Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Returns in 2020
By Kasaix • 2 months ago • 2 comments


It's been a few years since the trilogy of live-action Rurouni Kenshin movies graced the silver screen. That was anime made live-action done right. Every second of screen time was true to the source material. Perhaps some liberties were taken, and the story may not have been 1:1, but it was easy to see that every since person working on those films read, lived, and breathed Kenshin. The director, Otomo Keishi, is returning to the project with Kamen Rider Den-O's Takeru Satoh reprising his role as the titular rurouni. 


Now, let's take a look at the trailer for Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, to refresh us on just how awesome those films were.





Oh yeah, all of those movies are available for purchase in the west, so that's something Kenshin fans should probably do.


If you're wondering why there is a few years separating the last film in that trilogy, and these new films, Keishi has an explanation: they needed to find a senario that is actually better than the original trilogy, and apparently working on those films was difficult, so he wanted his people to properly recover. 


While we don't know the titles of the new Kenshin movies, we have an idea of what they will be about. The first movie will cover Kenshin's origins, how he got his scar. We'll likely see Tomoe and her death. The second will cover the Enishi arc as Kenshin and his friends find out where Shishio got his weapons from mainland China.