Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Previewed in Behind-the-Scenes Video
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The official YouTube channel for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film began streaming the "'Kenshin' ni Nikutai ga Yadotta Hi ~Eiga Kantoku Ōtomo Keishi no Sekai~" (The Day "Kenshin" Was Given a Body: The World of Film Director Keishi Ōtomo) video on Tuesday. The video profiles Ōtomo's work through behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew.
Not only did Ōtomo direct Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rookies, Beck) in the film's titular role, but the two also worked together in another live-action historical period piece, Ryōmaden.
Emi Takei (Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, For Love's Sake/Ai to Makoto) plays the heroine Kaoru Kamiya. Keishi Ōtomo is directing this period drama film after working with Satoh on Ryōmaden. 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. Hajime Saitō (Shonan Bakusozoku and Tokyo Love Story's Yosuke Eguchi), 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.