The first Rurouni Kenshin live-action film, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno performed very well at the Japanese box office but now, the third film in the live-action manga saga is poised for a strong debut as 'The Legend Ends."

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, the first of two sequels to the 2012 live-action Rurouni Kenshin film opened on August 1, 2014 in Japan. To date, the film has earned $30.64M dollars in Japan.    

Courtesy of ANN, we have a translation of what's being stated in the trailer.

Kenshin: There is an opponent that I must defeat. The man Makoto Shishio who became the hitokiri after me is threatening the country.
Shishio: It's time to start taking back the country!
Kenshin: If he takes control of the country, so many people will suffer.
Text: For the sake of the future
Man: Place the fate of Japan on your swords!!
Text: That was entrusted to a single man.
Shishio: That guy is still alive. If you hold your life dear, find him, and behead him before the people.
Kaoru: Stop it!!
Shishio: It's time to end this.
Aoshi: I've thrown away everything in order to defeat you.
Megumi: If you can at least stay alive, I'll definitely heal you.
Sojiro: God, you piss me off...
Seijuro: Your life is that of a single human.
Shishio: Let me enjoy this more!!
Narrator: Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends.    

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends is directed by Keishi Ōtomo and stars as Takeru Satoh as Himura Kenshin. It is based on the 1994 manga written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The film follows a 2012 live-action film and the first, of a two-part seuqle, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, which was released on August 1, 2014. The last movie installment, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, will open on Sept. 13, 2014. The films are produced by Studio Swan and distributed by Warner Bros.
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knocturnalzen10 - 8/29/2014, 7:11 AM
it really had a pretty damn sad ending to his story smh ...............
Pox - 8/29/2014, 7:34 AM


Who are you referring to?

anyways...looking forward to this but saddened that it looks like the final fight(s) will be on the boat like the new anime and not at Shishio's final platform like the classic series.

If they wanted to punch out a fourth that focuses on the battousai day...I would not be opposed to this.
McGee - 8/29/2014, 7:34 AM
Stop...stop taunting us with movies we can't see because we don't live in Japan and are too stupid to watch on pirate sites. :(
knocturnalzen10 - 8/29/2014, 7:41 AM

samurai x conclusion isn't really happy most of his life isn't cool honestly........ they really play off his human decision an grasping for atonement thru out the series............. he dies to a disease in the end probably herpes or mad-cow ............
Superheromoviefan - 8/29/2014, 7:48 AM
This is [frick]ing awesome. The graphics and the fight are top. God dam it why it comes out only in japan. There should be a petition about coming out in US
soforizo - 8/29/2014, 8:25 AM
Too many whiny screams in that vid. Can't stand a lot of that.

Movie is a little more fantastical now which is great, but I'd even more of that. It also needs better cinematography.
WOLVERINEDECADE - 8/29/2014, 9:12 AM
Ive seen Kyoto Inferno just today
Fight scenes are still superb!
They made the transition from manga and anime to live action very impressive
cant wait for him to face off w/ the Ten swords (juppon gatana) and Shishio himself!
WOLVERINEDECADE - 8/29/2014, 9:12 AM
And im here in the Philippines by the way, so i guess we're lucky enough the film is shown here
Pox - 8/29/2014, 10:47 AM

yeah was afraid you were talking about that...

Forget that mess since it's garbage and the creator, Nobuhiro Watsuki, has publicly disavowed it and if you actually go read the liner notes of the manga would have preferred (at best) that Kenshin and Kaoru's son (Kenji) fight for the sakabato against Yahiko and Subame's (the waitress from the restaurant)kid.

I'd give a reference page number but all my manga are the French editions (I live in Quebec) and would be useless.

Even the idea that Kenji was a bit off was completely something the anime house made up since the most he was portrayed as in the manga was just being a mama's boy.

Consider the second OAV akin to DragonBall GT if that helps.
COREY6487 - 8/29/2014, 11:11 AM
my country only gets american movies... damn the uk!!! i would really like to see this since i really enjoyed the anime and the first movie really adapted the manga well

DonBowser - 8/29/2014, 11:12 AM
OMG x10

This is gonna be one of the best movie trilogies ever!

The first one was such an accomplishment and this year's duo is likely to surpass it!
LEOSTRATOR - 8/29/2014, 12:07 PM
I got to go to my local Asian dvd shop for a update on when they'll get a copy of this.
HachibiTheMC - 9/3/2014, 2:08 PM
When I saw Shishio pull Mugenjin and perform Ichi no Hiken I was like

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