Rurouni Kenshin is an adventurous Japanese manga series and Nobuhiro Watsuki is the writer and illustrator of Rurouni Kenshin. The story of the manga series is set in the eleventh year of the Meiji era in Japan.
Rurouni Kenshin’s meaning is the wandering samurai and the plot of the manga series revolves around Hitokiri Battosai, a former assassin. It is one of the best-selling manga series as it has sold over 72 million copies.
The manga series’ first adaptation was released around 1996 and now in 2023 the manga series is again adapted and directed by Hideyo Yamamoto.
Rurouni Kenshin Season 1 was able to gain the attention of the audience and now the fans are waiting for the second season of the manga series.
Here is so far what we know the Rurouni Kenshin Season 2.
Rurouni Kenshin Season 2 Release Date
The first season of the manga series was released on 7 July 2023 and it is still ongoing. So far only four episodes from the first season have been released.
There is no announcement about the second season of Rurouni Kenshin yet from the production team. It looks like we will have to wait for the first season to get finished for Rurouni Kenshin Season 2.
Rurouni Kenshin Plot
The themes of the manga series are romance, atonement, and peace. It explores the genre of adventure and martial arts.
The plot of the manga series is about a wandering samurai, Himura Kenshin who served in the war of Boshin during the Meiji Era but now he wanders around the countryside with his katana.
To repent for his sins that were all the people killed during the war he offers his protection to those who are weak or are in need. One day he meets with Kamiya Kaoru, a young woman who was fighting with a murderer.
Kenshin helped her in defeating the murderer and Kaoru expressing her gratefulness offered him a place to stay. He meets with many people who became his friends – Sagara Sanosuke, Myōjin Yahiko, and Takani Megumi.
They helped him in defeating new and old enemies like Shishio Makoto and Yukishiro Enishi. He also falls in love with a woman named Yukishiro Tomoe and marries her. She is also the sister of Enishi who later used her as bait to lure Kenshin.
Kenshin, in the end, killed Tomoe as he mistakes her with one of the enemies. Enishi seeing this was thirsty for revenge and he kidnaps Kamiya Kaoru by fooling Kenshin into that he killed Kaoru with a fake corpse doll.
Soon Kenshin realizes that he was fooled and sets with his friend to save Kaoru from Enishi. Kenshin defeats Enishi in a final battle and was able to save Kaoru.
In the end, four years later, Kenshin proposes to Kaoru. Kenshin and Kaoru get married and had a child named Himura Kenji. Kenshin gave away his katana to Yahiko in his ceremony as a ceremonial gift.
Characters Of The Rurouni Kenshin
Himura Kenshin is the main protagonist of the manga series, he is the wandering samurai and has a reverse blade katana.
He becomes a wanderer in order to repent his sins which he committed during the war. He is a former assassin who provides his protection to people in need.
Kamiya Kaoru is the wife of Kenshin and an instructor at the Kendo school in Tokyo.
Myōjin Yahiko is an orphan and a friend of Kenshin. He was a student in the Kendo School operated by Kaoru. He got the reverse blade katana of Kenshin.
Sagara Sanosuke is a former member of the Sekihō Army and a friend of Kenshin.
Takani Megumi is the doctor who used to sell opium and is a friend of Kenshin.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the rating of the manga series, Rurouni Kenshin?
The IMDb rating of the manga series is 7.4/10 and on rotten tomatoes, it is 84%.
2. Where can you watch Rurouni Kenshin?
You can watch The manga series on Netflix.
3. Who is the writer of Rurouni Kenshin?
Nobuhiro Watsuki is the writer of Rurouni Kenshin.
4. Is Rurouni Kenshin's 2023 version the sequel?
No, Rurouni Kenshin’s 2023 version is the re-adaptation of the original manga series.
5. Is Rurouni Kenshin Season 2 out?
No, Rurouni Kenshin Season 2 is not out as the first season status is ongoing.