Rurouni Kenshin is returning to fans with another anime adaptation. Previously the manga has been adapted into anime(1996) and multiple live-action movies, while both mediums are watchable they leave a lot to be desired. The manga and anime have a significant fan base and a faithful adaptation of the series is well anticipated.
- The Rurouni Kenshin anime will come out in July and complete its run for this year in two-cours, from Summer 2023 to Fall 2023. Assuming that this adaptation will be faithful to the manga, what will the Rurouni Kenshin Tv anime 2nd cour will be about? The information about the upcoming anime is very scarce so here’s a guide on what it might cover.
Rurouni Kenshin Manga
The Rurouni Kenshin manga is the story of Himura Kenshin who atones for murders and other atrocities committed by him, during his participation in the Boshin war as an assassin.
He sets out with a reverse blade and helps Kamiya Kaoru in a fight and she offers him shelter in return. Kenshin has left his violent lifestyle behind to help those in need. But it’s not that easy as his former enemies, as well as new ones, start to show up.
The manga has 3 arcs primarily with a sequel. Tokyo arc, Kyoto arc, and Jinchu arc were covered in the anime of 1996. But only Kyoto Arc was adapted faithfully. The rest of them had a lot of filler content which made the anime pale in comparison to the manga. The new adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin will hopefully make up for the shortcomings of its predecessors.
Rurouni Kenshin TV anime 2023 1st cour
Keeping in mind that, the upcoming anime is a reboot. It’s safe to assume that the anime will start from the beginning and will be covering the Tokyo arc in its first cour. Upto Kenshin’s meeting with Okubo Toshimichi and his departure for Kyoto. The pacing might be a little fast for the first cour which will start airing on July 6th this summer.
Rurouni Kenshin TV anime 2nd cour: What will it be about?
The 2nd cour will cover the Kyoto arc of the manga. The source material is more than enough for an entire season, so they might leave the arc in between followed by a sequel sometime in the future. The Kyoto arc starts with the reactions of Kenshin’s friends’ reactions to his departure from Tokyo. The Kyoto arc is almost 11 volumes long so we’ll probably only see the setup part of the arc this season.
The anime will end somewhere around Kenshin’s training with Hiko. The Rurouni Kenshin TV anime series 2nd cour will air later this year. We won’t be able to get to the Jinchuu arc just yet. Another season with 2 cours can bring an end to Kyoto as well as the Jinchuu arc but all of that is the talk of the future.
The anime adaptation comes as a ray of hope for the fans of the series as they are yet to see a faithful adaptation of the manga. So far with the trailer, it seems like this adaptation has great things in store. The upcoming anime series will hopefully satiate both the existing fans and bring in new fans for the series.