Rurouni Kenshin - Trailer
Director Keishi OhtomoYear 2013Genre(s) Foreign
Kenshin Himura was once a feared assassin known as Battosai the Killer. But, still only young, he has grown tired of taking lives and hangs up his sword in favour of peace, vowing to protect people as a wanderer and not a murderer. He winds up finding a home at a rundown martial arts school led by the feisty but lovable Kaoru Kamiya, who attacks him on his arrival on discovering who he once was. She soon begins to realise that being a killer is not his true self and grows close to Kenshin, helping him find peace and encouraging him to live the rest of his life without killing. However, this becomes more challenging than expected when another ruthless killer named Kanryuu Takeda leaves a trail of bodies behind him in his search for Kenshin, and will stop at nothing to force Kenshin to break his vow.
'Rurouni Kenshin' is based on the hit manga comic series of the same name written by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The movie has been directed by Keishi Ohtomo ('The Vulture', 'Churasan') who co-wrote the screenplay alongside Kiyomi Fujii ('Listen to My Heart', 'Death Note: L Change the World'). It was nominated for an Award of the Japanese Academy and will reach the UK on October 4th 2013.
Starring: Takeru Sato, Yu Aoi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Emi Takei, Yosuke Eguchi, Munetaka Aoki, Taketo Tanaka