Genre: Samurai, Historical, Action
Original Serialization: Weekly Shounen Jump 1994-1999
Summary:Rurouni Kenshin was a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Watsuki Nobuhiro. The fictional setting takes place during the early Meiji period in Japan. The story is about a fictional assassin named Himura Kenshin, from the Bakumatsu who becomes a wanderer to protect the people of Japan.
Produced by Warner Bros., with actual film production done by Studio Swan, the film was directed by Ohtomo Keishi and stars Satou Takeru as Kenshin, Aoki Munetaka as Sanosuke Sagara and Takei Emi as Kaoru.The staff "aims to release the film internationally and eventually make a series."
Whoa this is a really long post, and probably tl;dr as well Ah wells, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the movie if you've watched it, or anything about it or the sequels that are to come at all, really
I encourage everyone who is a fan of the Rurouni Kenshin manga and anime to check this out. I'm generally not a fan of live action adaptations of anime or manga, but this one is excellent. The action is incredibly well done, and you'll notice how the movements and even in some cases signature moves...are near perfect equivalents of the manga/anime. The soundtrack is epic, and quite emotional...screenplay very well written and the casting couldn't be better.
Even if you never read or watched Ruruoni Kenshin before...I would recommend this film. It is that good.