This fall, Funimation will be bringing the trilogy of live-action movies adapting Rurouni Kenshin to North American theaters. The three films cover the early beginnings of Kenshin meeting Kaoru, Sano, and the rest, to the end of the fan-favorite Shishio Makoto arc. Check out the trailer and release dates after the jump.
FUNimation Entertainment has announced their license of the Rurouni Kenshin live-action movie trilogy and their plan to release all three movies sequentially starting this fall. The adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Meiji era action series includes Rurouni Kenshin: Origins (renamed for the North American release), and the two-part adaptation of the popular Kyoto-arc, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends.
Ticket seller Pia has posted a promo for legendary all-female performance troupe Takarazuka Revue's upcoming production of their adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's hit samurai manga Rurouni Kenshin, along with footage from the cast's October 20th dress presentation at Tokyo Meguro Gajoen.
Legendary all-female performance troupe Takarazuka Revue famously looks to a broad range of source material for their musicals, from Faust and West Side Story to Phoenix Wrightand Ocean's 11. As such, the news that they'll be adapting Nobuhiro Watsuki's hit samurai manga Rurouni Kenshin, isn't entirely surprising, especially since the lead was voiced in anime by Revue veteran Mayo Suzukaze. On October 20th, a special dress rehearsal was presented at Tokyo Meguro Gajoen.
Manga and anime are full of pulse-pounding climactic battles, but what is it that makes a Last Boss Fight truly memorable? What makes the best ones tick? Shane takes a minute today to take a crack at figuring it out. Hit the jump to read more about some of his favorites!
Legendary all-female performance troupe Takarazuka Revue famously looks to a broad range of source material for their musicals, from Faust and West Side Story to Phoenix Wrightand Ocean's 11 to Legend of the Galactic Heroes. As such, the news that they'll be adapting Nobuhiro Watsuki's hit samurai manga Rurouni Kenshin, isn't entirely surprising, especially since the lead was voiced in anime by Revue veteran Mayo Suzukaze.
Australian distributor Madman released the live-action Kenshin finale, Rurouni Kenshin The Legend Ends on DVD last week, and to go with this, the've published an English-subtitled trailer. In the feature, Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.
For the 120th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Brazil, the San Paulo Culture Center of the Japan Foundation will invite 45-year-old manga author Nobuhiro Watsuki, best known for his Rurouni Kenshin series, to Brazil this July. Hit the jump for more details.
The English J-Stars Victory VS+ site has rolled out its latest round of promo videos for the crossover fighting game celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Shonen Jump magazine, now set to be released in Europe on June 26, followed by the Americas on June 30, on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, as well as a digital-only release on PS Vita. This one features Toriko versus Zebra, Kenshin versus Reborn's Tsuna Sawada and Bobobo-bo.