August 6, 2016 : Rurouni Kenshin’s Live Action Trilogy

Rurouni Kenshin was a solid anime – one that due to Toonami’s original demise didn’t get a fair shake on US Broadcast Television. Over the last few years, a trilogy of live action films was made; and thanks to Funimation, they are finally coming to the States – with each movie getting a limited theatrical release. Below is a teaser trailer for the trilogy:

The first film is Rurouni Kenshin: Origins, which is obviously an Origins story. It is followed by Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, which has the anime’s biggest villain – Shishio Makoto (although I doubt it was played by Steven Blum). The final film is Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, which wraps things up.

The action looks pretty solid; and while I don’t think all anime are meant to be converted to live action, I definitely see Rurouni as one that can. Plus, it is cool seeing many of the characters come to life. If only the anime was back on Adult Swim…

posted by Pi Visuals at 12:06 am

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