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Thursday, August 1, 2013

2014 Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin: Actors To Play Soujirou, Aoshi Revealed

The latest issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine has announced that actor Ryunosuke Kamiki (Tantei Gakuen Q, Howl's Moving Castle) will play Soujirou Seta, and Yusuke Iseya (Ashita no Joe, Honey & Clover) as Aoshi Shinomori for the two new live-action Rurouni Kenshin are set for next summer 2014. Last month, Tatsuya Fujiwara was announced to play the lead villain, Shishio Makoto and 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.

Source: ANN


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