In 2016, the films were released by Funimation in the United States as Rurouni Kenshin: Origins, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends. The film debuted in Hong Kong on December 6, 2012. The only slight disappointment is Emi Takei as Kaoru. The release dates for the U. For more of our anime coverage, check out I! The live-action Rurouni Kenshin movies are coming to theaters in the U. Megumi Yu Aoi , who is being forced to make opium, manages to escape from his mansion and subsequently seeks shelter at Kaoru's dojo. Rurouni Kenshin bursts forth on the screen with heart and with sword, just as his name implies.
He arrives in a countryside of Japan and subsequently meets Kamiya Kaoru Emi Takei , the owner of a fencing school used to run by her late father. The action sequence is also top-notch. The newspaper adds that the staff aims to release the film internationally and eventually make a series. After witnessing his brutality firsthand, Kenshin agrees to intervene and help keep the peace. Satoh commented that he always puts all of his effort into his projects and that he has a special feeling about these new films. The film was licensed for distribution in over 60 countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia. As the two ex-assassins prepare for their final fight, the wanderer with the back-blade and a bloody past will learn which force truly drives him—his will to live or his killer instinct.
This evokes a memory for Kenshin from his years as an assassin when he witnessed a woman mourning a man that he had killed, a sword fight that left a scar on his face. Directed by Keishi Ōtomo, the film stars and. Takeda is also a notorious criminal who runs a huge opium operation. Luckily, she escapes in the ensuing chaos. We have at last a film that shows what a live action adaptation of an anime should be like. He walks away from the battlefield as the Empire is finally declared victory and thus a new era has born. The movie has its flaw, though.
He also found Satoh as a good fit for Kenshin's character after the two worked together in a previous film. With his mind set on revenge, he trains day and night to learn the final technique of his deadly fighting style. While he builds up his strength, Shishio and his army attack the coastline and force the new government to name Kenshin a wanted man. Saitō assists them to subdue Kanryū, who is armed with a. In addition to Rurouni Kenshin, the 2012 line up features some of the films to come out of Japan over the last year. It was announced that was cast in the role of on July 2, as was director Keishi Ōtomo's return.
Produced by , with actual film production done by Studio Swan, the film was directed by Keishi Ōtomo and stars of fame as Kenshin, Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara and as Kaoru. So, if you like what we do and want to help us out, make an exception by turning off AdBlock for our website. Makoto Shishio, a former assassin like Kenshin, was betrayed, set on fire and left for dead. . After his release, he is greeted by Kaoru who knows Kenshin is not the Battōsai who had defamed her dojo and takes him back to the dojo. We're just a group of gamers here, like you, doing what we love to do: playing video games and bringing y'all niche goodness.
Written by Trivia Though Gein, the masked henchman of Kanryu, is based off the character of the same name from the manga, he has much more in common with Han'nya from the manga. Ads support the website by covering server and domain costs. In the meantime, they provided this synopsis: In the wake of a brutal civil war, Kenshin Himura, once a feared killer, turns his back on bloodshed and vows to carry a reversed-edge blade for the rest of his days. Released for Spain in the annual on October 10, 2012. His mask is a combination of both Gein and Han'nya's masks.
Most of the time you'll see her more of a damsel-in-distress than a so-called tough vixen she meant to be. There were actually lines in the movie that made me think 'I want to use that line in the manga! This film is many things: part Japanese historical drama, part action movie, and part nostalgic emotional journey. However, Udō Jin-e, under the service of Kanryū, hunts her down, slaying everyone in the police station. But, the Battōsai's old katana is not left alone. As the street brawler Sagara Sanosuke, Munetaka Aoki carries that familiar rough-and-tumble attitude effectively, while Teruyuki Kagawa is gleefully over-the-top as the villainous Kanryu Takeda.
Banjin Inui Genki Sudo in a brutal fisticuffs; and of course the final sword-fight between Kenshin and Jin-e in a forest. Gein Gou Ayano , the masked ex-samurai; Sanosuke vs. Later that night, a masked man working for Kanryū warns Megumi of coming dangers. Meanwhile the killer Battosai is murdering police officers and leaving messages attached to their bodies. When Kenshin helps the idealistic Kaoru Kamiya from the gangsters of the powerful opium drug lord Kanryuu Takeda that wants her school for his production of opium, Kaoru invites Kenshin to stay in the school. Kenshin afterward moves in with Kaoru and her only student, the boy. Jin-e commits suicide, telling Kenshin before his last breath that he who lives by the sword must die by the sword, a re-occurring theme, counter to Kenshin's vow never to kill again.
Source: Please consider supporting us on Patreon so we can continue providing quality tokusatsu news coverage. To further provoke Kenshin, Jin-e uses a special technique that paralyzes Kaoru's lungs and can only be undone with his death. Ten years later, Battosai becomes a wanderer and now calls himself as Himura Kenshin. These movies were tentatively known as and , and have Satoh Takeru, Takei Emi and Eguchi Yosuke reprising their roles as Kenshin, Kaoru and Saitō respectively. It drew me in, especially the scene with Saitō's Gatotsu pose. Her character is supposed to be a tomboy-ish type, but yet she is too pretty to pull off the part convincingly.