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Friday, August 30, 2013

Tao Tsuchiya To Play As Makimachi Misao For Live Action Rurouni Kenshin Movie

It was confirmed recently on the Sports Hochi newspaper scan seen above that Tao Tsuchiya will play as Makimachi Misao for the 2014 Rurouni Kenshin Live-Action films. Tao Tshuchiya's recent works include the 2010 Ultranman THE MOVIE and Mayonaka no Panya-san.

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.



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