A few hours ago Natalie confirmed rumors about the new Rurouni Kenshin project, which will officially be a 2-part 'Shin Kyoto-Hen' OVA. The first part of the video anime will premiere in Japanese theaters this December.
The New Kyoto Arc has been told previously in Nobuhiro Watsuki's original manga, as well as the anime adaptation. This time the fight between Kenshin Himura and Makoto Shishio will be told from the perspective of Oniwabanshu ninja Miso Makimachi.
The OVA is being animated by Studio DEEN, with Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Rurouni Kenshin TV/OVA, You're Under Arrest) returning to direct. Screenplays are being handled by Mari Okada (CANAAN, Toradora!), and original Rurouni Kenshin composer Noriyuki Asakura is doing the soundtrack.
The voice cast remains largely unchanged, and includes Mayo Suzukaze (Kenshin Himura), Miki Fujitani (Kaoru Kamiya), Miina Tominaga (Yahiko Myoujin), Yuji Ueda (Sanosuke Sagara), Tomo Sakurai (Misao Makimachi), Yoshito Yasuhara (Aoshi Shinomori), Masanori Ikeda (Makoto Shishio) and Ken Narita (Hajime Saito).
The Rurouni Kenshin project website has been updated with this information, as well.
© Nobuhiro Watsuki/SHUEISHA, Fuji TV, Aniplex