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Thursday, December 5, 2013

2014 Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin: First Look At Okina, Shinomori Aoshi

After the first look at actor Ryunosuke Kamiki who will play the role of  Soujirou Seta, two more photos have been revealed in line with the upcoming Rurouni Kenshin live action film sequels. Seen above are Min Tanaka as Kashiwazaki Nenji and Yusuke Iseya (Ashita no Joe, Honey & Clover) as Aoshi Shinomori.

In the Rurouni Kenshin Manga, Kashiwazaki Nenji, commonly referred to by his old spy name Okina, is an elder member of the Oniwabanshu. During the Bakumatsu, he operated at the Kyoto Investigator in order to analyze the movements in the city's political world. After the Restoration, he raised Misao, who was handed over by Aoshi.

Shinomori Aoshi is the genius young leader of the Oniwabanshū onmitsu. Known to his followers as the "Okashira", Aoshi's skills in combat, stealth and information gathering are without parallel, but having missed his chance to gain glory for the Oniwabanshū during the bakumatsu, he led a group of his men in serving as enforcers for the wealthy industrialist and opium dealer Takeda Kanryū in the hopes of finding a new battlefield in the Meiji era.

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". Joining him are Maryjun Takahashi to play as Komagata Yumi, Min Tanaka as Kashiwazaki Nenji, Miyazawa Kazufumi as Ōkubo Toshimichi, Yukiyoshi Ozawa playing as Ito Hirobumia and Tatsuya Fujiwara to play the lead villain, Shishio Makoto and Takeru Satoh reprising his role as 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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