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#82

[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ Trailer Recaps 1st Film[/size]
*posted on 2014-06-05 08:00 EDT]
Review of 1st film premieres before new films open August 1 & September 13

The official YouTube channel for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films began streaming a five-minute recap video for the first film before its sequels open in Japan in August and September. The video features new footage from the upcoming films near the end of the trailer.

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:

[details=Tao Tsuchiya as Misao Makimachi]

[/details]

[details=Ryunosuke Kamiki as Sōjirō Seta]

[/details]

[details=Yusuke Iseya as Aoshi Shinomori]

[/details]

[details=68-year-old min Tanaka (Tekkonkinkreet, The Twilight Samurai, 47 Ronin remake) as Nenji Kashiwazaki/Okina]

[/details]

[details=47-year-old Kazufumi Miyazawa (The Boom music band) as Toshimichi Ōkubo]

[/details]

[details=39-year-old Yukiyoshi Ozawa (Umi no Hotaru) as Hirobumi Itō]

[/details]

[details=12-year-old Kaito Ōyagi (Ninja Kids!!! Summer Mission Impossible) as Yahiko Myōjin]

[/details]

[details=25-year-old model Maryjun Takahashi as Yumi Komagata]

[/details]

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. The two-chapter manga, titled Honō wo Suberu -Rurouni Kenshin: Uramaku- (Controlling Flame -Rurouni Kenshin: Hidden Chapter-), will tell the story of how Shishio Makoto and Yumi Komagata met.

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.


#83

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-06-21/live-action-rurouni-kenshin-sequels-tv-spot-streamed/.75787
[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ TV Spot Streamed[/size]
posted on 2014-06-21 15:00 EDT
Ad tells what is at stake in new films opening August 1 & September 13

The Cinema Today website began streaming a television spot for this summer’s Rurouni Kenshin live-action films on Saturday. The commercial features 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.

[quote]Text: Samurai, fight!
Text: For the future…
Text: For Japan…
Narrator: Together with Kenshin…
Text: Kenshin Himura
Aoshi: Put the future of Japan into your swords!
Kaoru: I’m going to see your fight till the end, Kenshin.
Shishio: It’s time to take this country back.
Kaoru: Promise me you’ll live!
Kenshin: Kaoru!!
Narrator: A real samurai doesn’t give up until the end. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen
Text: It is all for the future….[/quote]

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. The film is holding a promotional campaign in all 47 prefectures in Japan:


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.


#84

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-07-01/live-action-rurouni-kenshin-sequels-unveil-6-character-posters/.76175
[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels Unveil 6 Character Posters[/size]
posted on 2014-07-01 09:35 EDT
Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Yosuke Eguchi, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Yusuke Iseya, Tatsuya Fujiwara

Exactly one month before the first of this summer’s two Rurouni Kenshin live-action films opens on August 1, six websites unveiled six different character posters on Tuesday:

[details=Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura]
[/details]

[details=Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya]

[/details]

[details=Yosuke Eguchi as Hajime Saitō]

[/details]

[details=Ryunosuke Kamiki as Sōjirō Seta]

[/details]

[details=Yusuke Iseya as Aoshi Shinomori]

[/details]

[details=Tatsuya Fujiwara as Shishio]

[/details]

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.

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.


#85

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-07-11/live-action-rurouni-kenshin-sequels-previewed-in-5-minute-highlight-reel/.76571
[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels Previewed in 5-Minute Highlight Reel[/size]
posted on 2014-07-11 00:55 EDT
Takeru Satoh reprises title role in films opening August 1 & September 13

The animeanime.jp website began streaming over five minutes of video from this summer’s Rurouni Kenshin live-action films on Friday. The “highlight reel special” aims to acquaint filmgoers with the first film in five minutes.

The video notes that a March 21, 2013 Internet Research poll found that 87% of potential viewers were looking forward to these sequels. It also notes that the two films have a combined budget of 3 billion yen (about US$30 million). The video features 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 video then introduces the main antagonist of the new films, Shishio, as well as Shishio’s right-hand man, Sōjirō Seta.

