Rurouni Kenshin is a manga from the 1990s written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is an action and romance series set in the Meiji Era. As of 2019, this manga had sold about 72 million printed copies. Thus we know that its influence remains to date among fans. In 1996, the manga was also adapted into an anime that ran for two years. Following it, three more OVAs were released in 1999, 2001-02, and 2011-12 respectively. In 2012, the first live-action adaptation of the manga, titled, Rurouni Kenshin- Origins was released. To date, five live-action movies have been released, two of which came out this year. Out of the two, one of them is soon going to getting an international release, Yes, Rurouni Kenshin: The Final Live-Action worldwide release date has been announced and fans are absolutely thrilled about it.
Anime series that get a live-action adaptation often leave a sour taste in the mouth. Mostly because the series does not seem to live up to the expectations. This is not the case for Rurouni Kenshin. It has excelled in delivering high-quality content without fail through every release. Much like its anime and manga counterparts, the live-action movie is thrilling, heart-wrenching, and satisfying to watch. Perhaps it’s high time that fans start getting hyped as one of the most epic movies is soon going to be available for streaming internationally. In its own charm, this Samurai movie digs into its plot efficiently, keeping fans indulged for a long time.
Here are all the details about Rurouni Kenshin: The Final Live-Action worldwide release date and where to watch it.
Rurouni Kenshin: The Final Plot
The legendary swordsman, Himura Kenshin is back again. However, seeking a peaceful way of life, Kenshin has stopped killing. He now lives with Kaoru Kamiya who runs a small dojo. However, their peaceful lives are distorted when their favourite restaurant, Akabeko Restaurant is destroyed. Amidst the destruction, Kenshin finds a note that says ‘Junchu’.
This time on Himura Kenshin, the swordsman must fight his brother-in-law, Enishi Yukishiro and his army. Vowing revenge for his sister’s death, Enishi might be the most dangerous enemy he has come across.
Although the movie is based on the final arc of the Rurouni Kenshin manga, it has made some of its original changes as well. What changes are made and how they influence the story is going to be interesting to find out.
Rurouni Kenshin: The Final Live-Action Worldwide Release
The original release date of Rurouni Kenshin: The Final was 23 April 2021 in Japan. After a wait of two months, the movie will be available internationally on 18th June 2021. You can stream the movie on Netflix starting the upcoming Friday.
Rurouni Kenshin is a 139 minutes film. based on the reviews so far, the movie should be fun to watch if you are into authentic Japanese Samurai action films. Following Ruroni Kenshin: the Final was Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning which came out on June 4, 2021, in Japan. There has been no update about its worldwide release.
Rurouni Kenshin: The Final Trailer
The trailer continues to raise the hype. We get glimpses of all the important characters like Kenshin, Kaoru Kamiya, and Enishi Yukishiro. The trailer features intense battle scenes and bloodbath. Alongside we see tragic looks and gloom over the characters face.
Rurouni Kenshin has a bunch of talented actors taking up the role of the different characters.
Takeru Satoh returns as Himura Kenshin along with Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya. Mackenyu Arata takes up the role of the Enishi Yukishiro. We will also see Yosuke Eguchi as Saito Hajime, Munetaka Aoki as Sagara Sanosuke, Yu Aoi as Takani Megumi and Yusuke Iseya as Shinomori Aoshi.
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The movie is directed by Keishi Otomo and produced by Hiroyoshi Koiwai and satoshi Fukushima. Kenshi Otomo also writes the screenplay of the movie. It is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, Japan. The movie’s music is composed by Naoki Sato.