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Jun 27, 2011 3:57 PM

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According to Comic Natalie, Warner Bros. has announced a live action movie of Rurouni Kenshin. Actor Satoh Takeru (official blog) will play Kenshin and the film will be premiered in 2012. Warner plans serial releases of the film.

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Executive Producer: William Ireton (the President of Warner Entertainment Japan)
Director: Ohtomo Seishi ("Ryomaden")
Studio: Studio Swan ("Paradise Kiss live action")

Source: Comic Natalie

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Jun 27, 2011 3:58 PM
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Dunno if I'll watch, but that's nice news.
 
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Jun 27, 2011 4:10 PM

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As long as it doesn't have American actors, I see no reason to cry.
 
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Jun 27, 2011 4:15 PM

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sounds interestinggggg.. :3





 
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Jun 27, 2011 4:30 PM

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I won't watch it.
 
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Jun 27, 2011 4:30 PM
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Yay, awesome! I haven't seen Rurouni Kenshin for so long. I doubt it'll play next year though lol
 
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Jun 27, 2011 4:36 PM

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I don't watch live-action Japanese movies much, but if this turns out to be good, I might. Always liked samurai movies.
 
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Jun 27, 2011 4:43 PM

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yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Sato is hot. i hope he can match Kenshin´s role~~~

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Jun 27, 2011 4:50 PM
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Takeru is cute. I can envision him playing the Oro Oro part well... the image fits....
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Jun 27, 2011 4:51 PM

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I hope this works out. I love Rurouni Kenshin and would hate for the movie to be a failure....
 
Jun 27, 2011 5:00 PM

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Yeah i hope that the movie will be watchable !
 
Jun 27, 2011 5:34 PM

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hopefully they won't screw it up
 
Jun 27, 2011 5:42 PM

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i doubt this film, but no americans please.
 
Jun 27, 2011 5:44 PM

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As long as they don't screw it up like they did DB fine by me. I still get nausea thinking about the DB fail and I'm really nervous about the Cowboy Bebop with Keanu Reeves. Not to mention the rumors about an american Death Note with Zac Efron.
 
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Anyone who says the movie will suck because of Westerners is a weeaboo/communist.

You don't have to be from the same country as the character you're playing to be awesome.

Just ask Hugh Jackman, Australian as Logan/Wolverine, Canadian.

If the movie sucks, it'll be because it sucks. Dragonball Evolution and The Last Airbender don't suck because Asians were replaced by Westerners. They suck because they're terrible movies.
 
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I was afraid when it said Warner Bros, because then I expected another DB live. But then again, Rurouni Kenshin cannot be done in that type of fashion, since everything in the series screams "Japan". I'm glad that they use Japanese actors, but will this be good? No idea.
 
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and2one said:
As long as they don't screw it up like they did DB fine by me. I still get nausea thinking about the DB fail and I'm really nervous about the Cowboy Bebop with Keanu Reeves. Not to mention the rumors about an american Death Note with Zac Efron.


Zac Efron? Seriously? Wow, I never heard that one.

Well, as long as the movie's decent, I'm happy. Kenshin is such a classic. It would be a shame if the movie tarnishes the name.
 
Jun 27, 2011 6:09 PM

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I would TOTALLY watch this. I love Rurouni Kenshin.
 
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Please hire an asian actor at the least for the lead
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Nice.
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Jun 27, 2011 6:16 PM

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Don't know if I'll watch it, it might be a great or terrible adaption.
Guess we'll have to wait and see.
 
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SagaraYuzuru said:
I was afraid when it said Warner Bros, because then I expected another DB live. But then again, Rurouni Kenshin cannot be done in that type of fashion, since everything in the series screams "Japan". I'm glad that they use Japanese actors, but will this be good? No idea.


same here! The word "Warner Bros" worry me... I won't watch it, but let's hope the actors will all be JAPANESE when they are supposed to be JAPANESE!
 
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sigh......another one.....

whatever happened to trigun....akira.....bleach? whatever...
 
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Anyone who says the movie will suck because of Westerners is a weeaboo/communist.

You don't have to be from the same country as the character you're playing to be awesome.

Just ask Hugh Jackman, Australian as Logan/Wolverine, Canadian.

If the movie sucks, it'll be because it sucks. Dragonball Evolution and The Last Airbender don't suck because Asians were replaced by Westerners. They suck because they're terrible movies.


Do you seriously think it's the same thing if a white guy of one nationality plays a white guy of another nationality? Particularly if there's NOTHING inherently nationalistic about the character?

The first sign DBE and TLA were going to suck were when they were too lazy to find people of asian descent and just went and got more white people. Avatar is DRENCHED in asian culture, and you went and picked a bunch of white people? Already I know you don't care.

