Latest Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen Part 2 Teaser Unveiled

11th Jun 2012 by

The release second part of the Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen OVA is drawing close and the teaser has already been released.

Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen, whose alternate title goes by Rurouni Kenshin – Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Shin Kyoto-Hen (るろうに剣心―明治剣客浪満譚― 新京都編) is a retelling of the original Kyoto arc from the anime series but from the point of view of the young kunoichi, Misao Makimachi (巻町操).

The first part of the OVA was released on December 17, 2011 and ran for 45 minutes. Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi returns to direct the next half of the series, together with writer Mari Okada and musical composer Noriyuki Asakura. Part 2 will still be produced by Studio DEEN.

Shin Kyoto-Hen’s first part mostly tells the story of introductions and reacquaintances: how Kenshin met Misao and how they both journeyed to obtain a new Sakabato after Sojiro Seta destroyed his sword in a quick match; how Kaoru and Yahiko managed to reach Kenshin’s master, Seijuro Hiko; how Sanosuke managed to track down Saito without wasting any effort. It also shows parts of Shishio’s personal affairs.

The second part will be released on June 23 in 10 Japanese theaters and will be screened for three (3) weeks. Check out the short promo below and don’t miss the final half of Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen!

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