Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan (2023)

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Japanese: るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2023 to ?
Premiered: Summer 2023
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.771 (scored by 1263812,638 users)
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Ranked: #9932
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Popularity: #2171
Members: 85,802
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Ten years have passed since the end of Bakumatsu, an era of war that saw the uprising of citizens against the Tokugawa shogunate. The revolutionaries wanted to create a time of peace, and a thriving country free from oppression. The new age of Meiji has come, but peace has not yet been achieved. Swords are banned but people are still murdered in the streets. Orphans of war veterans are left with nowhere to go, while the government seems content to just line their pockets with money.

One wandering samurai, Kenshin Himura, still works to make sure the values he fought for are worth the lives spent to bring about the new era. Once known as Hitokiri Battousai, he was feared as the most ruthless killer of all the revolutionaries. Now haunted by guilt, Kenshin has sworn never to kill again in atonement for the lives he took, and he may never know peace until killing is a thing of the past.

Now in the 11th year of Meiji, Kenshin stumbles upon Kaoru Kamiya, owner and head instructor of a small dojo being threatened to close its doors. The police force is powerless to stop the string of murders done in the name of her dojo by a man claiming to be the famous Battousai. Kenshin's wanderings pause for now as he joins Kaoru to clear both their names. But how long can he stay before his past catches up to him?

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"Hiten (飛天)" by Ayase x R-Shitei (R-指定)

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"Kissaki (切っ先)" by Reol


Aug 27, 2023
Preliminary (8/24 eps)
I just watched the entire 90s version for the first time, along with this new version (as well as all the live-action adaptations, and I've started reading the manga). Anyway, since I don't have any nostalgia for it, I can say clearly that, as a filmmaker myself, the direction of the new version is significantly better. As a musician for films, I also find the music to be less impactful. And as a viewer, I enjoyed the 90th version just slightly more. If I were to introduce Rurouni Kenshin to someone who isn't used to older animations, I would definitely recommend the new version, because, ...
Jul 26, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/24 eps)
If you ever have to make a remake of a classic series, the least you can do is to make it better than the earlier version. The 90s version of Rurouni Kenshin may have had its issues, but it was top shonen material for its time and had amazing music score. The current version has neither; its early episodes come off as a generic shonen and the music is largely forgettable, making it a series very few bother to watch.

There are many reasons for that, the most obvious ones being it is airing along with an extremely popular show such as Mushoku Tensei, an ...
Aug 12, 2023
Preliminary (4/24 eps)
Yeah so basically i watched the anime when the first episode aired and 4 episodes later it didn`t interest me. Kenshin was almost at the end of the episode to deal with some shit. Yeah the Female was kinda uninteresting and annoying and that young side Character was just a little bitch. honestly maybe when the anime stops airing i`ll probably binge through the whole anime but for now i wll just leave this Review. Its just i believe at this time period the Story is outdated and didn`t age well. Unlike One Piece or any of the two in the Big 3, The Manga ...

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