Chainsaw Man Star Joins New Rurouni Kenshin Anime as Sanosuke Sagara

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The legendary Hitokiri Battousai is coming back next year and he's bringing his friends with him. A new teaser for the Rurouni Kenshin reboot has just been dropped and it confirms that Sanosuke Sagara and Yahiko Myojin will be joining Kenshin Himura. In addition to that, the new anime has cast Chainsaw Man star Taku Yashiro as Sano.

New Rurouni Kenshin Anime Drops New Teaser

The new teaser for Rurouni Kenshin was unveiled during Jump Festa 2023 and it shows more of Kenshin's interactions with Kaoru Kamiya. The preview also confirms Sanosuke Sagara and Yahiko Myojin will be joining the action.

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Interestingly, it was announced that Sanosuke Sagara will be played by Taku Yashiro who previously played Hirokazu Arai in Chainsaw Man. Since Arai was killed off in the MAPPA series, Yashiro is certainly ready to play another tall sidekick.

It was also confirmed that Lycoris Recoil star Makoto Koichi will provide the voice of Yahiko Myojin. Yashiro and Koichi will join Soma Saito as Kenshin Himura and Rie Takahashi as Kaoru Kamiya.

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Rurouni Kenshin is based on the manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki and will follow Kenshin Himura, a soft-spoken wanderer who saves dojo owner Kaoru Kamiya from a murderer who claims to be Hitokiri Battosai, an infamous assassin from the Bakumatsu.

The manga has been adapted into an anime back in the 1990s along with several OVAs and a series of live-action films. The movies starred Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura, Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya, Munetaka Aoki as Sagara Sanosuke, and Yu Aoi as Takani Megumi.

The new Rurouni Kenshin anime has not yet been given an official release date. However, it is already expected to be broadcast on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block in 2023. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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