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Gaga Corp. to Handle Sales of Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin's Int'l Rights

posted on 2012-07-20 16:00 EDT

Japan's Gaga Corporation revealed on Thursday that it will handle the sales of international rights to the live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie, excluding Japan and North America. The staff already produced a teaser trailer with subtitles in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese.

Keishi Ōtomo is directing the 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.

Source: Screen Daily


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