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#102

###1st Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Is 2014’s #1 Japanese Live-Action Film
posted on 2014-09-09 02:00 EDT
Film earns 4.5 billion yen in 38 days


#104

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-09-17/2nd-rurouni-kenshin-sequel-film-earns-919-million-yen-in-1st-weekend/.78844

[size=20]2nd Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Film Earns 919 Million Yen in 1st Weekend[/size]
posted on 2014-09-17 00:15 EDT
Film beats Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno to earn biggest live-action opening in 2014

Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends), the second of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened on Saturday in Japan on 434 screens and sold 717,958 tickets for 919,479,200 yen (about US$8.57 million). The film beat the record of the first sequel film to garner the biggest opening of any Japanese live-action film this year.

By comparison, in its first three days, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) sold 645,086 tickets for 822,734,430 yen (about US$8 million).

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film also opened in Japan on Saturday and ranked in third place with 176,233 tickets sold and earning 224,145,400 yen (about US$2.09 million).

The live-action Lupin III film ranked at #4, the live-action Hot Road film ranked at #6, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen ranked at #7, and When Marnie Was There ranked at #10.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno opened in Japan on August 1.


#105

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-09-25/live-action-rurouni-kenshin-films-earn-10-billion-yen/.79176

[size=20]Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Films Earn 10 Billion Yen[/size]
posted on 2014-09-25 06:11 EDT

The three live-action Rurouni Kenshin films have collectively earned over 10 billion yen (about US$90 million). The announcement was made on Monday, when lead actor Takeru Satoh appeared at a screening of the third film (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Piccadilly theater. Satoh thanked the audience for helping to make this feat possible.


#106

***Warning! Contains Spoilers!

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, did it deliver or did it disappoint? [SGCafe Review]


#107

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-10-04/3rd-live-action-rurouni-kenshin-film-gets-3-new-tv-spots/.79067

3rd Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film Gets 3 New TV Spots

posted on 2014-10-04 08:49 EDT
2nd sequel film opened September 13

The official website for Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends), the second of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, began streaming three new television commercials on Monday.

”No. 1” TV Spot

[quote]Text: The number one live-action film in 2014! (as of September 7)
Narrator: Rurouni Kenshin is completed! Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen is also screening. One after the other, all in a single blow! Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen.[/quote]
”Go!” TV Spot

[quote]Narrator: Head to the cinema right now!
Kaoru: GO!!!
Narrator: Number one of this year!
Text: Number one records for 2014!
Narrator: Don’t miss the two-part Rurouni Kenshin festival! Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen.[/quote]
”Heart” TV Spot

[quote]Kaoru: Stop it!!
Narrator: Your heart will shake. Your tears will drip. This fight will become history. Number one in 2014! Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen.[/quote]

The film premiered in Japan on September 13 on 434 screens and sold 717,958 tickets for 919,479,200 yen (about US$8.57 million). It beat beat the previous Rurouni Kenshin film to earn biggest live-action opening in 2014.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Ruroni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) and Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends), are both now showing in theaters in Japan.


#108

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2014-10-19/live-action-rurouni-kenshin-films-top-12-billion-yen/.80105

Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Films Top 12 Billion Yen

posted on 2014-10-19 23:57 EDT

The three live-action Rurouni Kenshin films have collectively earned over 12 billion yen (about US$112 million).

The Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno sold 4,011,497 tickets over 76 days, earning a box office total of 5,180,733,800 yen (US$48,347,800). Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends sold 3,035,533 tickets over 33 days, earning a box office total of 3,875,672,300 yen (US$36,244,938)


#109

RUROUNI KENSHIN 2: KYOTO INFERNO - Trailer - Official Warner Bros. UK

Published on Nov 18, 2014

The latest official trailer for Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno (cert.15) - in UK Cinemas 28th November 2014.

Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh) is a legendary swordsman, a hero in the wars preceding the turbulent fall of Japan’s Shogunate in the 19th century. Once feared as ‘Battosai the Killer’, with the arrival of the new Japanese age and nursing the pain of losing many of his companions he is now a lone wanderer, roaming the land seeking to be of service to those in need. Fate however, had taken hold of Kenshin’s future and was now guiding him toward a new destiny.

