Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN Sequels Release New Teaser
Here's a new teaser (w/ English subtitles) for the first of the two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels dropping this summer in Japan. Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire arc is looking even better than the first film.
The first installment in the two-part adaptation of Kyoto Arc from Nobuhiro Watsuki Rurouni Kenshin manga looks quite epic. There's a host of new characters - allies and foe alike, that fans have been very anxious to see. And from the looks of things, director Keishi Ōtomo will not disappoint. The first film, Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire arc, will be released August 1st. Part 2, Rurôni Kenshin: The End of a Legend arc, will follow a month later on September 13th. Keep your fingers crossed for a limited theatrical release here in the US.
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|Next summer's live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels, "Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire arc" and "Rurôni Kenshin: The End of a Legend arc" will look to adapt the "Kyoto Arc" of the original manga from Nobuhiro Watsuki. Keishi Ōtomo returns to direct both feature films for Studio Swan. Takeru Satoh plays Kenshin Himura, Emi Takei returns as Kaoru Kamiya, Yusuke Iseya plays Aoshi Shinomori, Munetaka Aoki plays Sanosuke Sagara, Yuu Aoi co-stars as Megumi Takani, Ryunosuke Kamiki plays Sōjirō Seta, Yosuke Eguchi plays Hajime Saitō, Tatsuya Fujiwara plays Makoto Shishio, the venerable min Tanaka plays Nenji Kashiwazaki/Okina, Kazufumi Miyazawa plays Toshimichi Ōkubo, Yukiyoshi Ozawa plays Hirobumi Itō, Kaito Ōyagi plays Yahiko Myōjin, Maryjun Takahashi plays Yumi Komagata and Ryosuke Miura plays Chō Sawagejō. Watsuki's original manga began in 1994 and recently concluded its non-concurrent run this past June in Jump Square. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire) will be released in Japan theaters this autumn, on August 1st. The third film, Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend) will be released just a month later, on September 13th.|
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