According to a poll conducted by Oricon, 65% of people are not pleased with the live-action adaptations of anime and manga. 70% want the producers to make a proper choice of the cast.
Chart: How do you feel about live action adaptations of anime and manga?
What do you want from live action adaptations?
*1, 69.6% Careful choice of cast suitable for the original works
*2, 49.5% Faithful representation of the original story
*3, 33.7% Incorporating the opinions of the original authors in the scripts and the cast
*4, 29.7% Reproduction of scenes crucial to the story
*5, 22.7% Paying attention to the props of the characters
According to Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, the live action movie of Rurouni Kenshin
will be premiered on August 25th 2012. A picture of actor Satoh Takeru playing Kenshin was revealed in the magazine.
Himura Kenshin played by Sato Takeru
Source: Oricon News