Jump Festa 2024 announced some very good news. And, the fact that Rurouni Kenshin is getting an anime adaptation is more than we could ask for. Fans have been wanting this for so long, and now it is here for us.

Nobuhiro Watsuki‘s Rurouni Kenshin manga is getting a new television anime project at LIDEN FILMS. The manga had a lot of fans. It also got some live-action movies as well. But, an anime adaptation is a pretty big news for all.

Not a lot of details have been revealed yet. There is no official date, but we do know the manga is quite popular. There was even an anime of 95 episodes and some live-action films. We got to see some OVAs too.

We have managed to gather up all the available information for you. Let us dive deeper now.


About Rurouni Kenshin Manga 

Watsuki and his novelist wife/story collaborator Kaoru Kurosaki launched the Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc manga in Shueisha‘s Jump SQ. magazine in September 2017. The manga went on hiatus in December 2017 following Watsuki being charged for possession of child pornography. The series later resumed publication in June 2018. The series more recently took a two-month break in June and July. Shueisha published the manga’s sixth compiled volume on July 2.

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Viz Media had been simultaneously publishing the manga in English but stopped after the manga went on hiatus in 2017.

Rurouni Kenshin: Release Date

Liden Films is yet to announce the release date for the anime. They have not told us about anything in detail. We can only assume that it won’t take a while.

However, we did manage to get a teaser. Have a look:

Rurouni Kenshin: Where to Read?

Watsuki first launched his 28-volume Rurouni Kenshin manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1994. The manga has more than 72 million copies in circulation worldwide. It centres around Kenshin Himura, once a deadly assassin during the Meiji Restoration, who is trying to find a new life beyond 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 theatre troupe Takarazuka Revue.

This is all we have on the latest developments of Rurouni Kenshin. We will be updating this page with all the information once they are announced. Till then stay tuned with us. We talk a lot about anime and manga related content. You might want to read about Makoto Shinkai’s latest movie.


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