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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2014 Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Principal Photography Completed

After 6 months of grueling film production, the principal photography for the upcoming  two new live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie sequels set for 2014 finally ended last December 27 according to Comic Natalie. Filming started last July 2013 from Tokyo, Kyoto, and the prefectures of Ibaraki, Yamagata, Kumamoto, Shiga, Hyōgo, Nagano, Tochigi, Chiba, and Kanagawa. The production featured 5,000 extras. The film will feature 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 or "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen” and “Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen" and will premier this August 1 and September 13, 2014.


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