • Taku Yashiro as Sanosuke Sagara
Rurouni Kenshin Cast & Staff

Japanese Cast

  • Saori Ōnishi as Megumi Takani
  • Yūma Uchida as Aoshi Shinomori
  • Japanese companies
  • Animation Production: LIDEN FILMS
  • Broadcaster: Fuji Television Network (Noitamina)

Rurouni Kenshin Cast & Staff Comments

Original Author – Nobuhiro Watsuki

“Rurouni Kenshin -Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story-” has been re-animated. There is also the fact that it is a new work after a quarter of a century, and this work will be produced by a reliable new staff and a talented new cast selected by a serious selection without any prejudice.

The other day, I participated in the first post-recording session, and the Akamaru Hanamaru stamped it with no complaints.”

“The workmanship was so good that I thought, “This is one thing. Rurouni Kenshin has been portrayed in various forms such as manga, anime, OVA, games, novels, and live-action movies, but I believe that all of them are undeniably real in the Multiverse.

“This new anime will be added to the real thing, and I think that it will be a work that can be enjoyed by those who have loved Rurouni Kenshin for a long time and those who are interested in it at this moment, so please take a look.”

Himura Kenshin role – Soma Saito

Q1: Could you tell us how you felt when your appearance was decided?

“It’s a dream come true to be able to appear as an actor in charge of Kenshin’s voice in “Rurouni Kenshin”, which I’ve been familiar with since I was a child.

At the same time, I feel the weight of responsibility to be involved in a work that has been loved by so many people for a long time. I will put my sincerity into every word and do my best.”

Himura Kenshin role - Soma Saito

Q2: Please tell us about your enthusiasm for playing the character.

“The other day, the dubbing of the first episode was finally done. I would like to create an image of Kenshin with everyone on the team. Thank you for your kind support!”

Kaoru Kamiya – Rie Takahashi

Q1: Could you tell us how you felt when your appearance was decided?

“Anyway, I was surprised. It was an audition that I thought about a lot and challenged with all my might, but I was so surprised that I didn’t understand the meaning of the word “passed”. The other day, there was a recording of the PV, etc., and I’m gradually getting a sense of it, but if you say it was a surprise, I think you’ll believe it.”

Q2: Please tell us about your enthusiasm for playing the character.

“A work that has been loved by many people and has been delivered in many ways. Coincidentally, I am the same age as the serialization year, and I came across this work during the long media development. I hope that you will enjoy it, from those who say it was a chance to change their lives to those who have not met yet. I will take my time and carefully face Kaoru-chan. Thank you very much for your warm support.”

Is There Any Rurouni Kenshin Trailer Released Yet?

Rurouni Kenshin 2023 anime trailer has already been on youtube, and you must watch it, there is a hell and heaven difference between the old Rurouni Kenshin and the modern Rurouni Kenshin but, what we are looking forward to, is that will it be able to replicate the same energy of Rurouni Kenshin or not.

Where to Watch Rurouni Kenshin?

Rurouni Kenshin will be broadcasted on local Japanese TV channels and it may be streamed by Crunchyroll depending upon its popularity.


Rurouni Kenshin is iconic in every aspect, and if you are a veteran otaku then you must not miss out on the modern Rurouni Kenshin as well!

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