RUROUNI KENSHIN Sequel Production Update

RUROUNI KENSHIN Sequel Production Update

CBM gets an exclusive update from Rurouni Kenshin executive producer Hiroyoshi Koiwai on the status of the two sequels currently filming in Kyoto. Plus, model Lisa Ulliel joins the cast in a top-secret role.

Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire Arc, Rurôni Kenshin: The End of a Legend ArcRurouni Kenshin executive producer Hiroyoshi Koiwai was kind enough to update CBM on the status of the two sequels films (Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire Arc, Rurôni Kenshin: The End of a Legend Arc) currently being shot over in Japan. The production is currently entering the home stretch with filming currently taking place in Kyoto after stops in Goza (Shimasho Goza), Tottori, Kurashiki, Ibaraki and Higashiosaka(Osaka). Kyota is the last location before filming wraps. The two sequels are expected to have an approximate run time of 2 hrs

Koiwai confirmed the cast for the sequel, highlighting Maryjun Takahashi as Komagata Yumi and Lisa Ulliel in a secret role. Koiwai says Ulliel's role will be kept a secret but should be a real treat for Japanese fans and that the idea for her role came from director Keishi Ōtomo. Shinzô Matsuhashi and Minami Ichikawa serve as producers. Maya Fukuzawa is an executive producer alongside Koiwai.

The two sequels will be released next summer.

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Swiftsword777 - 9/20/2013, 5:09 PM
Cant wait for this the first was the SHIT!
Swiftsword777 - 9/20/2013, 5:11 PM
No release date on these?
Tainted87 - 9/20/2013, 5:47 PM
So BOTH movies come out next summer (in Japan)?
I would say it's overkill, but damn the first one was awesome.
MisterBabadook - 9/20/2013, 6:15 PM
So is the "the End of a Legend" arc Reflections?
MasterAlex - 9/20/2013, 6:44 PM
"approximate run time of 2 hrs"
Great news, now show me some set pics with the actors in full costume
Pox - 9/21/2013, 4:23 AM
Anybody heard anything about Seijuro Hiko (Kenshin's master) being in either film?
Ranger14 - 9/21/2013, 8:36 AM
Finally watched the first one last night, as I found it online. Excellent film that keeps fairly accurate to the source. I look forward to what they do with the sequel!
ParaParaJMo - 9/21/2013, 3:14 PM
No Hiko (my favorite character)=Instant Fail
Pox - 9/21/2013, 6:58 PM
saw some production pics of the scene where Kenshin takes on (read as owned his broom-headed ass) and gets the real sakabato.

I hope he can pull off that scream that belts out before launching into what he thought was a death-strike.
LEOSTRATOR - 10/9/2013, 8:08 AM
Best manga movie ever.

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