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#62

###Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Footage Aired With Shishio
posted on 2013-12-17 07:00 EST
Sequels will open in theaters in Japan next summer


#63

[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ 1st Teaser Posted[/size]
posted on 2013-12-19 23:30 EST
Shishio previewed from sequels opening in theaters next summer

The official channel for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films began streaming a 30-second teaser trailer for next summer’s two sequel films on Friday. The teaser features brief footage of Tatsuya Fujiwara as Makoto Shishio.

The trailer notes that the popular original manga has 57 million copies in circulation. After playing in 64 countries and 31 international film festivals, the live-action film’s cast and staff return — with two more films. The tagline for the films reads, “Can you see the future? Could you prepare yourself?”

The first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film opened in Japan last year. The film starred Satoh and Takei (Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, For Love’s Sake/Ai to Makoto). It had its North American premiere in Los Angeles in December, and it played in San Francisco on August 1.

Watsuki’s manga ran from 1994 to 1999 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and the creator also drew the Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration retelling in Jump Square that launched in May 2012 and ended this year.

An anime series aired in Japan from 1996 to 1998 and spawned several anime film and video projects. Viz Media publishes both manga in North America, while Media Blasters released the television anime. ADV Films released two later original video anime projects and a film on DVD, and Aniplex released these three titles on Blu-ray Disc. Sentai Filmworks released the two more recent video anime series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, which also covered the Kyoto arc.


#64

###Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin’s Sōjirō Photographed on Set
posted on 2013-11-28 23:00 EST
Ryunosuke Kamiki plays right-hand man of Makoto Shishio in next summer’s sequels


#65

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-12-04/new-live-action-rurouni-kenshin-sequel-images-preview-aoshi-okina

[size=20]New Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Images Preview Aoshi, Okina[/size]
posted on 2013-12-04 18:25 EST
Staff currently filming final scene for both films slated to open next summer

The staff of the upcoming live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films have revealed images of Yusuke Iseya as Aoshi Shinomori and min Tanaka as Nenji Kashiwazaki/Okina, two members of the Oniwabanshu.

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The rest of the cast includes:
• Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura
• Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya
• Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara
• Yuu Aoi as Megumi Takani
• Ryunosuke Kamiki as Sōjirō Seta
• Yosuke Eguchi as Hajime Saitō
• Tatsuya Fujiwara as Makoto Shishio
• Kazufumi Miyazawa as Toshimichi Ōkubo
• Yukiyoshi Ozawa as Hirobumi Itō
• Kaito Ōyagi as Yahiko Myōjin
• Maryjun Takahashi as Yumi Komagata
• Ryōsuke Miura as Chō Sawagejō

The blog on Satoh’s official website additionally posted on Wednesday that the staff are currently filming the final scene for both films. The blog also posted a new image of Satoh as Kenshin.

The two new films, which will cover the Kyoto arc from Nobuhiro Watsuki’s original historical action manga, will be titled Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire) and Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend). The films are slated to open next summer.

In addition to the two new films, Keishi Ōtomo directed the first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film, which opened in Japan last August. The first film had its North American premiere in Los Angeles in December.


#66

###Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin’s Misao Photographed on Set
posted on 2013-12-11 18:30 EST
Tao Tsuchiya plays popular female ninja in next summer’s sequels


#67

###Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ On-Set Photos Debut
posted on 2013-12-24 02:30 EST
Ryunosuke Kamiki plays Sōjirō opposite main lead Takeru Satoh in next summer’s films


#68

New Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Image Previews Juppongatana

posted on 2013-12-31 18:00 EST
2 films covering manga’s Kyoto Arc to open in August & September


#69

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-06/live-action-rurouni-kenshin-sequels-principal-photography-ends
[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ Principal Photography Ends[/size]
posted on 2014-01-06 21:36 EST

Principal photography on the two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films ended on December 27. The long six months of filming began on July 1 of last year and ran in Tokyo, Kyoto, and the prefectures of Ibaraki, Yamagata, Kumamoto, Shiga, Hyōgo, Nagano, Tochigi, Chiba, and Kanagawa. The production featured 5,000 extras.

