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New 'Rurouni Kenshin' anime TV series announced

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Considering that it’s set in the period of history in which the samurai era was coming to a close, the "Rurouni Kenshin" anime/manga franchise has shown remarkable longevity. The latest piece of proof: there’s a new "Rurouni Kenshin" anime TV series on the way.

The project was announced as part of the Jump Festa 2022 festivities, and a teaser video has also been released, giving an early glimpse of how the physically and emotionally scarred swordsman, and his sakabato reverse-edged katana, will appear in the newest anime installment.

Creator Nobuhiro Watsuki’s original "Rurouni Kenshin" manga ran from 1994 to 1999 and was one of the most popular series in Weekly Shonen Jump during its serialization. The 1996-1998 TV anime adaptation was also a smash hit, and the series’ lasting popularity has led to three OVA side-story series, five live-action films. In 2017 Watsuki began drawing a manga continuation, subtitled "The Hokkaido Arc," written jointly with his wife. The series went on a seven-month hiatus following Watsuki’s arrest for possession of child pornography, but has been in continual publication since September of 2017.

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The title for the new anime series, which is being produced by Liden Films, is listed as "Rurouni Kenshin-Meiji Kenkaku Romantan," or “Rurouni Kenshin-Meiji Swordsman Adventure Story.” This is the same title as the original 1994-1999 manga and 1994-1996 anime, without any of the additional titular suffixes attached to the "Hokkaido Arc" or the OVA series released in "English as Trust & Betrayal," "Reflection" or "New Kyoto Arc," suggesting that the new anime may be a remake/retelling of the original anime’s events, though no concrete story details, or a premiere date for the new anime, have been released at this time.

Source: PR Times

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Very nice!

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I really hope they animate the Hokkaido arc!

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Admittedly, enjoyed 1st anime & live-action movies (8 hours in flight) but no longer want to support this artist/creator/publisher due to his participation in perpetuating child exploitation and pedophilia.

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As always, profits are paramount in Japan. Since it’s mentioned in the above article, wondering if some of these artists ‘run in the same circles’ ? :

*- “Crime” Dec 23, 2021: https://japantoday.com/category/crime/manga-anime-creator-kenya-suzuki-arrested-for-importing-child-pornography-from-europe*

- “Coincidentally, the report of Suzuki’s arrest came one day after the announcement of a new TV anime series for "Rurouni Kenshin," whose creator was also arrested on child pornography charges in 2017, prompting a seven-month hiatus for the "Rurouni Kenshin" manga. As of this writing, "Please Tell Me! Galko-chan" remains available on ComicWalker.” -

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

As mentioned, this is far from the best timing to promote the works of the author, it gives the very clear impression the crime is nothing to worry about, and that having another author accused of the same is not enough to even make the people in charge think twice about promoting this.

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Yes. If one Japanese does it, that means all Japanese anime creator's do it too. Ok buddy sure.

Any news about a Japanese person doing something Bad= All of us do it too apparently. No context, facts don't matter.

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Amazing !!..

Kenshin in back !!..

but no longer want to support this artist/creator/publisher due to his participation in perpetuating child exploitation and pedophilia.

Don't watch it, live your own drama..

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A bit hyperbolic *@ReasonandWisdomNippon 12:36am ***? - Didn’t accuse **ALL Japanese of prurient intersects & possession of child pornography. Just questioned IF some of these ‘creatives’ may possibly participate in, solicit, exchange, distribute or profit from exploiting children. Look at the related story mentioned in @11:29am. Two stories in one day, although Watsuki’s crimes are buried into a small blurb in the center of the story above:

*- “In 2017 Watsuki began drawing a manga continuation, subtitled "The Hokkaido Arc," written jointly with his wife. The series went on a seven-month hiatus following Watsuki’s arrest for possession of child pornography, but has been in continual publication since September of 2017.” - *

@ReasonandWisdomNippon 12:36am: “Yes. If one Japanese does it, that means all Japanese anime creator's do it too. Ok buddy sure. Any news about a Japanese person doing something Bad= All of us do it too apparently. No context, facts don't matter.” -

The context is laid out as well as the facts above. (Looking forward to your response/rebuttal.)

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Correction to *@9:28m**: “… prurient interests …”

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Ah, cancel culture.

Won't work in Japan!

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