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. The film is holding a promotional campaign in all 47 prefectures in Japan:

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 drawing 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.


#86

###Montreal’s Fantasia Hosts Western Premiere of Rurouni Kenshin - Kyoto Inferno Film
posted on 2014-07-12 07:00 EDT


#87

[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ New TV Spots Preview Romance, History, Battles[/size]
posted on 2014-07-16 03:25 EDT
Kenshin must give up love to protect the future of the country in new films opening August 1 & September 13

Three new TV spots for this summer’s ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ live-action films began airing in Japan this week. All three spots feature the film’s theme song “Mighty Long Fall” by the band ONE OK ROCK, who also performed the first live-action ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ film’s theme song.

[details=“Romance” TV Spot]

[quote]Kaoru: You can’t kill him!
Narrator: It was his decision he made to protect the person he loved, as well as the future of Japan…
Kenshin: Thank you for everything up until now, and… Goodbye.
Narrator: Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen.
Text: For the sake of the future.[/quote][/details]

[details=“History” TV Spot]

[quote]Narrator: Rurouni Kenshin will change the history of Japanese cinema!
Man: Now you’ve done it, you jerk!
Kenshin: Oro?
Narrator: Defeat the strongest enemy!
Narrator: Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen.
Text: For the sake of the future.[/quote][/details]

[details=“Battles” TV Spot]

[quote]Narrator: In front of the legendary man, the most twisted (strongest) enemy appears!
Shishio: We’re taking back the country.
Narrator: Can he protect the future of Japan without breaking his promise not to kill!?
Narrator: Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen.
Text: For the sake of the future.[/quote][/details]

‘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. The film is holding a promotional campaign in all 47 prefectures in Japan:

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:

[details=Tao Tsuchiya as Misao Makimachi]

[/details]

[details=Ryunosuke Kamiki as Sōjirō Seta]

[/details]

[details=Yusuke Iseya as Aoshi Shinomori]

[/details]

[details=68-year-old min Tanaka (Tekkonkinkreet, The Twilight Samurai, 47 Ronin remake) as Nenji Kashiwazaki/Okina]

[/details]

[details=47-year-old Kazufumi Miyazawa (The Boom music band) as Toshimichi Ōkubo]

[/details]

[details=39-year-old Yukiyoshi Ozawa (Umi no Hotaru) as Hirobumi Itō]

[/details]

[details=12-year-old Kaito Ōyagi (Ninja Kids!!! Summer Mission Impossible) as Yahiko Myōjin]

[/details]

[details=25-year-old model Maryjun Takahashi as Yumi Komagata]

[/details]

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 drawing 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.


#88

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/07/22-1/video-rurouni-kenshin-kyoto-inferno-theme-song-pv-by-one-ok-rock
[size=20]“Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” Theme Song PV by ONE OK ROCK[/size]
July 23, 2014 1:50am CDT
9th single “Mighty Long Fall/Decision” will be released on July 30

Four-member Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has posted a full promotional video for their latest song “Mighty Long Fall” on its official YouTube channel. It is used as the theme song for the upcoming live-action film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno), the first episode of the two-part Kyoto arc. The song will be included in their double A-side 9th single “Mighty Long Fall/Decision” to be released in Japan on July 30. The band previously played “The Beginning,” the theme song for the first live-action film in 2012.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno hits Japanese theaters on August 1, then the second part Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) will successively follow on September 13.

[details=“Mighty Long Fall” PV]

[details=ONE OK ROCK]
[/details]

[details=5-minute digest for the Kyoto arc]

[details=The third poster]

[/details]


#89

Jump SQ is putting out 2-part ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ spin-off
July 24, 2014
Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.*

Jump SQ is publishing a two-part manga spin-off of “Rurouni Kenshin” to celebrate the summer release of a two-part sequel to the live-action feature film adaptation of the romantic Meiji Era (1868-1912) swordsman fantasy.

