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Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Bloopers Lead to Gum Ads

posted on 2012-08-20 01:00 EDT
Stars Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei flub lines, end up promoting Lotte chewing gum

The official YouTube channel for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film began streaming bloopers — as television ads promoting Lotte's Fit's Link and Fruitio chewing gum.

In the gum ads, the film's stars Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rookies, Beck, Ryōmaden) and Emi Takei (Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, For Love's Sake/Ai to Makoto) flub their lines, leading audience members to exclaim, "Kanda?" — the Japanese word for "chew" (kamu) is also the word for "flub."

Satoh stars in the film as the titular swordsman, while Takei plays the heroine Kaoru Kamiya. Keishi Ōtomo is directing this period drama film after working with Satoh on Ryōmaden. 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. Hajime Saitō (Shōnan Bakusōzoku and Tokyo Love Story's Yosuke Eguchi), Kouji Kikkawa (Let's Dance With Papa) as Jine Udō, and Teruyuki Kagawa (From Up On Poppy Hill, 20th Century Boys) as Kanryū Takeda round out the cast.

The film will open on Saturday.


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