Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Rurouni Kenshin ~ New Kyoto Arc" Anime OVA

The remake will be available next year on bilingual DVD & BD and through digital outlets

Sentai Filmworks announced that they have licensed 2011 anime OVA Rurouni Kenshin ~ New Kyoto Arc. Kazuhiro Furuhashi (the prior Kenshin anime, Chevalier D'Eon) directs the new adaptation of the samurai series' most popular storyline, based on a script from Mari Okada (Fractale, Wandering Son, Hanasaku Iroha). The title will be available next year on bilingual DVD & BD and through digital outlets.

 


 

Although she’s only sixteen and looks even younger, Misao Makimachi is already a skilled and competent member of the Oniwabanshū ninja clan.  Which is a fortunate thing for Misao, as her onimitsu talents may be all that keeps her alive when a journey in search of the leader of the clan, Aoshi Shinomori, leads her instead into a face-to-face encounter with an even more dangerous man and a plot to overthrow the Meiji government!  Quickly enmeshed in the affairs of the legendary assassin Hitokiri Battōsai, now known as Kenshin Himura wielder of the reverse-blade sword, Misao finds herself pulled into the middle of a deadly intrigue against Makoto Shishio, who is orchestrating the conquest of all Japan, beginning with Kyoto!

 

Mayo Suzukaze returns to voice Kenshin; Masanori Ikeda is back 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.

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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