Nobuhiro Watsuki’s swashbuckling manga series originally ran in Shueisha Inc.'s Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology between 1994 and 1999.

The first film adaptation, “Rurouni Kenshin,” was released in 2012, raking in more than 3 billion yen ($29.5 million) at the Japanese box office.

The story centers around Kenshin Himura, a former assassin who swore to never kill again after the Meiji government ushered in the modern era in Japan.

The first part of the all-new manga story is running in the August issue of Jump SQ that went on sale July 4. The story reveals the secrets of Kenshin’s archenemy, Makoto Shishio, and his plot to take over Japan.

Watsuki said he was inspired by the film sequels to create the spin-off story when he visited the movie set.

The first film sequel, “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen” (Kyoto inferno), will hit cinemas nationwide on Aug. 1 and will be followed by “Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen” (The legend ends) on Sept. 13.

The two-part live-action sequel is based on the Kyoto story arc of the original manga series, which is the most popular arc in the series.

Takeru Sato will reprise his role as Kenshin Himura, with Tatsuya Fujiwara portraying swordsman Makoto Shishio.

Visit the film’s official website at (http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/rurouni-kenshin/index.html?oro=mile).

To see the original story in Japanese, go to the official site of Anime Anime (http://animeanime.jp/).*

(source: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/anime_news/AJ201407240030)


#90

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-01/live-action-rurouni-kenshin-sequels-summer-compilation-tv-spot-streamed/.77200
[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels’ Summer Compilation TV Spot Streamed[/size]
posted on 2014-08-01 13:40 EDT
Both films opening August 1 & September 13

The official YouTube channel for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen film began streaming the “summer compilation” TV spot on Friday. The commercial features 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.

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. The film is holding a promotional campaign in all 47 prefectures in Japan:


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 more than 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 drawing 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.


#91

[size=20]1st Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Earns Best Opening Among 2014 Japanese Live-Action Films[/size]
posted on 2014-08-05 03:15 EDT
Kyoto Inferno sells 645,086 for 822 million yen in 1st 3 days

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen), the first of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened nationwide in Japan on Friday. In three days, it sold 645,086 tickets for 822,734,430 yen (about US$8 million). In the process, it garnered the biggest opening of any Japanese live-action film this year.

Most films open in Japan on Saturday, not Friday. For comparison’s sake, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno sold 433,346 tickets for 592,230,000 yen (US$5.8 million) on 439 screens from Saturday to Sunday. Since the first of the month is “service day” for discounted tickets in many Japanese theaters, more people saw the movie on Friday than usual (for a weekday). The movie sold 211,740 tickets for 230,499,400 yen (US$2.2 million) on Friday.

The film’s distributor anticipates that this sequel will outdo the first live-action Rurouni Kenshin film and eventually top 4 billion yen (US$40 million). The first film just aired during the “Friday Road-Show!” timeslot on Japanese television on August 1 and earned a 16.3% rating.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno will open in The Philippines — the first Asian country outside Japan — on August 6. The second sequel, Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends), will then open in Japan on September 13.

The sequels 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 more than 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 drawing 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.


#92

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-05/live-action-rurouni-kenshin-the-legend-ends-film-poster-teases-finale/.77343
[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends’ Film Poster Teases Finale[/size]
posted on 2014-08-05 22:10 EDT
Also: Shishio unwinds and staff celebrates 1st sequel film’s box office win

The first poster for Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen), the second of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, debuted on Wednesday. The poster features a mysterious figure holding Kenshin’s reverse-blade sword over Kenshin himself, wounded on the ground.

The films’ official Twitter account also showed what Kenshin’s nemesis Shishio did to unwind during his appearance at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Piccadilly theater this past weekend. The first sequel film, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen), opened on Friday.

The Twitter account celebrated the #1 ranking of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno at the Japanese box office this past weekend:

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen), the first of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened nationwide in Japan on Friday. In three days, it sold 645,086 tickets for 822,734,430 yen (about US$8 million). In the process, it garnered the biggest opening of any Japanese live-action film this year.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno will premiere in The Philippines — the first Asian country outside Japan — on August 6. Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends will then open in Japan on September 13.


