Aniplex of America Announces Free Stream of Rurouni Kenshin OVA via Nico Nico Douga
Aniplex of America has announced that they will be collaborating with Nico Nico Live on Nico Nico Douga to present a free live streaming event of Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal in english subtitles. The stream will take place on August 19th at 10:00 PM PST. The stream will be available at the following URL:
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Nico Nico Live on Nico Nico Douga (Harajyuku) http://www.kenshin-tv.com/ (Shibuyaku Tokyo, the epresentative director Seiji Sugimoto) announces its FREE LIVE STREAMING of Rurouni Kenshin OVA: Trust & Betrayal (Tsuioku-hen) simultaneously in Japan, U.S.A. and Canada licensed from Aniplex Inc. (Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, the representative director Koichiro Natsume, Hideo Katsumata).
This once in a lifetime streaming event will go LIVE on August 20th (Sat) 14:00~16:05 in Japan and onAugust 19th (Fri) 22:00~24:05 US pacific standard time in North America. This special event is part of the celebration for Rurouni Kenshin’s 15 year anniversary since its original TV airing in Japan. This is also a launch event for the August 24th Blu-Ray Release of Rurouni Kenshin OVA: Trust & Betrayal (Tsuioku-hen) simultaneously in both Japan and North America. Audiences in Japan, U.S.A and Canada can enjoy this LIVE STREAM event together with Japanese Audio and English Subtitles.
A LIVE Streaming event for the hit OVA Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection (Seiso-hen) is also in the works for September.
■About LIVE STREAMING EVENT
【Rurouni Kenshin Streaming Live: Trust and Betrayal】
“Rurouni Kenshin- Trust & Betrayal (Tsuioku-hen)”
【date&Time】 August 20th (Sat) 14:00~16:05 Japan time
August 19th (Fri) 22:00~24:05 USA PST
*episode 1 The Man of the Slashing Sword
*episode 2 The Lost Cat
*episode 3 The Previous Night at the Mountain Home
*episode 4 The Cross-shaped Wound
・Rurouni Kenshin 15th Annniversary official HP
・Aniplex of America Rurouni Kenshin HP
■About Rurouni Kenshin OVA: Trust & Betrayal (Tsuioku-hen)
Set in nineteenth century Japan, journey into Kenshin’s past as a young orphan where he learns his fighting skills from the great swordsman Hiko. Witness his beginnings from an idealistic youth to a cold-hearted assassin in a land torn by warfare and rebellion. Amidst all the killing and betrayal, Kenshin’s world is
thrown into further confusion by the arrival of a mysterious woman named Tomoe. Are Tomoe’s true intentions to help Kenshin, or does she hide a secret that can destroy everything Kenshin has come to depend on. Follow them on their journey as Kenshin and Tomoe try to escape from the past and start their life anew.
Learn where Kenshin received his scar and discover Kenshin’s balance between trust and betrayal. (Text from Aniplex of America HP)