4 More Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film Photos Posted
posted on by Egan Loo
Eiga.com's photograph (below left) shows musician/actor Kouji Kikkawa (Let's Dance With Papa) as Jin'e Udō, a vagrant hitokiri (manslayer) with an impulsive thirst for blood. Oricon's three photographs (right and below) show Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rookies, Beck, Ryōmaden) as the title character Kenshin Himura in a pivotal face-off scene with Jin'e Udō. The scene was filmed on location at the Anraku-Ritsu Temple in Otsu City in Shiga Prefecture.
Keishi Ōtomo is directing this samurai film with actress Emi Takei playing 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. Yosuke Eguchi (Shonan Bakusozoku, 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, 2012.
Images © Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha
© 2012 Rurouni Kenshin Production Committee