Hiromitsu Hagiwara's new Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen designs for heroic swordsman Kenshin Himura and ninja Misao Makimachi, as well as key art for the upcoming OVA have been revealed. Set to be released in December, the OVA follows Kenshin's return to Kyoto to confront the man who took over his role as political assassin for the Meiji Revolution when he swore off killing. Kazuhiro Furuhashi (the prior Kenshin anime, Chevalier D'Eon), directs, based on a script from Mari Okada (Fractale, Horo Musuko, Hanasaku Iroha ).
Mayo Suzukaze returns to voice Kenshin; Masanori Ikeda is bck as Makoto Shishio, Miina Tominaga as Yahiko Myoujin, Miki Fujitani as Kaoru Kamiya, Tomo Sakurai as Misao Makimachi, Yoshito Yasuhara as Aoshi Shinomori, and Yuji Ueda as Sanosuke Sagara.
Ken Narita (InuYasha's Sesshoumaru) replaces deceased Hirotaka Suzuoki as former Shinsen Gumi swordsman Hajime Saito.
The OVA will span two episodes.