The Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN Sequel Adds 6
Tons of new casting additions were revealed today for the two sequels to 2012's Rurouni Kenshin. As the two sequel films will deal with the Oniwabanshū, most of the announced roles are for the undercover agents of the Tokugawa era. Min Tanaka (The Twilight Samurai) will portray Okina. Musician Kazufumi Miyazawa will play Toshimichi Ōkubo. Yukiyoshi Ozawa (The Hidden Blade) will portray Hirobumi Itō. Kaito Ōyagi will replace Taketo Tanaka as Yahiko Myōjin in the sequels. Japanese model Maryjun Takahashi will portray the femme-fatale and Shishio love interest, Yumi Komagata. Ryōsuke Miura(Kamen Rider OOO) will portray Sawagejō Chō.
The roles of Okina, Toshimichi Ōkubo, Hirobumi Itō, Yumi Komagata, and Chō Sawagejō have all been cast for the two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels. Also, the role of young Yahiko Myōjin has been recast.
Filming on the two sequels, which will both be released next summer, is already underway. Previously, it was announced that Tatsuya Fujiwara (Light Yagami in Death Note) would portray Kenshin's chief rival, Shishio Makoto. Ryunosuke Kamiki (Big Man Japan, Summer Wars) will play Sōjirō Seta and Yusuke Iseya (Casshern, 13 Assassins) will play Aoshi Shinomori. The two sequel films are titled, "Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire" and "Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend", respectively.
Kaito Ōyagi will replace Taketo Tanaka as Yahiko Myōjin
Kazufumi Miyazawa will play Toshimichi Ōkubo
Japanese model Maryjun Takahashi will portray Yumi Komagata
Min Tanaka will portray Okina
Ryōsuke Miura will portray Sawagejō Chō
Yukiyoshi Ozawa will portray Hirobumi Itō
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