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Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Adds Yuu Aoi, Munetaka Aoki

posted on 2011-08-30 08:30 EDT by Egan Loo
Also: Taketo Tanaka (Yahiko Myōjin) joins Takeru Satoh (Kenshin), Emi Takei (Kaoru)

The October issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine is announcing on Saturday that Yuu Aoi (pictured right), Munetaka Aoki (pictured below), and Taketo Tanaka have joined next year's live-action film adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin samurai manga. Aoi (Hana and Alice, Honey and Clover) will play Megumi Takani, while Aoki (The Last Message Umizaru, live-action The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) will play Sanosuke Sagara. 11-year-old Tanaka will take on the role of Yahiko Myōjin.

22-year-old actor Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rookies, Beck, Ryōmaden) has already been cast as the title samurai himself, and 17-year-old actress Emi Takei will play the heroine Kaoru Kamiya. Keishi Ōtomo will direct Satoh, Aoi, and Aoki on this new film, just as he did in last year's NHK historical television series Ryōmaden. Warner Brothers Pictures Japan is producing the film, and filming began last month.

[Via Manga News]

Update: Magazine issue corrected. Thanks, Manga News.


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