Sentai Filmworks Licenses RUROUNI KENSHIN ~ NEW KYOTO ARC
Return to one of anime’s most beloved anime in Sentai Filmworks newest acquisition from Aniplex Inc.: RUROUNI KENSHIN ~ NEW KYOTO ARC (るろうに剣心―明治剣客浪満譚― 新京都編, Rurouni Kenshin – Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Shin Kyooto-Hen, 2011).
Get ready for blades to flash and blood to flow as Nobuhiro Watsuki’s acclaimed masterpiece returns for a new look at one of its most compelling storylines. Directed by series veteran Kazuhiro Furuhashi (YOU’RE UNDER ARREST, GETBACKERS) with script services by Mari Okada (CAANAN, THE BOOK OF BANTORRA), character designs by Hiromitsu Hagiwara and music by Noriyuki Asakura (RAGNAROK THE ANIMATION).
Although she’s only sixteen and looks even younger, Misao Makimachi is already a skilled and competent member of the Oniwabanshū ninja clan. Which is a fortunate thing for Misao, as her onimitsu talents may be all that keeps her alive when a journey in search of the leader of the clan, Aoshi Shinomori, leads her instead into a face-to-face encounter with an even more dangerous man and a plot to overthrow the Meiji government!
Quickly enmeshed in the affairs of the legendary assassin Hitokiri Battosai, now known as Kenshin Himura wielder of the reverse-blade sword, Misao finds herself pulled into the middle of a deadly intrigue against Makoto Shishio, who is orchestrating the conquest of all Japan, beginning with Kyoto!
RUROUNI KENSHIN ~ NEW KYOTO ARC will be available next year on bilingual DVD and BD and through digital outlets.
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Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD, GUIN SAGA, NEEDLESS, CANAAN and ANGEL BEATS. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23 Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.