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Bandai Namco Reveals Rurouni Kenshin: Kengekikenran

It may be a decade or two late, but Bandai Namco has finally decided to release a new free-to-play game based on Nobuhiro Watsuki’s samurai manga Rurouni Kenshin. The franchise is notable for its clever use of historical figures as influences for most of its characters, and for being part responsible for One Piece author […]

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Top 5 Anime Games That Should Have Been Released Outside of Japan

The thing about a lot of anime franchises, particularly shonen ones, is that they lend themselves well to video game adaptations. When a guy in a suit wants to milk more money from a show about spiky-haired people shooting lasers from their swords while kicking each other into mountains, the first thing he thinks of […]

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Digital Weekly Shonen Jump to Publish Rurouni Kenshin Spin-Off

The English version of Viz’s digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will be publishing the first chapter of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s “Honō wo Suberu -Rurouni Kenshin: Uramaku-” (Controlling Flame -Rurouni Kenshin: Hidden Chapter-) spinoff manga on its July 14th issue. The second and final chapter will then run a month later.

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Rurouni Kenshin One-Shot Will Focus on Shishio Makoto

Just in time for August’s Rurouni Kenshin – The Kyoto Fire and September’s The Legend’s Conclusion live action adaptations, Nobuhiro Watsuki will be revisiting his iconic manga series for a one-shot that delves into the backstory of the villain Shishio Makoto. The one-shot is planned for the August issue of Jump Square, which goes on […]

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5 Best Fight Scenes in Anime

Personally, I almost always prefer manga over its anime adaptation. You’re getting the better art and story because you’re getting something that’s closer to what the author and artist originally had in mind, and you usually get better pacing – manga chapters come out faster and you can slog through an entire volume in a […]

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Top 5 Best Anime/Manga Live Action Adaptations

Most of the time, when news about a new live action adaptation of a popular manga or anime franchise surfaces, fans groan collectively. If the studio and creative staff behind said adaptation are credible, fans might give it a chance but on the whole, every single new live-action adaptation makes fans feel that we’ll get […]

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5 Unexpectedly OP Side Characters in Anime

When it comes to anime, particularly mainstream shonen ones, it’s pretty much a given that the main character will become overpowered at some point. Increasing the protagonist’s power beyond everyone else’s is a workable, easy way of showing progress and resolving conflicts. Villains, especially main ones, need to be overpowered for obvious reasons. However, there […]

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Crunchyroll to Stream Rurouni Kenshin in English and Japanese

If you can’t get enough of older anime – especially anime featuring guys fighting other guys – this is news that you may want to note. Crunchyroll announced the release of Rurouni Kenshin in both English and Japanese. People who use Crunchyroll may view the anime on their PC or a tablet. Unfortunately, if you […]

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First Preview Video for J-Stars Victory VS

A new preview video for the upcoming J-Stars Victory VS has just been released, showing off some of the characters that will be playable in the 3D fighter. For those not in the know, J-Stars Victory VS. is created in honor of Shonen Jump’s 45th anniversary, and will feature some of the iconic manga franchises […]

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Live Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel in Development

The live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie adaptation has done well commercially, managing a $36.7 million cume in Japan and $25 million cume internationally, as well as garnered critical acclaim, so it’s not really that surprising that a sequel is being readied. While not officially confirmed, the news came from a reputable source – the movie’s Spanish […]

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Rurouni Kenshin: Kansei Short Commercial

A new commercial has just been released for the upcoming 2D fighter, Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Kansei. The game is exclusive to the PSP, and features over 30 playable characters rendered in brushwork-style cel shading. http://youtu.be/d2gAuEy1MtQ

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Preview Trailer for Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen Anime

In support of Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen’s June 23 screening, a new preview trailer for the second half of the anime has been released. The Shin Kyoto-Hen OVA is a remake of Rurouni Kenshin’s Kyoto story arc, directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi (of the original Rurouni Kenshin anime and Getbackers) and animated by Studio DEEN (Rurouni […]