Kumamon, the mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture, has been spending a lot of time with Himura Kenshin. The bear took the ex-political assassin's place for April Fool's. Kenshin's movie has been promoted with mascot merch. Now, for the Tokyo premiere of live-action film Rurouni Kenshin - The Kyoto Fire, Kumamon has taken the stage to show off his skills. Get a look after the jump.
Four-member Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has posted a full promotional video for "Mighty Long Fall," the theme song for the upcoming live-action film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno), the first episode of the two-part Kyoto arc. Check the PV after the jump.
A trio of "history," "romance" and "battle" TV ads have begun promoting the Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) adaptation of the samurai manga's fan-favorite Kyoto Arc. The movie opening August 1st will be followed by Densetsu no Saigo-hen (The Legend Ends) on September 13th. Get a look after the jump.
Cinema Today has posted a five-minute digest video for the upcoming film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno), the first part of the final installment of the Takeru Sato-starring Rurouni Kenshin live-action film series. Check the video after the jump.
Viz has announced that next Monday's July 14th issue of the English Weekly Shonen Jump will feature Rurouni Kenshin - Aku no Kioku, the backstory of villain Makoto Shishio from from Jump SQ 8. More after the jump.
Looking ahead to Rurouni Kenshin films' Kyoto arc in Kyoto Taika-hen (Kyoto Inferno) in theaters on August 1 and Densetsu no Saigo-hen (The Legend Ends) on September 13, various Japanese movie and entertainment sites have been running a set of character posters with Kenshin (Takeru Satoh), Makoto Shishio (Tastuya Fujiwara), Aoshi Shinomori (Yusuke Iseya), and Sojiro Seta (Ryunosuke Kamiki). Check them out after the jump.
The first part of the Rurouni Kenshin films' Kyoto arc, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) hits theaters on August 1, then the second part Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) will successively follow on September 13. Get a look at the new TV ad after the jump.
Tying into August's Rurouni Kenshin - The Kyoto Fire and September's The Legend's Conclusion live-action movies, Nobuhiro Watsuki will be returning to his samurai series for a one-shot manga telling the story of arch-villain Shishio Makoto. More after the jump.
The official YouTube channel for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films today posted a 110-second full trailer for the upcoming two sequels "Kyoto Inferno" and "The Legend Ends" in five language subtitles (English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean). Check the clips after the jump.
The official Twitter account for the upcoming two sequels of the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films today posted the latest/third promotional poster featuring all of the main characters including the newcomers for the Kyoto arc: Makoto Shishio, Aoshi Shinomori, and Sojiro Seta. Check the details after the jump.