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Netflix India Streams Rurouni Kenshin: The Final Live-Action Film on June 18

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First of 2 films opened in Japan on April 23

Netflix India is listing the first of the 'final chapter' films in the live-action film series based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga for release in India on June 18.

Netflix describes the film:

In 1879, Kenshin and his allies face their strongest enemy yet, his former brother-in-law Enishi Yukishiro and his minions, who've vowed their revenge.

Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Final, the first of the two films, opened on April 23. The film ranked at #2 and earned 745 million yen (about US$6.9 million) in its opening weekend. As of Sunday, the film has earned a cumulative total of 3,451,819,800 yen (about US$31.58 million).

Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning, the second film, opened on June 4 and topped the box office chart in Japan in its opening weekend.

The films were originally slated to open on July 3 and August 7 last year, but were delayed to this year due the ongoing new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Final has an original story that differs from the story in the manga. The film centers on the story from the manga's "Jinchū" arc, which features Kenshin's conflict with the mysterious weapons dealer Enishi. Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning tells the story of how Kenshin got his cross-shaped scar. Kasumi Arimura plays the character Tomoe Yukishiro in the films. Tomoe was Kenshin's wife during his days as the assassin Battōsai, and her story ties into Kenshin's iconic X-shaped scar. Kenshin and Tomoe's relationship was previously portrayed in the Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal original video anime (OVA) project.

Keishi Ōtomo returned to direct the films. The rock band ONE OK ROCK returned to perform the theme song "Renegade" for the films.

Thanks to crosswithyou for the news tip.

Source: Netflix


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