Rurouni Kenshin Live-Action Films – The Much Awaited Rurouni Kenshin Series Is Back
Rurouni Kenshin, a Japanese Manga famous for its amazing sword fights and classic samurai appeal, will finally be releasing its much-awaited Live-Action Film Adaptation. The Official Website of the Live-Action Film has confirmed the films’ release date and even released a trailer on YouTube for the fans. There will be a total of 2 films being released next year, the First One titled “Rurouni Kenshin Saishusho The Final,” which will premiere in theaters on the 23rd of April, and the Second One “Rurouni Kenshin Saishusho The Beginning,” which will premiere on the 4th of June.
The First Film titled “Rurouni Kenshin Saishusho The Final” will be covering the “Jinchu Arc” from the original Manga, where Himura fights against a Weapons dealer who is named “Enishi.” The Second Film titled “Rurouni Kenshin Saishusho The Beginning” will be providing the audience with the backstory of how Kenshin got the scar on his; overall, both the Films are definitely going to impress a lot of people.
The films were originally slated to premiere in theaters this year itself, on the 3rd of July and 7th of August, respectively, but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it wasn’t possible. Regardless of all the delays, the Movies are expected to be extremely good and have been in the process of making since 2018.
Written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki, “Rurouni Kenshin” is a Japanese manga series that was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen JUMP back in 1994 and ran for a good five years ending in 1999. With a total of 28 volumes released, the manga was one of the most popular manga of all time.
The story follows a former assassin, Himura Kenshin, who, after taking part in the Bakumatsu War and killing many people, became overwhelmed with guilt. He decided to become a peaceful wanderer and renounce his violent methods and go on a journey to atone for his sins, but this becomes very difficult for Himura Kenshin when his past catches up to him, and he needs to pick his sword up, but this time it’s to protect people important to him.
Different Adaptations | Rurouni Kenshin
The Manga series has received multiple adaptations, both Live-action as well as Anime. The Anime Adaptation, which aired from 1996-1999, was directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi while the animation was handled by Studio Gallop (from episode 1-66) and Studio Deen (from episode 67-95). The Live-Action Film Trilogy was released in Japan from 2012 to 2014, with the titles Rurouni Kenshin, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends. The movies were very interesting and surprisingly well made.