The two new films will cover the Kyoto arc from Nobuhiro Watsuki’s original historical action manga. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire) will open in Japan on August 1, and Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend) will open on September 13. Both films had originally been slated to open next summer.


#70

New Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ Photos Feature Kenshin vs. Sōjirō

posted on 2014-01-08 16:00 EST
2 films covering Kyoto arc to open in August & September


#71

Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin’s Photos Reveal More of Shishio’s Costume

posted on 2014-01-20 01:00 EST
Death Note’s Fujiwara spends 1 hour donning Shishio’s full-body bandage costume


#72

Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ New Poster Debuts

posted on 2014-02-06 21:05 EST
"The most insane enemy appears" as Kenshin stands before the Great Kyoto Fire


#73

Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ Photos Preview Aoshi vs. Okina Battle

posted on 2014-02-10 01:00 EST
Okina’s Aoi-ya restaurant recreated in 2 weeks on Toei’s Kyoto movie lot


#74

Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin’s Misao Actress Discusses Role

posted on 2014-02-24 08:30 EST
Tao Tsuchiya screamed in joy after winning audition for this year’s 2 films


#75

Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Cast Discusses Sequels’ More Epic, Mature Look

posted on 2014-03-12 01:00 EDT
Kaoru’s Emi Takei, Sanosuke’s Munetaka Aoki, Yahiko’s Kaito Ōyagi aim to surpass 1st film


#76

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-19/live-action-rurouni-kenshin-sequels-new-teaser-streamed
[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ New Teaser Streamed with English Subtitles[/size]
posted on 2014-03-19 23:30 EDT
"His most insane enemy appears" in films opening August 1 & September 13

The official website for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films began streaming a new 67-second teaser trailer for this year’s two sequel films with English subtitles on Thursday. The teaser features footage of Tatsuya Fujiwara as Makoto Shishio. The teaser proclaims, “His most insane [worst] enemy appears.”

The two new films will cover the Kyoto arc from Nobuhiro Watsuki’s original historical action manga. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire) will open in Japan on August 1, and Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend) will open on September 13. Principal photography on the two films ended on December 27 after six months of filming.

The sequels will feature the return of the following cast members:
• Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura
• Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya
• Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara
• Yuu Aoi as Megumi Takani
• Yosuke Eguchi as Hajime Saitō

Additional cast members include:
Tao Tsuchiya as Misao Makimachi
Ryunosuke Kamiki as Sōjirō Seta
Yusuke Iseya as Aoshi Shinomori
68-year-old min Tanaka (Tekkonkinkreet, The Twilight Samurai, 47 Ronin remake) as Nenji Kashiwazaki/Okina
47-year-old Kazufumi Miyazawa (The Boom music band) as Toshimichi Ōkubo
39-year-old Yukiyoshi Ozawa (Umi no Hotaru) as Hirobumi Itō
12-year-old Kaito Ōyagi (Ninja Kids!!! Summer Mission Impossible) as Yahiko Myōjin
25-year-old model Maryjun Takahashi as Yumi Komagata

The cast of the Juppongatana (Ten Swords), a group of elite swordsmen led by Shishio (played by Tatsuya Fujiwara), include:
• Ryōsuke Miura as Chō Sawagejō
• Kenichi Takitō as Hōji Sadojima
• Tomomi Maruyama as Anji Yūkyūzan
• Matsu Murata as Usui Uonuma
• Hiroko Yashiki as Kamatari Honjō
• Yuuya Hara as Henya Kariwa
• Takao Yamada as Iwanbō
• Kentarō Shimazu as Saizuchi
• Kōta Yamaguchi as Fuji

Taketo Tanaka played Yahiko in the first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film. Director Keishi Ōtomo (Ryōmaden) returned from the first film along with character costume designer Kazuhiro Sawataishi.

The first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film opened in Japan in 2012. The film had its North American premiere in Los Angeles in December 2012.

Watsuki’s manga ran from 1994 to 1999 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and sold over 57 million copies. The creator also drew the Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration retelling that launched in Jump Square magazine in May 2012 and ended last year. He is now planning a new Rurouni Kenshin spinoff manga about enemy characters.

