New Magazine Scans From The Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN Sequels

New magazine scans from "Cinema★Cinema magazine" showcase Kenshin (Takeru Satoh) squaring off against Shishio Makoto (Tatsuya Fujiwara) and Sōjirō Seta (Ryunosuke Kamiki). Be sure to check out our anime section for all the latest kaiju, mecha and shonen news.

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By Mark Julian - 1/11/2014
Principal photography on the shoot, which covered two films, strong>Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire and Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend ended December 27th. The first sequel will be released in Japan on August 1 while the latter currently holds a September 13 release date. No word yet on plans for North American distribution.



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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.
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TelaVizion - 1/11/2014, 5:56 AM
Was the 1st ever released in theaters over here in the States? (I watched it online)...

I hope these 2 are as great as the 1st one was.
Havensent - 1/11/2014, 6:02 AM
I didn't see the first one but I've heard good things. I need to get on that.
NYCGEEK - 1/11/2014, 6:07 AM
The first was AMAZING! Sadly, we didn't get it in theaters.
animeex - 1/11/2014, 6:18 AM
First was good and looking forward to these. I just hope Kenshin's master Hiko Seijuro is in it. The two would be great on screen!
MarkJulian - 1/11/2014, 6:24 AM
@TelaVizion Never released in the States but you can find a sub dvd/blu-ray online.
COREYxYEROC - 1/11/2014, 6:37 AM
just finished the anime and the final arc of the manga. its really good. the final arc didnt get into the anime because it must have been cancelled but it would be good if it made it into the movie. i need to see the first one, this seems to be following the Kyoto arc with Shishio and the Juppongatana.

i really wanna see the final arc be made into a movie. Enishi was a great villain. he was a prick.

after i finish the movie and ova ill watch the first live action movie.
arsonjack - 1/11/2014, 7:16 AM
Tatsuya, like a boss.
TheRealistStarLord - 1/11/2014, 8:04 AM
The first movie was surprisingly great! Can't wait for the sequel.
Pox - 1/11/2014, 10:38 AM
@Corey

These series probably didn't get to finish its run because the anime most likely caught up with the manga (which isn't uncommon i.e. DragonBall Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, etc.) and the producers had to come up with filler material to allow the manga company to move on.

That's most likely how we season 3/the Amakusa Shōgo-arc, which wasn't very good or at least not nearly as good as the Kyoto/Shishi-O arc and probably ended the show's run.

@Animeex

It has been revealed that Hiko will be in the sequels being played by 44 year old actor musician/actor Masaharu Fukuyama (he's 5'11" vs. Takeru Satoh/Kenshin's 5'7")

Swiftsword777 - 1/11/2014, 12:36 PM
Cant wait!
animeex - 1/11/2014, 6:44 PM
Pox... THANK YOU! It is a shame in the anime that after the Shishio story that the series kind of went down. It was good up til the end but after that story arc the rest did not compare. Pox... THANK YOU!
Pox - 1/11/2014, 8:24 PM
aint no thang...

I mean Hiko was a giant of a man but I don't mind them keeping a bit real.

God I hope the fight with him and Fuji is in there.
animeex - 1/12/2014, 4:11 PM
I agree. I loved that he got involved while Kenshin was fighting Shishio. Great fight.
COREYxYEROC - 1/12/2014, 8:55 PM
i just watched the first movie. its amazing. really cant wait for this now

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