The Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN Sequel Adds 6

The Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN Sequel Adds 6

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.

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.

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

Awesome Second Trailer For Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN
Surprisingly Awesome First Trailer For Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN

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Mark Julian
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Filed Under "Anime & Manga" 8/4/2013 Source: via Anime News Network
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KC - 8/4/2013, 5:16 PM
Looking good, would've liked someone a little older to play Yumi but whatever....Thanks again Julian.
HeeroG - 8/4/2013, 5:19 PM
Ryōsuke Miura was awesome in 'Kamen Rider OOO'!
Glad to see him in this cast!
BlindJustice - 8/4/2013, 6:17 PM
I bet it will still be better than Dragon BallZ and The Last Fart Bender.
BLACKTHORN - 8/4/2013, 6:53 PM
what about Shishio?
Pox - 8/4/2013, 8:40 PM
Not surprised they had to cast Yahiko...damned kids and their growth spurts.

With Cho being there...I'm thinking they'll break the sakabato and do the fight where Kenshin gets the new, better one.
MatchesMalone1989 - 8/4/2013, 9:38 PM
Can't wait till these drop!
MisterBabadook - 8/5/2013, 6:10 AM
Very nice!
HachibiTheMC - 8/5/2013, 10:01 AM
~pushes chips towards the center of the table~

I'm all in.

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