#93

Uzumasa Limelight, Giovanni’s Island, Rurouni Kenshin Win Fantasia Awards

posted on 2014-08-10 18:30 EDT
Montreal fest honors Mamoru Oshii, Seizo Fukumoto, Miyuki Oshima


#94

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-17/l.a-eigafest-to-show-live-action-lupin-iii-rurouni-kenshin-sequel/.77711
[size=20]L.A. EigaFest to Show Live-Action Lupin III, Rurouni Kenshin Sequel[/size]
posted on 2014-08-17 19:45 EDT
Los Angeles festival to host international premiere of Lupin the 3rd

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.


#95

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-18/live-action-rurouni-kenshin-the-legend-ends-2nd-film-poster-features-all-characters/.77719
[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends’ 2nd Film Poster Features All Characters[/size]
posted on 2014-08-18 06:40 EDT
Masaharu Fukuyama debuts in costume as his character Jūrō Hikosei

The first poster for Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen), the second of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, debuted on Monday. The poster features a large amount of characters that will appear in the film, and also shows the first photo of Masaharu Fukuyama as his character Jūrō Hikosei.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen), the first of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened nationwide in Japan earlier this month. In three days, it sold 645,086 tickets for 822,734,430 yen (about US$8 million). In the process, it garnered the biggest opening of any Japanese live-action film this year.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends will open in Japan on September 13.


#96

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-19/rurouni-kenshin-the-legend-ends-tv-features-preview-kenshin-vs-hiko/.77732
[size=20]Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends TV Features Preview Kenshin vs. Hiko[/size]
posted on 2014-08-19 00:25 EDT
Behind-the-scenes footage features Masaharu Fukuyama as Seijūrō Hiko

Fuji TV’s Mezamashi TV and NTV’s Zip! morning programs each recently aired a feature on Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen), the second of two sequels to the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film. The features include behind-the-scenes footage of Masaharu Fukuyama as Seijūrō Hiko.

(Video has been removed)

In the two interview scenes, Fukuyama talks about how the swordfighting scenes were difficult because they were tough on his body. He also mentions that because this was his first time having this experience in his mid-40s, he felt fatigued, and he thought that Kenshin (played by Takeru Satoh) must be having a hard time.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen), the first of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened nationwide in Japan earlier this month. In three days, it sold 645,086 tickets for 822,734,430 yen (about US$8 million). In the process, it garnered the biggest opening of any Japanese live-action film this year.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends will open in Japan on September 13.


#97

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-22/rurouni-kenshin-the-legend-ends-film-main-trailer-unveiled/.77907
[size=20]Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Film’s Main Trailer Unveiled[/size]
posted on 2014-08-22 02:46 EDT
Kenshin endures bloody battles in order to save Japan in September 13 film

The official website for Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen), the second of two sequels to the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film, began streaming the main trailer for the film on Friday. The video features ONE OK ROCK’s new theme song, although the title of the song has not yet been announced.

[quote]Kenshin: There is an opponent that I must defeat. The man Makoto Shishio who became the hitokiri after me is threatening the country.
Shishio: It’s time to start taking back the country!
Kenshin: If he takes control of the country, so many people will suffer.
Text: For the sake of the future
Man: Place the fate of Japan on your swords!!
Text: That was entrusted to a single man.
Shishio: That guy is still alive. If you hold your life dear, find him, and behead him before the people.
Kaoru: Stop it!!
Shishio: It’s time to end this.
Aoshi: I’ve thrown away everything in order to defeat you.
Megumi: If you can at least stay alive, I’ll definitely heal you.
Sojiro: God, you piss me off…
Seijuro: Your life is that of a single human.
Shishio: Let me enjoy this more!!
Narrator: Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends.[/quote]
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen), the first of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened nationwide in Japan earlier this month. In three days, it sold 645,086 tickets for 822,734,430 yen (about US$8 million). In the process, it garnered the biggest opening of any Japanese live-action film this year.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends will open in Japan on September 13.


