The June issue Jump Square magazine will announce that a new anime project involving Rurouni Kenshin will be developed. I couldn’t be more excited. The anime ended on a whimper, with a horrid third season of filler episodes that was so poorly received that the final arc of the anime was never animated, and a final depressing OVA released as well. Neither came close to matching the series’ high points, which included the wonderfully weaved second season of the TV show and the first two OVAs, which this blogger calls the “most perfect anime ever created.”
As you might be able to tell, I’m hoping (and believing) that the new animation will complete the story told in the manga. This final arc would follow our protagonist’s confrontation with Enishi, the younger brother of Tomoe, Kenshin’s first love. The manga arc is an amazing read and I highly recommend it. It also contains one of the most heart-palpitating scenes I’ve ever read or seen – one that will shock you, particularly if you’re a fan of the series.
Rurouni Kenshin is also a series that’s full of ideas embraced by Christianity. Though much more considered with Shinto practice and Buddhism (except for the aforementioned, painful third season, which centers around a “Christian” sect), themes like sacrifice, justice, grace, and redemption are ever-present in the series. In other words, it would make great fodder for this blog. 😛
I can hardly wait…and hopefully, the wait won’t take forever.
Source: Anime News Network