Anyway. Takeru Sato is an amazing actor. I've seen him play six different roles in the same show, all to great effect. He'll make a good Kenshin. Just don't screw up the action scenes.
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I guess that's good news, I hope it turns out to be a good movie.
 
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Pixy-Stix said:
Anyone who says the movie will suck because of Westerners is a weeaboo/communist.

You don't have to be from the same country as the character you're playing to be awesome.

Just ask Hugh Jackman, Australian as Logan/Wolverine, Canadian.

If the movie sucks, it'll be because it sucks. Dragonball Evolution and The Last Airbender don't suck because Asians were replaced by Westerners. They suck because they're terrible movies.

Clearly you do not know what a communist is, and if you do, then shame on you for using the phrase incorrectly.

Fun Fact about Wolverine, in the original pilot for the 90s X-Men cartoon he had an Australian accent.

Now on the subject at hand. Satou Takeru eh? Well that's promising. If the director is good then perhaps this movie will be too.
 
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As long as the actor is asian then there's no problem
 
Jun 27, 2011 7:08 PM

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But it's more fun to see everyone bitch over things.

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Jun 27, 2011 7:10 PM

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I'm planning on watching this. I hope it isn't cheesy.

 
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I didn't know if this was good or bad, but after seeing the actor.... Oh well, a good caracterization can solve it. Still.... just hope it'll be good.
 
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Anyway. Takeru Sato is an amazing actor. I've seen him play six different roles in the same show, all to great effect. He'll make a good Kenshin. Just don't screw up the action scenes.


I agree, Den-O + all the Imagin were decent enough. At least the goofy side of Kenshin is covered.
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Jun 27, 2011 7:33 PM

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I really hope this works out.
 
Jun 27, 2011 8:00 PM

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Yeah i hope that the movie will be watchable !
this is the best i can hope for.
 
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Do not want.
 
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So...when are we gonna get more news on the anime.
 
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hmm i'll definitely check this one out



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Jun 27, 2011 8:16 PM

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Hey, if its made in Japan and funded by Warner Brothers, I have high hopes for this one. It should be a while till it comes out though, unfortunately.
 
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and2one said:
As long as they don't screw it up like they did DB fine by me. I still get nausea thinking about the DB fail and I'm really nervous about the Cowboy Bebop with Keanu Reeves. Not to mention the rumors about an american Death Note with Zac Efron.


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Anyways, as long as everyone is Japanese it is fine with me and it`s Satoh Takeru : )

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kindergraph said:
jesus christ, do you people not read past the headlines?

THIS IS A JAPANESE FILM FROM A JAPANESE DIRECTOR WITH JAPANESE ACTORS. the involvement of warner bros. doesn't make it any more american since it's being produced by its JAPANESE branch.

lol this is what I was just about to say. Don't forget it was Warner Bros Japan who distributed the Death Note movies. I thought it'd be obvious just by seeing who is going to play Kenshin.
 
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kokocho said:
kindergraph said:
jesus christ, do you people not read past the headlines?

THIS IS A JAPANESE FILM FROM A JAPANESE DIRECTOR WITH JAPANESE ACTORS. the involvement of warner bros. doesn't make it any more american since it's being produced by its JAPANESE branch.

lol this is what I was just about to say. Don't forget it was Warner Bros Japan who distributed the Death Note movies. I thought it'd be obvious just by seeing who is going to play Kenshin.


It`s for safety measures. nobody wants to see a bad Kenshin movie XD XD XD
 
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As a huuuuge fan of RuroKen I can hardly wait to see this movie! There were some rumours about it last summer, and I'm so happy that they were proved to be true!
I know adaptations like this might turn out bad as well, but since Sato Takeru is an excellent actor (plus Watsuki himself said he was the top on his list of "who could play Kenshin", so... :D) and the director did an awesome job on Ryoumaden I think it's gonna be all right this time :)

This year is truly amazing for us, Kenshin fans, even if we don't get anything else (come on, re-releases, game, new anime, live action movie...) I think we cannot complain about this anniversary. The only thing left would be a manga, and a nice one-shot would be so great indeed... I wouldn't mind a break in the Embalming series :))
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EPIC :D cant wait to see it
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I want to hear "Hiten-Mitsurugi Stylllllllllllllllllle"
 
Jun 27, 2011 10:06 PM

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Great, some white guy is going to play Kenshin
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Jun 27, 2011 10:24 PM
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interesting...
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Jun 27, 2011 10:33 PM

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How adorable.




 
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I approve. Massively.

But I must post a RuPaul quote: "Don't fBEEP it up."
 
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I approve. Massively.

But I must post a RuPaul quote: "Don't fBEEP it up."


I won't be crawling to see this, but I love Kenshin so this is somewhat exciting. I wonder how they'll pull off the action scenes with finesse. Will wait for the reviews haha.

 
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Great, some white guy is going to play Kenshin


because satoh takeru is a white name
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I'll save everyone three pages of reading.

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