Warner Brothers releases ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ sequel teaser
MANILA, Philippines – Warner Brothers Philippines announced that it will be releasing the much-anticipated sequels of Rurouni Kenshin in August and September this year.
The first sequel, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, is schedule to open on August 20, 2014. This will be followed by Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends on September 24, 2014.
The movies are inspired by Kenshin the Wanderer: The Romance of the Meiji Swordsman (Shueisha Jump Comics), the monumental manga comic by Nobuhiro Watsuki that has sold more than 5.8 million copies and been translated into more than 20 languages.
Directed by Keishi Ōtomo, the film features fictional events that took place during the early Meiji period in Japan, focusing on a wanderer named Himura Kenshin (Takeru Satoh), formerly known as the assassin Hitokiri Battōsai. After participating in the Bakumatsu war, Kenshin wanders the countryside of Japan offering protection and aid to those in need of atonement for murders committed.
The first movie Rurouni Kenshin was released in 2012. – Rappler.com