The preview images and teaser trailer for episode 2 of Rurouni Kenshin (2023) have been released. Episode 2 will air on July 13, 2023, and you can watch the video below:
You can check out the 4 preview images on the anime’s official website. Episode 2 is titled “Tokyo Samurai-Myojin Yahiko”. More characters will be introduced in the upcoming episode and we will be able to see again Kenshin’s Hiten Mitsurugi-ryu, as problems in Tokyo are starting to rise. You can watch the anime on Crunchyroll.
Studio Liden Films is animating the series while Hideyo Yamamoto is directing. Terumi Niishi is working on the character designs and Hideyuki Karuta is in charged of the series composition.
The anime is based on Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin manga series that was published by Weekly Shonen Jump. The franchise also had an anime adaptation before along with several OVAs, as well as 5 live action adaptation films. Viz Media serialized the original Rurouni Kenshin manga series in English and describes the plot as:
One hundred and forty years ago in Kyoto, with the coming of the American “Black Ships,” there arose a warrior who, felling men with his bloodstained blade, gained the name Hitokiri, manslayer! His killer blade helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu era and slashed open the progressive age known as Meiji. Then he vanished, and with the flow of years, became legend.
Source: Official Website
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