So there’s going to be a new Rurouni Kenshin anime. In keeping with most Japanese new anime announcements, there are literally no other details than “this will exist.” Will it be a movie? OVA series? New TV show? How long will it be? Will it start from the beginning? Cover new adventures? FUCK OFF, says the Japanese News. Right now you get to know is that it will exist at some point in the future, and that is all. Thanks to Strolpol for the tip — and for providing the cinematic video from a recent RK PSP game, which shows what Kenshin looks like in modern animation. (Via Anime News Network)
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