An anime series aired in Japan from 1996 to 1998 and spawned several anime film and video projects. Viz Media publishes both manga in North America, while Media Blasters released the television anime. ADV Films released two later original video anime projects and a film on DVD, and Aniplex released these three titles on Blu-ray Disc. Sentai Filmworks released the two more recent video anime series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, which also covered the Kyoto arc.


#77

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/04/01/live-action-kenshin-recast-for-april-fools-day
[size=20]Live-Action “Kenshin” Recast for April Fools’ Day[/size]
April 01, 2014 3:04pm CDT

Takeru Satoh might have been using his official site to blog about the tremendous effort taken to film this summer’s Rurouni Kenshin - The Kyoto Fire and The Legend’s Conclusion. However, the star is out. After hitting it off with the director, the part of political assassin turned wandering swordsman Himura Kenshin will now be played by Kumamon, previously best known as the mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture.

At least for April Fools’ Day…


#78

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-24/live-action-rurouni-kenshin-sequels-new-poster-unveiled
[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ New Poster Unveiled[/size]
posted on 2014-04-24 20:00 EDT
Visual for August 1 & September 13 films bids “Farewell, Kenshin.”

A new poster visual for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films debuted on Friday. The poster’s tagline simply reads, “Farewell, Kenshin.”

Publicity producer Tokunaga Kimura explained the tagline: “It signifies the end of the Kyoto arc, where Kenshin in his desperate state may not be able to honor his oath not to kill, thanks to the appearance of the most insane enemy — and the parting of loved ones.”

A teaser trailer debuted with English subtitles last month.

The two new films will cover the Kyoto arc from Nobuhiro Watsuki’s original historical action manga. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) will open in Japan on August 1, and Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) will open on September 13. Principal photography on the two films ended on December 27 after six months of filming.

The sequels will feature the return of the following cast members:
• Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura
• Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya
• Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara
• Yuu Aoi as Megumi Takani
• Yosuke Eguchi as Hajime Saitō

Additional cast members include:
Tao Tsuchiya as Misao Makimachi
Ryunosuke Kamiki as Sōjirō Seta
Yusuke Iseya as Aoshi Shinomori
68-year-old min Tanaka (Tekkonkinkreet, The Twilight Samurai, 47 Ronin remake) as Nenji Kashiwazaki/Okina
47-year-old Kazufumi Miyazawa (The Boom music band) as Toshimichi Ōkubo
39-year-old Yukiyoshi Ozawa (Umi no Hotaru) as Hirobumi Itō
12-year-old Kaito Ōyagi (Ninja Kids!!! Summer Mission Impossible) as Yahiko Myōjin
25-year-old model Maryjun Takahashi as Yumi Komagata

The cast of the Juppongatana (Ten Swords), a group of elite swordsmen led by Shishio (played by Tatsuya Fujiwara), include:
• Ryōsuke Miura as Chō Sawagejō
• Kenichi Takitō as Hōji Sadojima
• Tomomi Maruyama as Anji Yūkyūzan
• Matsu Murata as Usui Uonuma
• Hiroko Yashiki as Kamatari Honjō
• Yuuya Hara as Henya Kariwa
• Takao Yamada as Iwanbō
• Kentarō Shimazu as Saizuchi
• Kōta Yamaguchi as Fuji

Taketo Tanaka played Yahiko in the first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film. Director Keishi Ōtomo (Ryōmaden) returned from the first film along with character costume designer Kazuhiro Sawataishi.

The first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film opened in Japan in 2012. The film had its North American premiere in Los Angeles in December 2012.

Watsuki’s manga ran from 1994 to 1999 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and sold over 58 million copies. The creator also drew the Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration retelling that launched in Jump Square magazine in May 2012 and ended last year. He is now planning a new Rurouni Kenshin spinoff manga about enemy characters.

An anime series aired in Japan from 1996 to 1998 and spawned several anime film and video projects. Viz Media publishes both manga in North America, while Media Blasters released the television anime. ADV Films released two later original video anime projects and a film on DVD, and Aniplex released these three titles on Blu-ray Disc. Sentai Filmworks released the two more recent video anime series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, which also covered the Kyoto arc.


