The live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie has done pretty well critically and pretty well commercially ($36.7 million in Japan, $25 million internationally). So, it's little surprise that a sequel is going to be produced. Semi-official word comes that this is in fact the case with Spanish distributor Mediatres Studio telling a crowd at XVIII Salón del Manga de Barcelona that a sequel that stays true to the manga is being planned.
The movie, retitled The Samurai Warrior, will be screening in Spanish theaters in January and February 2013 ahead of an April DVD/Blu-ray release.
Meanwhile, LA EigaFest will be presenting Kenshin's live-action premiere as part of the film series held in conjunction with the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from Dec. 14-Dec. 16. The Floating Castle, Thermae Romae, Helter Skelter, Kirishima Thing, Rakugo Eiga and Wolf Children will also be screened.