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Rurouni Kenshin Movie (Live-Action)

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You all remember the old-school anime Rurouni Kenshin that used to run on Adult-Swim in the after 12 lineup?

Maybe not, you might have been asleep at the time. If you do remember Samurai Shamploo (another Adult-Swim samurai anime), then you may recall the somewhat less popular anime that beared some similarities.  Rurouni Kenshin from what I can recall is an anime about a samurai assassin who lost his memory, but not fighting skills. The series makes up of some seriously vivacious action packed sword battles in a feudal Japan setting. Although retaining a more serious and “gritty” tone, Rurouni Kenshin action scenes really packed a punch and stood out among other animes in what I like to call the “DBZ fanboy era.”

Well sleep no longer! Word has it that for the past year production for a live-action feature-length film has been underway. Check out the trailer!

Produced by Funimation, the feature-length movie(s) (3 installments) are set to open in the this and the next couple of months for a limited time!

Theatrical Dates

Movie 1 – Rurouni Kenshin: Origins – August 8, 9 & 10 (buy advance tickets now)
Movie 2 – Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno – Septmber 12, 13 & 14 (advance tickets coming soon)
Movie 3 – Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends – October 3, 4 & 5 (advance tickets coming soon)

Tickets for these showings are thankfully available locally at the Kabuki Theatre in San Francisco, so I’m very excited for that. If you would like to find out more info and purchase tickets follow the link below:

Funimation Films – Rurouni Kenshin Movie

 

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