News Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film's Teaser Streamed in 4 Subbed Languages
posted on 2012-03-13 15:10 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official YouTube channel for the live-action film adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga began streaming the film's second teaser trailer in four different subtitled languages on Tuesday. The 69-second trailer is available in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese.
The website previously streamed the teaser without subtitles on Monday.
The same footage was previewed on the ZIP! morning television program last Wednesday. One of the ZIP! hosts had said at that time that production on four versions of this newest trailer with English, Chinese, French, and Spanish subtitles had been approved.
Keishi Ōtomo is directing this samurai film with 22-year-old actor Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rookies, Beck, Ryōmaden) as the titular character. 17-year-old actress Emi Takei plays 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. Kouji Kikkawa (Let's Dance With Papa) as Jine Udō, 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. Warner Brothers Japan streamed a previous teaser trailer for the film last December. That earlier teaser received hits from 136 different countries on the film's official site.