Japanese live-action movie Rurouni Kenshin unveils first stills on February 19!
Check out the photos below:
Rurouni Kenshin is a Japanese manga series also known as Samurai X by Nobuhiro Watsuki.
Set in the early Meiji era, Rurouni Kenshin is a story about a former assassin named Hitokiri Battosai. He is also known as Himura Kenshin (Takeru Satoh).
Himura Kenshin was a key participant during the Bakumatsu war. Eventually, he wanders as an ordinary swordsman who helps the government and the people in need. He does this to atone for all the murders he committed in the past.
The live-action movie graced the cinemas last 2012 followed by its sequels. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014) and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014). In these movies, music from One OK Rock serves as their official soundtrack.
After five years, Warner Bros Japan announces in April 2019 that the final chapter is currently in the works. Rurouni Kenshin The Final Chapter will air this summer 2020.
The final chapter will be released in two parts. Rurouni Kenshin: The Final will open in Japan on July 3. On the other hand, Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning will open on August 7.
Takeru Satoh will be reprising his role as Himura Kenshin. Additionally, the cast from the previous movies returns for their roles. They are Takei Emi as Kamiya Kaoru, Aoki Munetaka as Sagara Sanosuke, and Aoi Yuu as Takani Megumi.
Actor Mackenyu will also join the cast as Yukishiro Enishi. He is a mysterious arms dealer that will be in conflict with Kenshin.
Will Kenshin be able to redeem himself by helping the people of Japan? Are you also excited bes?
UPDATE: [as of 22 February 2020]
Rurouni Kenshin: The Final Chapter unveils teaser on February 21!
Check out the teaser below.
The teaser shows how Kenshin gets a mark of X in his face. It also shows Kenshin dealing with Yukishiro Enishi. Are you excited bes?