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Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels Unveil 6 Character Posters

posted on 2014-07-01 09:35 EDT

Exactly one month before the first of this summer's two Rurouni Kenshin live-action films opens on August 1, six websites unveiled six different character posters on Tuesday:

Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura

Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya

Yosuke Eguchi as Hajime Saitō

Ryunosuke Kamiki as Sōjirō Seta

Yusuke Iseya as Aoshi Shinomori

Tatsuya Fujiwara as Shishio

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) will open on August 1, followed by Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) on September 13.

Director Keishi Ōtomo (Ryōmaden) returned from the first film along with character costume designer Kazuhiro Sawataishi.

The first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film opened in Japan in 2012. The film had its North American premiere in Los Angeles in December 2012.

Watsuki's manga ran from 1994 to 1999 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and sold over 58 million copies. The creator also drew the Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration retelling that launched in Jump Square magazine in May 2012 and ended last year. He is now planning a new Rurouni Kenshin spinoff manga about Shishio.

An anime series aired in Japan from 1996 to 1998 and spawned several anime film and video projects. Viz Media publishes both manga in North America, while Media Blasters released the television anime. ADV Films released two later original video anime projects and a film on DVD, and Aniplex released these three titles on Blu-ray Disc. Sentai Filmworks released the two more recent video anime series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, which also covered the Kyoto arc.

Sources: Cinema Today, CinemaCafe.net, Pia Cinema, Comic Natalie, MovieWalker, Eiga.com

Images © Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha © 2014 Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen/Densetsu no Saigo-hen Production Committee


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