Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN Cast On The Bigger, Better Sequels
The actors portraying Kaoru, Sanosuke and Yahiko discuss how the upcoming sequels to the 2012 live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie are taking things to the next level with bigger and better action scenes. The first of this year's two sequels will be released in August.
Kaoru actress Emi Takei spoke with Japanese media, along with Sanosuke and Yahiko actors Munetaka Aoki and Kaito Ōyagi about how this year's two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels are upping the ante. The trio confirmed that live the first film, much of the sequels are devoted to action and swordplay only with more spectacular sequences and choreography. Munetaka noted that everything has been improved from the first film, down to the smallest detail, such as the lining on the costumes. Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire opens August 1 in Japan. Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend will open a month later, on September 13. A number of international release dates have been announced but there's still no word on a US release.
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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. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire) will be released in Japan theaters this autumn, on August 1st. The third film, Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend) will be released just a month later, on September 13th.|
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