#98

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-25/2014-rurouni-kenshin-films-promo-boasts-high-reviews/.77992
[size=20]2014 Rurouni Kenshin FIlms’ Promo Boasts High Reviews[/size]
posted on 2014-08-25 10:30 EDT
Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends opens in Japanese theaters September 13

The staff of the Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen) and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen) films began streaming a “Bridge” promotional video on Monday. The promotional video connects the two films together.

[quote]Takeru Satoh: Please experience the moment this film changes history in theaters.
Narrator: Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno. The super-popular comic boasts overwhelming quality!
Text: Satisfaction - 90% (from Yahoo! reviewers)
Text: Want to see the continuation - 95% (those who want to see the Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends film)
Narrator: The live-action adaptation returns with its super-extravagant cast!
Sanosuke: Now you’ve done it, you ass!!
Kenshin: Oro?
Narrator: Continuing on, it has been decided that film Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends will premiere on September 13.
Kenshin: There is an opponent that I must defeat.
Narrator: The entire world is watching! Don’t be late to riding these two films when they set sail! Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends.
Text: These films will change the history of Japanese cinema.[/quote]
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen), the first of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened nationwide in Japan earlier this month. In three days, it sold 645,086 tickets for 822,734,430 yen (about US$8 million). In the process, it garnered the biggest opening of any Japanese live-action film this year.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends will open in Japan on September 13.


#99

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-28/rurouni-kenshin-the-legend-ends-3-new-tv-spots-preview-stakes/.78111
[size=20]Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends’s 3 New TV Spots Preview Stakes[/size]
posted on 2014-08-28 07:30 EDT
2nd 2014 Rurouni Kenshin film opens in Japanese theaters September 13

The staff of the Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen) film began streaming three new TV spots for the movie on Thursday.

[details=‘Ends 1’ Commercial]

[quote]Man: The legend ends now!
Narrator: Rurouni Kenshin is completed! Don’t be late to the talk of the summer! Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen)
Text: It’s finally completed on September 13.[/quote][/details]

[details=‘Ends 2’ Commercial]

[quote]Kaoru: Stop it!!
Narrator: For your sake… For the sake of the future… He will stand up, no matter how many times he falls. Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen)
Text: It’s finally completed on September 13.[/quote][/details]

[details=‘Truth’ Commercial]

[quote]Hiko: It’s been a while… My stupid student.
Narrator: The final truth he arrived at for the sake of the future.
Hiko: Your life is not for you alone.
Kenshin: My life…
Narrator: Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen)
Text: It’s finally completed on September 13.[/quote][/details]

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen), the first of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened nationwide in Japan earlier this month. In three days, it sold 645,086 tickets for 822,734,430 yen (about US$8 million). In the process, it garnered the biggest opening of any Japanese live-action film this year.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends will open in Japan on September 13.


#100

###Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Earns 4 Billion Yen in 28 Days
August 30, 2014 6:50am CDT
Soon will be the top-grossing Japanese live-action film of the year


#101

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-09-02/rurouni-kenshin-the-legend-ends-english-trailer-highlight-special-posted/.78309

[size=20]Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends’ English Trailer, Highlight Special Posted[/size]
posted on 2014-09-02 12:10 EDT
New videos offer extensive look for the 2nd 2014 Rurouni Kenshin film

The staff of the Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen) film began streaming an English trailer and a “Special Highlight” trailer for the movie on Tuesday.

English Trailer

Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and French trailers also debuted.

The “Special Highlight” trailer features an extensive look at the movie, along with an appearance by the cast of the first movie, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen).

‘Special Highlight’ trailer

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen), the first of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened nationwide in Japan last month. In three days, it sold 645,086 tickets for 822,734,430 yen (about US$8 million). In the process, it garnered the biggest opening of any Japanese live-action film this year.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends will open in Japan on September 13.