As reported in Anime News Network, The June issue of Japan's Shueisha Jump Square magazine announced that a new anime project based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin has been given the go signal for development!
First developed as a manga that ran from 1994-1999 and then making the jump to TV as an anime series that debuted in January 1996, Rurouni Kenshin, or Samurai X as it is known in the west, is a popular series that focuses on a wandering swordsman named Kenshin Himura, who gives up his life as an assassin to live a peaceful life and protect the innocent at the same time. Over the course of the series, Kenshin befriends and makes up a new surrogate family, while contending with numerous problems and adversaries that stem from his past life, forcing him to act and take a stand in order to ensure peace is maintained.
Well over a decade has passed since the series ended its run, but fans continue to revel on the numerous publications and media the series has spawned, including a new PSP game released a month ago that celebrates the TV series 15th anniversary. With the new project announced, here's looking forward to a new OVA and/ or anime series that'll capture the spirit once more, and bring us more action with Kenshin, Sano, and the gang! For more info, visit Anime News Network!