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Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends' Film Poster Teases Finale

posted on 2014-08-05 22:10 EDT
Also: Shishio unwinds and staff celebrates 1st sequel film's box office win

The first poster for Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen), the second of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, debuted on Wednesday. The poster features a mysterious figure holding Kenshin's reverse-blade sword over Kenshin himself, wounded on the ground.

The films' official Twitter account also showed what Kenshin's nemesis Shishio did to unwind during his appearance at Tokyo's Shinjuku Piccadilly theater this past weekend. The first sequel film, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen), opened on Friday.

The Twitter account celebrated the #1 ranking of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno at the Japanese box office this past weekend:

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen), the first of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened nationwide in Japan on Friday. In three days, it sold 645,086 tickets for 822,734,430 yen (about US$8 million). In the process, it garnered the biggest opening of any Japanese live-action film this year.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno will premiere in The Philippines — the first Asian country outside Japan — on August 6. Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends will then open in Japan on September 13.

Source: Crank In

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


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