Who would knew this day would come! I have been a long time fan of Rurouni Kenshin, hell, I bought the manga back when I was a kid a book per week, also recently finished watching the whole anime series last year. Season 1 and 2 stayed true to the manga up till volume 16 before it diverges into side stories and 2 arcs of its own in season 3 which were….pretty crappy (lol feng shui fighters). Perhaps this anime series will reboot the entire franchise or continue straight from volume 17 of the manga. Personally, I hope for it to continue straight from the manga since season 1 and 2 were already pretty well done.
News quote from ANN as below:
The June issue of Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine is announcing on Thursday that production on a new Rurouni Kenshin anime project has been green-lit. More information will be provided in future issues of Jump Square.
The magazine also noted that the Blu-ray Disc versions of the two Rurouni Kenshin original video anime (OVA) projects and the Rurouni Kenshin: Ishin Shishi no Chinkonka [Requiem] film will ship between August 24 and October 26. A compilation CD will ship on July 27. Rurouni Kenshin, Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Saisen, a new game for the Sony PSP system, already shipped last month.
Nobuhiro Watsuki’s original 1994-1999 samurai manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump inspired a television anime series that is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Viz Media published the manga in North America, and Media Blasters’ AnimeWorks label released the television anime. ADV Films released the two OVA projects and the film under the licenser’s prescribed title Samurai X.
Since he ended the Rurouni Kenshin manga, Watsuki drew Gun Blaze West and Buso Renkin. His current title, Embalming – The Another Tale of Frankenstein, has been running in Jump Square since the magazine’s inaugural issue in 2007.