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Sunday, August 4, 2013

More Actors Announced For 2014 Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin

The official site for the two new live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie set for 2014 has confirmed additional actors including Ryousuke Miura, known to play as Ankh in the tokusatsu TV series, Kamen Rider OOO. In the Rurouni Kenshin movie, Miura will play as Sawagejo Cho, one of Shishio's "Ten Swords".

Other actors included in the list of casts are:

Maryjun Takahashi to play as Komagata Yumi, close follower, and also lover, of Shishio's, and one of the more loyal, often appearing by his side, even in death. 

Min Tanaka as Kashiwazaki Nenji, commonly referred to by his old spy name Okina, is an elder member of the Oniwabanshu. 

Miyazawa Kazufumi as Ōkubo Toshimichi, a legendary Ishin Shishi leader and samurai from Satsuma who became a major official in the Meiji Government after the end of the bakumatsu, taking the seat of Chief of the Department of Internal Affairs. 

Yukiyoshi Ozawa playing as Ito Hirobumia, prominent figure in Japanese politics and society until the early decades of the 20th century. 

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. 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.

Additional info c/o: Heck Yeah! RuroKen


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