Oh my god! So excited! I was never a fan of Rurouni Kenshin anima/manga but when I was introduced to the first Rurouni Kenshin live action movie released in 2012, I fell in love with it so when a sequel was being announced, I was thrilled! I wouldn’t say the movie has made me into such a huge fan that I’d go otaku on its anime and manga but I’d definitely tune in for the upcoming movies. The first one was very well set up, filmed and action packed. To me, Japanese movie always lack the punch as compared to J-drama but Kenshin delivered the punch (or maybe I always choose the wrong movies to watch shrugs).
What’s more exciting is that there are going to be TWO sequels. SCREAMMMMM. The teaser looks good already so if those of you who hasn’t seen the first, what are you waiting for? Chop! Chop! Pali! Hayaku! Go and grab a DVD (I recommend to watch it in high definition and big screen TV) NOW!
The two upcoming Rurouni Kenshin films based on the Kyoto Arc entitled “Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc” and “Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend Arc” are both slated to have summer 2014 release.
So here it is some movie stills and a teaser for us to look forward to!
[Teaser] Rurouni Kenshin Sequel
Casts of Rurouni Kenshin Sequel
Note: I love that this person chose this BGM from Kenshin prequel. It was a powerful music and captured my attention immediately.
Himura Kenshin (Satoh Takeru)
Protagonist of Rurouni Kenshin. A wandaring samurai carrying a sakabato (reverse blade sword). A katana that has the cutting edge on the inwardly curved side of the sword, thus being nearly incapable of killing. Kenshin wanders the countryside of Japan offering protection and aid to those in need, as atonement for the murders he once committed as an assassin. In Tokyo, he meets a young woman named Kamiya Kaoru, who invites him to live in her dojo despite learning about Kenshin’s past.
Kamiya Kaoru (Takei Emi)
Kenshin’s love interest (in future) and the owner of the Kamiya Kasshin-ryū dojo.
Shinomori Aoshi (Iseya Yusuki)
The strongest member of the Juppongatana group.
Kashiwazaki Nenji or Okina (Tanaka Min)
The Oniwabanshu group’s elder member.
Makimachi Misao (Tsuchiya Tao)
[Trailer] Rurouni Kenshin Prequel
Watch the trailer to the prequel if you haven’t seen the first one!