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8:52 pm - 06/27/2011

Live-action “Rurouni Kenshin” movie confirmed, starring Sato Takeru

There have been rumors of a live-action “Rurouni Kenshin” movie since last summer, but now the project is officially confirmed. Actor Sato Takeru (22) will star under director Otomo Keishi (“Ryomaden”), with Warner Bros. producing.

The film is scheduled for release in 2012, though the staff is aiming to make it successful enough to continue as a series. Given the international popularity of “Rurouni Kenshin,” there is also hope that the movie gets released overseas as well.

The original manga, written by Watsuki Nobuhiro, originally ran in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) from 1994 to 1999. The story has been collected into 28 tankoubon volumes, and there are more than 50 million copies of the books in print. It has been translated and released in 23 countries, and a successful television anime adaptation came out in 1996.

Sato acknowledged that there is a “very high hurdle” in living up to everyone’s image of the iconic character. However, Watsuki commented that when the project was just starting, he discussed with his wife whom they thought should play Kenshin, and Sato was #1 on their list.

Preparations for the project started about 3 years ago, and Sato was offered the role after his appearance in “Ryomaden.”

Filming for “Rurouni Kenshin” is scheduled to begin in July.


Never read this manga but I hope he does well,big fan.
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utanonaka 28th-Jun-2011 12:58 am (UTC)
uwa~ I'm looking forward this! it's been years since I don't watch nor read any "rurouni Kenshin"
must be fun! ^0^
lady_mercury 28th-Jun-2011 12:59 am (UTC)
yaoilicious_53 28th-Jun-2011 01:20 am (UTC)
kozumifan 28th-Jun-2011 01:00 am (UTC)
this is gonna be good.
mailnosecret 28th-Jun-2011 01:00 am (UTC)
nggh so excited
cutoffline 28th-Jun-2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
found you
fseventh 28th-Jun-2011 01:01 am (UTC)
The anime has the best soundtracks ever!
camis86 28th-Jun-2011 01:03 am (UTC)
Agreed. *-*
watashidare 28th-Jun-2011 01:01 am (UTC)
foolish 28th-Jun-2011 01:01 am (UTC)
AS long as they keep the characters true to the manga, I'm good. I gotta feeling they're going to dumb it down though. Ugh. :/
infynitehexes 28th-Jun-2011 01:01 am (UTC)

Oh yeah...2012 is gonna be the bomb. 2 samurai-related movies. I hope this and 47 Ronin would be worth the wait.
urban_twilight 28th-Jun-2011 01:03 am (UTC)

This is going to be sooooooo awesome!!
bwfas 28th-Jun-2011 01:04 am (UTC)
I forgot that the manga that has a sacred place in my heart will have LA *sigh* must remind myself not to watch.

I like Takeru, but I can't see him, or maybe anyone, as Kenshin.
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bwfas 28th-Jun-2011 01:50 am (UTC)
Yes. They can ruin ParaKiss (yeah I'm biased) or YNSH or blah blah, but not Kenshin.

Btw cute icon :3
ocha_suki 28th-Jun-2011 01:08 am (UTC)
this better be good!
kouyou_maruha 28th-Jun-2011 01:08 am (UTC)

sleepydreamgirl 28th-Jun-2011 01:10 am (UTC)
DO NOT RUIN, okay, 'cause RK is awesome. ):
sakurawaji 28th-Jun-2011 01:15 am (UTC)
YES!!!!! Take♥
kat_desu 28th-Jun-2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
A+ Comment and userpic~♥
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