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[J-Movie] Ruruoni Kenshin live-action
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"Rurouni Kenshin" live-action film adaptation confirmed



TOKYO: A live-action film adaption of popular Japanese manga (graphic novel) "Rurouni Kenshin", which stars Japanese actor Takeru Sato as the film's hero Kenshin Himura, will go into production in July, reported Japanese media.

"Rurouni Kenshin" revolves around Himura, a master samurai who had slain countless men over the course of his career as the deadly assassin Hitokiri Battousai.

He vows to stop killing after the Meiji Restoration, a series of events that restored imperial rule to Japan, leaving his life of bloodshed behind to lead the life of a wanderer who protects the weak with his skills.

"Everyone knows the character Kenshin in the original work. I think engaging acting is required.

"I will work with the production staff to create a Kenshin that stays true to the details [in the Manga]," said 22-year-old Sato, who is now undergoing swordsmanship training.

The creator of "Rurouni Kenshin", 41-year-old manga artist Nobuhiro Watsuki, was happy that the role of Kenshin Himura went to Sato.

"When the project first began, I and my wife were discussing who should play Kenshin, and Takeru Sato was the first person who came to mind.

"So when it was confirmed [that Sato would play Himura], I was surprised but also very happy," said Watsuki.

The rest of the film's cast will be announced at a later date.

Warner Brothers will produce the film, which is scheduled for a 2012 release.


Model and actress Emi Takei has been cast to play the heroine, Kaoru Kamiya, in the live-action adaption of Rurouni Kenshin. She joins Takeru Sato, who will be playing Kenshin.

"I feel that she has the chance of becoming big by playing various roles. Along with her age (17), I couldn’t think of anyone else to play the role of Kaoru," said Keishi Otomo, director for the film.

The original manga, created by Nobuhiro Watsuki, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump between 1994 and 1999. The story revolves around the peaceful wanderer Kenshin, a former assassin. As atonement for the murders he committed during the Bakumatsu War, Kenshin offers protections and aid to those in need.

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Oh god...
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Posted 6/28/11
he does suit Kenshin both are small and skinny with a nice face
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Posted 6/29/11
Takeru!!
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Posted 6/29/11
aw i always wanted Koichi Domoto ever since I saw his Kagen no Tsuki music video, but I guess this guy's okay...
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Takeru Sato!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 6/30/11
I hope it will come to Netflix.
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he suits the role! i'm glad it was given to him
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He rocks......
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Posted 7/21/11
so it's still 2012 eh?
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TAKERU SATO...KAWAII DESHOU
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what the hell
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I wan to watch it. I admire Sato Takeru, he's a great actor. I don't like the main actress though, she's been in so many dramas, wish it could be someone else playing the character.
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