#79

Costars rave about Ryunosuke Kamiki’s dedication to his role in upcoming Rurouni Kenshin films


#80

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-01/live-action-rurouni-kenshin-sequels-subtitled-trailer-previews-one-ok-rock-song
[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ Subtitled Trailer Previews ONE OK ROCK’s Song[/size]
posted on 2014-05-01 00:15 EDT
"Mighty Long Fall" written for films opening August 1 & September 13

The official channel for this summer’s Rurouni Kenshin live-action films began streaming the full English-subtitled trailer on Thursday. The trailer previews the theme song “Mighty Long Fall” by the band ONE OK ROCK, who also performed the first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film’s theme song.

The trailer is also available in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and French.

ONE OK ROCK created the dramatic song for these sequels. Vocalist Taka was very thrilled for the opportunity to contribute again after the first one. The trailer teases the climactic scene, which set on a warship. It took five months to build the 120-meter (400-foot) ship on the set.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) will open on August 1, followed by Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) on September 13.


Publicity producer Tokunaga Kimura explained the tagline (“Farewell, Kenshin.”) in the trailer and ont the poster above: “It signifies the end of the Kyoto arc, where Kenshin in his desperate state may not be able to honor his oath not to kill, thanks to the appearance of the most insane enemy — and the parting of loved ones.”

The sequels will feature the return of the following cast members:
• Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura
• Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya
• Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara
• Yuu Aoi as Megumi Takani
• Yosuke Eguchi as Hajime Saitō

Additional cast members include:
Tao Tsuchiya as Misao Makimachi
Ryunosuke Kamiki as Sōjirō Seta
Yusuke Iseya as Aoshi Shinomori
68-year-old min Tanaka (Tekkonkinkreet, The Twilight Samurai, 47 Ronin remake) as Nenji Kashiwazaki/Okina
47-year-old Kazufumi Miyazawa (The Boom music band) as Toshimichi Ōkubo
39-year-old Yukiyoshi Ozawa (Umi no Hotaru) as Hirobumi Itō
12-year-old Kaito Ōyagi (Ninja Kids!!! Summer Mission Impossible) as Yahiko Myōjin
25-year-old model Maryjun Takahashi as Yumi Komagata

The cast of the Juppongatana (Ten Swords), a group of elite swordsmen led by Shishio (played by Tatsuya Fujiwara), include:
• Ryōsuke Miura as Chō Sawagejō
• Kenichi Takitō as Hōji Sadojima
• Tomomi Maruyama as Anji Yūkyūzan
• Matsu Murata as Usui Uonuma
• Hiroko Yashiki as Kamatari Honjō
• Yuuya Hara as Henya Kariwa
• Takao Yamada as Iwanbō
• Kentarō Shimazu as Saizuchi
• Kōta Yamaguchi as Fuji

Taketo Tanaka played Yahiko in the first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film. Director Keishi Ōtomo (Ryōmaden) returned from the first film along with character costume designer Kazuhiro Sawataishi.

The first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film opened in Japan in 2012. The film had its North American premiere in Los Angeles in December 2012.

Watsuki’s manga ran from 1994 to 1999 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and sold over 58 million copies. The creator also drew the Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration retelling that launched in Jump Square magazine in May 2012 and ended last year. He is now planning a new Rurouni Kenshin spinoff manga about Shishio.

An anime series aired in Japan from 1996 to 1998 and spawned several anime film and video projects. Viz Media publishes both manga in North America, while Media Blasters released the television anime. ADV Films released two later original video anime projects and a film on DVD, and Aniplex released these three titles on Blu-ray Disc. Sentai Filmworks released the two more recent video anime series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, which also covered the Kyoto arc.


#81

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-17/rurouni-kenshin/kyoto-inferno-film-to-play-in-the-philippines
[size=20]Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Film to Play in the Philippines[/size]
posted on 2014-05-17 21:31 EDT

The SM Cinema theaters in The Philippines will screen Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) sequel film on September 23. Other details are not yet available.

The film will open in Japan on August 1, followed by Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) on September 13.

SM Cinemas screened the first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film in 2012.