The first half of a two-part follow-up, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno a. Kyoto Taika-hen suffers by failing to take the same discretion with the source material, choosing instead to mirror the manga's episodic, drawn- out build-up to the decisive confrontation between Himura Kenshin Takeru Sato, a former Kamen Rider and Makoto Shishio Tatsuya Fujiwara of Battle Royal and Deathnote fame.
The full synopsis and impressions after the jump. A little light comedy, some historical political machinations, and thankfully, no glaringly bad CG on display.
|Thank You, please check your email to confirm your subscription :)||But the essence of the original story was there; altered in some ways to make it more exciting and appealing in a new form of media — as a live-action movie. All the background story and details lost are for the true blue fans to know and for the bandwagon to find out.|
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|La última entrega live action de Rurouni Kenshin estrena en 2020||At the end of the battle it is declared that history has been made, and Battosai walks away and vows never to kill again.|
|Rurouni Kenshin (Film)||All photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Following the media blitz of two weeks ago that saw director Keishi Otomo who also helmed the first film and lead actors Takeru Satoh Kenshin , Emi Takei Kaoru , and Munetaka Aoki Sanosuke attend a red carpet premiere the only such event to be held for the film outside Japan here in Manila, anticipation is at fever pitch.|
|Rurôni Kenshin: Kyôto Taika||Production[ edit ] On June 28, , a live-action film adaptation was announced. He also found Satoh as a good fit for Kenshin's character after the two worked together in a previous film.|
Those were my major takeaways from the trailer which doesn't seem to be going the super-flashy route for its adaptation, and isn't afraid to rely on wire work to show its characters bouncing around onscreen. Actor Takeru Sato, who should be an old-hand now at the live-action adaptation game, seems like he's able to pull off the character based on our brief time with him in the trailer.
The Beck and Goemon actor will hopefully be able to strike that fine balance between innocuous wanderer and deadly assassin. Based on the story synopsis below, it looks like the redemption tale behind Rurouni Kenshin is taking a bit of a backseat to the clash between the evolving landscape of the Japanese military, so expect plenty of gun vs.
Casting wasn't really my concern here--most times, the actors are spot-on for the parts in these live-action adaptations of manga and anime titles.
The real issue most times is how over-produced and garish they end up being, just loaded with distracting CG consider the late's vintage flying swordsmen animation from Goemon and Kamui. More often than not the production teams seem to be straining at some kind of anime look without really having a sense of how poorly some of this stuff will track onscreen.
Here's the official synopsis from Comic Book Movie : Japan is about to enter the Meiji era and transition from the Middle Ages to industrialization. The samurai have no place in this modern society where warriors are less useful than traders. Unemployed, having lost the right to wear the sword, and facing guns and cannons, the samurai will gradually disappear into legend.
Kenshin is one of such lost warrior. Once a grand master of the sword he is now a vagabond, wandering the roads of Japan. However, his chivalry and courage will make this one-time mercenary a loved and respected vigilante.