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Manga 'Rurouni Kenshin' to Have Two New Live Action Movie Adaptations Due Summer 2014

by symbv
Jun 29, 2013 4:22 AM | 52 Comments
In the latest issue of Jump Square, it was announced that manga "Rurouni Kenshin" will have a two new live-action movie adaptations, "Kyoto Taika hen" (Great Fire of Kyoto) and "Densetsu no Saigo hen" (The Legendary Death), which will covers the Kyoto Arc. The two movies will be released to theaters in Japan in summer 2014.

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Yoshiteru said:
iLostReason said:
Confucius said:



Seriously, Hiko? Soujiro? Aoshi? They're all fine but who the heck is gonna play Makoto and Fuji? One is a burnt mummy and the other is a giant.

Jul 18, 2013 2:02 AM by yhunata

I don't know what people are talking about. The anime doesn't need a remake at all, that would just take away from what it means in the Anime Industry, and as a story that takes place in Historical Japan. It was actually successful (specifically the Kyoto Arc) and it would ruin the whole aura/memory if it was re-done imo. What Rurouni Kenshin DOES need is the Jinchu/Enishi arc continuation in OVA format or as an Anime series sequel. That's where they can showcase all their up to date flashiness/art. No one should even touch the anime before Kyoto Arc, or the Tsuiokuhen OVAs.

Though if it was re-done, I wouldn't have any complaints personally and I'd definitely watch it. I just don't think it's necessary and it will take away from what the original means.

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to all the live action movies.

Jul 16, 2013 2:14 PM by Shuda-

But ruroken need a remake like FMA Brotherhood, including Jinchu arc

Jul 16, 2013 9:21 AM by Nana_chan1986

I should really get to watching the first movie...

Especially with the majority here showering it with their praise.

Jul 1, 2013 1:08 AM by ChronosXIII

Drizzy_Drake said:
Thought it said "anime" adaptations for a sec :

My dreams are shattered :[

Jun 30, 2013 10:08 PM by Fai

yay! i loved the first one. looking forward :D

Jun 30, 2013 2:50 AM by snuffless

iLostReason said:
Confucius said:



Jun 30, 2013 2:40 AM by frozenthrone

Warner Bros really loves to cash in on all of their movies. They just made one last year and now more are popping up.

Jun 29, 2013 11:54 PM by ShojoSamurai

Oh please let there be an anime reboot after this. Or at least adapt the Enishi arc into a live action (or an OVA). That arc needs an adaption badly.

Jun 29, 2013 11:50 PM by yhunata

The first Live-Action was pretty awesome, looking forward to those two as well! and really hope that One Ok Rock will do more awesome single for this :P

Jun 29, 2013 11:45 PM by Ame_Sama

Not sure if I'll renew my passport.

Jun 29, 2013 7:43 PM by Frezlaj

I quite liked the movie. Looking forward to this.

Jun 29, 2013 6:32 PM by Britannian

I guess after that it' the anime

Jun 29, 2013 6:13 PM by Mr_Gutts

Wow.. definitely a great news! Really had a low expectation from the 1st Live Action movie but after watching it, it was suprisingly great. 1st anime turned Live action movie that is done right. Can't wait...

Jun 29, 2013 5:07 PM by rebelakuma

I'm quite excited to hear about this news. I thought they did an excellent job with the first live-action, so I can only hope that the sequels will be just as good (if not, better).

Jun 29, 2013 3:36 PM by Notturnos

I've never been so happy about live action news before. Loved the first movie, will definitely watch these two as well.

Jun 29, 2013 3:34 PM by mirichan00

The movie was impressive. So I think Im gonna watch. <3

Jun 29, 2013 2:41 PM by Raikee00

Why can't they leave well enough alone?


Jun 29, 2013 1:23 PM by JustALEX

Confucius said:


Jun 29, 2013 1:11 PM by iLostReason