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[size=20]Rurouni Kenshin’s Live-Action Cast Pose for New Poster[/size]
posted on 2012-06-25 01:36 EDT
Takeru Satoh stars as title samurai in Keishi Ōtomo, Warners’ August 25 film

The cast for Keishi Ōtomo’s live-action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin posed for the film’s latest poster advertisement. 22-year-old actor Takeru Satoh wields a sword as Kenshin Himura above Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei), Megumi Takani (Yuu Aoi), Sanosuke Sagara (Munetaka Aoki), Hajime Saitō (Yosuke Eguchi), Kanryū Takeda (Teruyuki Kagawa), Yahiko Myōjin (Taketo Tanaka) and Jine Udō (Kouji Kikkawa). The poster’s tagline reads, “No matter what, I will return.”

The film will open in Japan on August 25, and Warner Brothers Japan released a teaser trailer.

Nobuhiro Watsuki’s original 1994-1999 manga ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and the resulting 28 compiled books volumes have 50 million copies in print. The manga inspired a television anime series that is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Viz Media published the manga in North America, and Media Blasters’ AnimeWorks label released the television anime.


[size=16]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film’s Full Trailer Posted[/size]
posted on 2012-06-27 03:53 EDT
Takeru Satoh stars as title samurai in Keishi Ōtomo, Warner’s August 25 film


[size=16]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film’s 1-Minute TV Ad Posted[/size]
posted on 2012-07-06 10:38 EDT
Takeru Satoh stars as title samurai in Keishi Ōtomo, Warner’s August 25 film


[size=16]Two New Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film Ads Posted[/size]
posted on 2012-07-12 22:10 EDT
60-second “Samurai,” “Nadeshiko” TV ads for August 25 film streamed


[size=16]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin’s Special Footage & Promo Streamed[/size]
posted on 2012-07-13 01:10 EDT
Lead character & Kanryū Takeda highlighted in footage from August 25 film


And a couple more that someone dug up.


[size=16]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin’s 5 Character Promos Streamed[/size]
posted on 2012-07-15 16:00 EDT
Kaoru Kamiya, Jine Udō, Megumi Takani, Sanosuke Sagara, Hajime Saitō profiled


You just know VIZ is gonna snatch it up. They’ve been getting movie adaptions of “old skool” anime lately: Gantz, Berserk, and now…Kenshin?


[size=16]Gaga Corp. to Handle Sales of Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin’s Int’l Rights[/size]
posted on 2012-07-20 16:00 EDT


[size=16]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film’s Full Trailer Posted in 4 Languages[/size]
posted on 2012-08-05 23:14 EDT
2-minute trailer streamed with English, Spanish, French, Chinese subtitles


I’ve never been a big Kenshin fan, but I really like the looks of this production.

Here’s hoping that it does well in Japan and makes it to North America in good time.

Mark Gosdin


[size=16]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film’s 4 TV Ads Posted[/size]
posted on 2012-08-10 01:40 EDT
Action, cast, romance showcased from August 25 film based on Nobuhiro Watsuki’s manga


###Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin’s 3-Minute TV Preview Aired
posted on 2012-08-12 12:35 EDT
Kenshin’s sword fight with Hajime Saitō featured before August 25 premiere


[size=16]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Bloopers Lead to Gum Ads[/size]
posted on 2012-08-20 01:00 EDT
Stars Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei flub lines, end up promoting Lotte chewing gum


[size=16]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Previewed in Behind-the-Scenes Video[/size]
posted on 2012-08-21 16:00 EDT
Director Keishi Ōtomo profiled in interviews with cast, crew


lol, bad thing about behind the scenes, is when I watch the movie later I am reminded there is a crew of like 20 people off to the left, behind the camera.


[size=16]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Earns 555 Million Yen in 1st 5 Days[/size]
posted on 2012-08-27 03:45 EDT
Film tops weekend box office & was seen 424,143 times in 1st five days


###Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film Licensed in 60+ Countries
posted on 2012-09-02 11:25 EDT
17 more are in talks; cast & director celebrate 1 million tickets sold in Japan


Rurouni Kenshin Movie Review On ANN

[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Seen 2+ Million Times in 27 Days[/size]
posted on 2012-09-24 15:21 EDT

Keishi Ōtomo’s live-action film adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin manga has been seen more than 2 million times in 27 days. The film has also earned more than 2.5 billion yen (about US$32.1 million) as of September 21. The film debuted at #1 when it opened in Japan on August 25.

The film most recently ranked at #4 during the September 22-23 weekend.