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Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin's Behind-the-Scenes Video Posted

posted on by Egan Loo
Takeru Satoh shows off his moves as title swordsman in August 25 film

Almost five minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the live-action film adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga ran on Japanese television. The video features 22-year-old actor Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rookies, Beck, Ryōmaden) practicing his moves as the titular swordsman. 17-year-old actress Emi Takei also appears the heroine Kaoru Kamiya.

Yū 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 (Shōnan Bakusōzoku, 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.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

[Via Comic Book Movie]

Update: Kenshin's description fixed. Thanks, Tony K.


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