News Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin's 5 Character Promos Streamed
posted on 2012-07-15 16:00 EDT
Several Japanese websites — Eiga.com, @nifty Eiga, Cinema Cafe, Movie Walker, and Pia — hosted character-focused promotional videos for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film on Friday. The videos feature the heroine Kaoru Kamiya, the murderous Jine Udō, the cunning Megumi Takani, Kenshin's ally Sanosuke Sagara, and the former Shinsengumi captain Hajime Saitō. There are also two more videos focusing on the film's lead (Kenshin Himura) and Kanryū Takeda.
Keishi Ōtomo is directing this adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga 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 Kaoru. 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.
Thanks to karyuudo0127 for the news tip.