Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin's Special Footage & Promo Streamed
The Japanese website Cinema Today began streaming 31 seconds of special "Kenshin Himura" footage from the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film on Friday:
Another website, Comic Natalie, streamed a different 36-second promotional video focusing on the character Kanryū Takeda:
Keishi Ōtomo is directing this adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga 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.