Without warning he is summoned by Home Minister Toshimichi Okubo (Kazufumi Miyazawa), and is informed that Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara), his successor in the service of the new government, believed to be dead, is in fact both alive and plotting in Kyoto. Driven by a burning revenge Shishio commands a private army of bloodthirsty mercenaries and is planning to overthrow the government and will stop at nothing to take control. In that moment it becomes clear why he has been summoned; Kenshin is the only man alive who can find Shishio… and stop him.

Kenshin must summon every warrior skill he possesses to fight dangerous and brutal enemies along fate’s journey; leading to the ultimate bloody confrontation… blade on blade, soul against soul.


#110

###Kenshin Ranks in 2014’s Top 5 Japanese Films
posted on 2014-12-17 22:30 EST


#111

###3rd Live-Action Kenshin Film Wins Audience Award at Australia’s Japanese Film Festival
posted on 2014-12-18 21:30 EST


#112

###Rurouni Kenshin Wins Japan Academy Prizes
posted on 2015-02-27 23:05 EST


#113

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-03-17/rurouni-kenshin-cinema-details/.86068

Rurouni Kenshin Cinema Details

posted on 2015-03-17 13:34 GMT

Limited release from April 17

Warner Brothers UK has confirmed that the following cinemas will be screening Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends when it goes on limited release from April 17.

Cineworld Bolton
Cineworld Cardiff
Cineworld Crawley
Cineworld Enfield
Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew St.
Cineworld Sheffield
Cineworld Stevenage
Cineworld West India Quay

This is the third and last of the live-action films based on the samurai manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The company describes the story as follows:

In the final chapter, Shishio (Tatsya Fujiwara) has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru (Emi Takei) with him. After jumping overboard into the sea, Kenshin (Takeru Sato) is saved by his former mentor, Hiko Seijuro (Masaharu Fukuyama) and in order to stop Shishio in time, Kenshin enlists the help of his old master to train for the ultimate battle between hero and villain in an epic blood-drenched showdown.


#114

still waiting for my U.S. release… :pensive:


#115

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/05/29/video-australias-madman-posts-english-subtitled-ruruouni-kenshin-the-legends-ends-trailer

Australia’s Madman Posts English Subtitled “Ruruouni Kenshin The Legends Ends” Trailer

Finale released on DVD last week

May 29, 2015 7:45pm PDT

Australian distributor Madman released the live-action Kenshin finale, Rurouni Kenshin The Legend Ends on DVD last week, and to go with this, the’ve published an English subtitled trailor. In the feature, Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.


#116

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/10/20-1/famous-all-female-musical-theater-companys-rurouni-kenshin-cast-introduced-in-costume
October 20, 2015 2:21pm CDT
"Lupin the Third" stars and director attached to 2016 production


#117

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/10/27/video-takarazuka-revue-rurouni-kenshin-musical-promo-and-cast-appearance-posted
October 27, 2015 7:40am CDT
"Lupin the Third" stars and director attached to 2016 production


#118

[size=16]Rurouni Kenshin Takarazuka Musical’s Cast Perform in Videos[/size]
posted on 2015-10-28 23:59 EDT
Videos introduce cast in costume with short performances


#119

Takarazuka Rurouni Kenshin - Official Cast Preview

The official website of the upcoming stage musical of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin manga by the famous all-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue released this official preview of the cast in costume and performing as their characters.


#120

### Funimation Acquires Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Films

posted on 2016-06-21 12:36 EDT

US theatrical release dates set for all three films


#121

###Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Films Previewed in Funimation’s Teaser Trailer
posted on 2016-06-22 23:00 EDT
1st film screens in U.S. theaters on August 8-10, 2nd film on September 12-14, 3rd film on October 3-5


#122

###Funimation Posts 1st Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film’s English-Subtitled Trailer
posted on 2016-07-17 14:45 EDT

1st film screens in U.S. theaters on August 8-10, 2nd film on September 12-14, 3rd film on October 3-5