During the AnimeJapan 2023 stage event for the upcoming television anime project based on Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin manga, two additional cast members were announced on Saturday. Yūma Uchida will voice Shinomori Aoshi, while Saori Ōnishi will voice Takani Megumi. Additionally, a new promo video was unveiled during the event.
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The anime is set to premiere on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block in July, with Sōma Saitō taking the lead as Kenshin Himura and Rie Takahashi costarring as Kaoru Kamiya. Taku Yashiro will portray Sanosuke Sagara, and Makoto Koichi will voice Yahiko Myojin.
The anime is a re-adaptation of the main manga series, with Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike the Blood, Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka, Cells at Work! Code Black) directing at LIDEN FILMS. The characters are designed by Terumi Nishii, while Hideyuki Kurata is responsible for the series composition. The music is composed by Yū Takami.
In September 2017, Watsuki and his novelist wife/story collaborator Kaoru Kurosaki launched the Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc (Rurouni Kenshin, Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Hokkaido-hen) manga in Shueisha’s Jump SQ. magazine. However, the manga went on hiatus in December 2017 after Watsuki was charged with possession of child pornography. It later resumed publication in June 2018. Viz Media, which had been simultaneously publishing the manga in English, stopped after the manga went on hiatus in 2017.
Watsuki originally published his 28-volume Rurouni Kenshin manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1994. The manga has over 72 million copies in circulation worldwide and follows the story of Kenshin Himura, a former deadly assassin during the Meiji Restoration, who is seeking a new life without violence.
The manga has since been adapted into a 95-episode TV anime series, an anime film, three original video anime projects, five live-action films, and a stage musical by the all-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue.
Source: Twitter, Official Site