[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.