L.A. EigaFest to Show Live-Action Lupin III, Rurouni Kenshin Sequel
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The Japan Film Society announced on Wednesday that it will host the international premiere of the live-action Lupin the 3rd film and Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno at the 4th Annual LA EigaFest in Hollywood during the September 12-14 weekend. Lupin the 3rd will open the festival, and Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno will close it.
The live-action Lupin the 3rd film follows Lupin and his partners in crime before they became a gang. They infiltrate the high security of the Ark of Navarone, a gigantic fortress-like safe, to lay claim to the Crimson Heart of Cleopatra within. It is said that whoever possesses this treasure shall "unite the world."
The film will open in Japan on August 30.
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, the first of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened in Japan on August 1, and it will be followed by Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) on September 13.