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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tatsuya Fujiwara To Play Shishio Makoto In New Rurouni Kenshin Movies

The official website of Warner Bros for the film Rurouni Kenshin names Tatsuya Fujiwara to play the lead villain, Shishio Makoto. It also confirms that there will be two new live-action Rurouni Kenshin are set for next summer 2014. Takeru Satoh best known for the role for Kamen Rider Den-O will reprise his role s Kenshin Himura.

The latest Rurouni movies will be based on Kyoto arc of Nobuhiro Watsuki's original manga, specifically, the Great Kyoto Fire and Legend's End storylines. The two-part movies will be entitled Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend Arc.

The "Kyoto Arc" took place several months after Kenshin joins the Kamiya Dojo. Shishio Makoto plans to conquer Japan by destroying the Meiji Government, starting with Kyoto. Feeling that his friends may be attacked, Kenshin goes to meet Shishio alone in order to defeat him. However, many of his friends, including a young Oniwabanshū named Makimachi Misao, decide to help him in his fight.

The first Rurouni Kenshin live action film debuted at the top of Japan Box Office when it premiered in Japan on August 25th, 2012. It also has been seen in theaters more than 2 million times, earning over 3 Billion yen in Japan.

Additional information c/o Jefusion


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