The official website of Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan (2023) (るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-), based on Nobuhiro Watsuki‘s manga of the same title, unveils its 4th trailer on May 13, 2023, featuring the ending theme song along with the broadcast date!
The ending theme “Kissaki” (Sword Tip) is performed by Reol, who was also involved in making the 2nd ending theme for the Digimon Adventure TV anime.
Check out the 30 second trailer right here!
As revealed at the end of the Trailer, it is confirmed that the Rurouni Kenshin 2023 reboot anime will premiere on July 6!
The singer and lyricist of the ending theme Reol comments on her work as follows:
“I am pleased to announce that I will be performing the ending theme for the TV anime “Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan”. I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this work that has been loved by so many people for so long. I spent my days searching for the best match between Rurouni Kenshin and my own music, and being somewhat guided by the flow of its music.
I hope that the wish I put into the song “Kissaki” will pierce through the shadows that we are dragging down and become the light that reflects tomorrow. Please give us your best wishes.”
In addition, the website also announced that a special world screening event for the anime has been decided! Starting with the first screening in Japan, the anime will be screened in the United States, France, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and South Korea.
Event Part 1: Japan Details
Date: 18 June (Sun)
Theatre: United Cinemas Aqua City Odaiba
Time: After 16:10 screening / Before 18:30 screening *Event duration: 1 hour 50 minutes each (scheduled)
Speakers (tentative): Souma Saito, Riyo Takahashi, Makoto Koichi, Taku Yashiro
Ticket price: All seats reserved 2,600 yen with souvenir
Speakers are subject to change without notice.
Ticket sales method:
＜Tickets will be on sale at Ticket Pia.
Pre-reserve tickets are available by lottery.
Application period: 13 May (Sat) 20:00 – 1 June (Thu) 23:59
Announcement of lottery results: 2 Jun (Fri) 18:00
Details for the screening in other countries will be announced later.
LidenFilms, a studio that shot to prominence thanks to the success of the Tokyo Revengers television anime, is animating the new series.
Written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki, the Rurouni Kenshin manga was serialised in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published by Shueisha from April 1994 to September 1999. The complete work is comprised of 28 tankbon volumes, while it was reprinted in 22 kanzenban volumes years later. The manga was adapted by Studio Gallop, Studio Deen, and SPE Visual Works into an anime television series that broadcast in Japan from January 1996 to September 1998.
My Anime List describes the plot of the new Rurouni Kenshin anime as follows:
Ten years have passed since the end of Bakumatsu, an era of war that saw the uprising of citizens against the Tokugawa shogunate. The revolutionaries wanted to create a time of peace, and a thriving country free from oppression. The new age of Meiji has come, but peace has not yet been achieved. Swords are banned but people are still murdered in the streets. Orphans of war veterans are left with nowhere to go, while the government seems content to just line their pockets with money.
One wandering samurai, Kenshin Himura, still works to make sure the values he fought for are worth the lives spent to bring about the new era. Once known as Hitokiri Battousai, he was feared as the most ruthless killer of all the revolutionaries. Now haunted by guilt, Kenshin has sworn never to kill again in atonement for the lives he took, and he may never know peace until killing is a thing of the past.
Now in the 11th year of Meiji, Kenshin stumbles upon Kaoru Kamiya, owner and head instructor of a small dojo being threatened to close its doors. The police force is powerless to stop the string of murders done in the name of her dojo by a man claiming to be the famous Battousai. Kenshin’s wanderings pause for now as he joins Kaoru to clear both their names. But how long can he stay before his past catches up to him?
Source: Official site