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Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Arc (Season 2) Reveals New Trailer and October 2024 Premiere

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Arc (Season 2) has revealed a new trailer and confirmed an October 2024 premiere date. The anime is continuing the story and Makoto Shishio will finally be taking the stage. Studio LIDENFILMS is animating the reboot anime.

Rurouni Kenshin (2023) Anime – Season 2 Trailer | Kyoto Arc

The first season of the Rurouni Kenshin reboot anime ended on December 14, 2023 after a total of 24 episodes. Hideyo Yamamoto directed the series at studio LIDENFILMS. The anime ended with Kenshin leaving the Kamiya Dojo to go back to Kyoto, where Shishio Makoto is going wild.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Arc was the longest arc in the manga. The new cast additions were revealed as shortly after the finale, while the sequel was announced a few days after. The relevant characters who will be important include:

  • Makoto Furukawa as Makoto Shishio
  • Daiki Yamashita as Seta Sojiro
  • Aya Yamane as Misao Makimachi
  • Yuichi Nakamura as Hiko Seijuro

The anime is based on the manga written by Nobuhiro Watsuki. Shueisha published it from 1994 to 1999 in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The same publisher is serializing a sequel, titled Rurouni Kenshin: The Hokkaido Arc. Kaworu Kurosaki (Watsuki’s wife) is highly involved in the series.

The manga had its first anime adaptation in 1996-1999 by studio Gallop and DEEN, along with several OVA series. The franchise also has 5 live-action adaptations, which adapted the entire manga:

Viz Media licensed the original Rurouni Kenshin manga series in English. Kyoto Arc starts in volume 8 of the manga, for which the story is described as:
In the 11th year of Meiji, on the day marked in the Western calendar as May 14th, time once again begins to flow. The shocking midday murder of Department of Internal Affairs Chief Ôûkubo a fait accompli, Kenshin leaves for Kyoto, scene of chaos and bloodshed–against the wishes of nearly everyone who knows him as the gentle “rurouni.” Awaiting him there is Shishio Makoto, the hitokiri who replaced the cold-eyed assassin Himura Battôsai who forswore further killing and took up the reversed-blade sakabatô. But does Kenshin go to Kyoto for a duel…or for a death-match?!

Source: Official Website
© Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha, “Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story” Production Committee

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