VIDEO: UK Live-Action "Rurouni Kenshin" Trailer

2012 manga adaptation opens in select theaters October 4th

The 2012 live-action Rurouni Kenshin, directed by Keishi Ōtomo and starring Takeru Satoh as Kenshin, Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara and Emi Takei as Kaoru, opens in select UK theaters on October 4th, and to promote it, distributor Warner Brothers UK has posted a trailer and pair of subtitled clips. 



Ex-assassin Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satô) has made a vow never to kill again. Now a wandering samurai, Kenshin protects those in hope of reparation. Finding a home at a failing dojo run by Miss Kaoru (Emi Takei), he becomes entangled in a string of murders related to a drug ring run by the ruthless Kanryuu (Teruyuki Kagawa).

Rurouni Kenshin follows the story of a man avoiding violence -- but will his vow be put to the test when those he loves are threatened by his troubled past?

From the Japanese side of things, Takeru Sato has blogged photos of reading the manga on the set of next summer's sequels.

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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