Sidat.ID, – The year 2021 will soon see another manga adaptation into a live action movie. The release of Rurouni Kenshin: The Final soon became the fourth entry in the series after Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends. It is based on the end of the Rurouni Kenshin manga, written by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The director of this film is Keishi Ōtomo.
Manga-based live-action movies are not very popular around the world, the main reason being the language barrier. Even so, fans who follow the manga world enthusiastically applaud this adaptation. These movies are just as exciting as DC and Marvel’s Hollywood comic book adaptations.
What do we know about the Rurouni Kenshin Series?
The Rurouni Kenshin series is a film adaptation of the Japanese manga of the same name. In the category of vintage action and adventure films, the series consists of five premieres. Rurouni Kenshin: Origins was released on August 25, 2012. It turns out that it made more than $ 36 million in Japan alone and more than $ 60 million worldwide.
This movie received an overwhelming response from around the world. More than 60 countries obtained distribution licenses in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Sequel to Rurouni Kenshin: Origins
The next two sequels are Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends. Both were released in the summer of 2014. Later, in 2016, there were announcements regarding the rights to the film. Funimation Films acquired the rights to the first film and its sequel. As a result, these films were released with English dubbing in North America in August 2016.
These films were premiered at various film festivals such as the Busan International Film Festival and the Sitges Film Festival.
In 2019, Warner Bros. Japan announced the production of the fourth and fifth sequels. Originally scheduled for release in Summer 2020. However, due to the pandemic, the release was postponed. Additionally, on December 4, 2020, a new poster and revised release date were announced on the official website.
Upcoming images of the sequel
This trailer will be released on March 10, 2021 on the official Warner Bros Japan YouTube channel.
Story Preview: Rurouni Kenshin Series
The legendary assassin Battousai, who disappeared after his victory at the Battle of Toba-Fushimi. He turned his back on the bloodshed and chose to become a wandering swordsman. He continues under the name Himura Kenshin and works to save the Japanese people without ever killing anyone again. The story is a representation of love, peace, and redemption. As a result of all the murders he has committed, he vows to help those in need. The next day, he met Kamiya Kaoru. He attacks him, believing him to be a famous assassin, but reveals that he only carries a “reverse sword sword” and not the one Battousai used to have.
Subsequently, Kaoru fights an assassin, in which Kenshin arrives and saves him, giving the assassin a chance to recognize him, the real Battousai. The story takes a critical turn, causing Kenshin to realize his horror and his vow not to kill anyone. The killer kidnaps Kaoru. Kenshin Next fights the first and saves his beloved, keeping his vows intact. Ever since Kenshin let his killer die, he tried to commit suicide.
Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Dies plot
In the sequel to Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, Kenshin lives with Kaoru and her students when a government official calls him to locate Shishio Makoto, who terrorized Kyoto and her people. The following story revolves around Kenshin on how he helps Kyoto and uses the Sakabato twins to fight the enemy.
Even though he could judge Shishio’s true intentions, Kenshin couldn’t stop him. The story ends with a climax in which Kenshin is found unconscious on the beach and taken away by a mysterious man.
The third film, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, describes Kenshin’s journey, finding the part of his soul that he missed when he vows never to kill anyone. He completed his training and discovered the fact that Shishio had issued a court order against him. Therefore, Kenshin took a secret passage to his house. Towards the end of the great battle with Kenshin and his allies, Shishio caught fire and burned to death. Since then, Kenshin is recognized as Kenshin, and it turns out that his life ends as Battousai.
Cast of Rurouni Kenshin: The Final
The cast of the famous manga adaptation Rurouni Kenshin is always the talk of the town. Cast and crew rosters are a great topic to discuss. In Rurouni Kenshin: The Final, Takeru Satoh played Himura Kenshin, along with Emi Takei as Kamiya Kaoru. Munetaka Aoki immediately plays the role of Sagara Sanosuke and Yū Aoi immediately plays Takani Megumi. Mackenyu as Yukishiro Enishi and Yōsuke Eguchi as Saitō Hajime soon became part of the film.
Where to watch the Rurouni Kenshin series?
The film adaptation of the famous Japanese manga, the Rorouni Kenshin series, is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime. One can log into their respective accounts to experience the life of the legendary swordsman, Rurouni Kenshin. The series link is provided below:
Rurouni Kenshin: Origins
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Hell
Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Dies
So far there is no official statement on the availability of spare parts for the film that will soon be available online.***