Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin's 3-Minute TV Preview Aired
posted on by Egan Loo
The Japanese television show Hiru Nan Desu! ranked the live-action adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga at #4 in its list of movie picks on Friday. The television segment features 23-year-old actor Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rookies, Beck, Ryōmaden) as the titular swordsman in a sword fight with Hajime Saitō (Shōnan Bakusōzoku and Tokyo Love Story's Yosuke Eguchi). 18-year-old actress Emi Takei also appears as the heroine Kaoru Kamiya.
Keishi Ōtomo is directing this period drama film after working with Satoh on Ryōmaden. 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, 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.
[Via Komachi Blog]