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Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film's 2nd Teaser Streamed

posted on 2012-03-12 21:17 EDT
Takeru Satoh stars as title samurai in Keishi Ōtomo, Warner's August 25 film

The Japanese website Cinema Today began streaming the second teaser trailer for the live-action film adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga on Tuesday.

The same footage was previewed on the ZIP! morning television program last Wednesday. According to one of the ZIP! hosts and Cinema Today, production on four versions of this newest trailer with English, Chinese, French, and Spanish subtitles has been approved.

Keishi Ōtomo is directing this samurai film with 22-year-old actor Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rookies, Beck, Ryōmaden) as the titular character. 17-year-old actress Emi Takei plays the heroine Kaoru Kamiya. Yuu Aoi (Hana and Alice, Honey and Clover) plays Megumi Takani, Munetaka Aoki (The Last Message Umizaru, live-action The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) plays Sanosuke Sagara, and Taketo Tanaka plays Yahiko Myōjin. Kouji Kikkawa (Let's Dance With Papa) as Jine Udō, Yosuke Eguchi (Shōnan Bakusōzoku, Tokyo Love Story) as Hajime Saitō, and Teruyuki Kagawa (From Up On Poppy Hill, 20th Century Boys) as Kanryū Takeda round out the cast.

The film will open in Japan on August 25. Warner Brothers Japan streamed a previous teaser trailer for the film last December. That earlier teaser received hits from 136 different countries on the film's official site.

Update: More information added.


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