Actor Takeru Satoh Pictured Reading Rurouni Kenshin Manga on Film Set

posted on 2013-09-23 14:30 EDT
2 live-action sequel films based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's manga to open next summer

The official website for actor Takeru Satoh posted a blog entry on Saturday revealing more set photos from the upcoming live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films. The pictures show the actor reading Nobuhiro Watsuki's original manga in between takes.

The blog post notes that Satoh is re-reading the manga so he won't forget his character Kenshin Himura's original intentions.

The two new films, which will cover the Kyoto arc from Watsuki's original historical action manga, will be titled Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire) and Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend). The films are slated to open next summer.

The film's cast includes:

In addition to the two new films, Keishi Ōtomo directed the first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film, which opened in Japan last August.

Watsuki's manga ran from 1994 to 1999 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and the creator also drew the Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration retelling in Jump Square that launched in May 2012 and ended in June.

[Via Jefusion]

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