Rurouni Kenshin Live-Action Movie — Full Trailer!

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Original source: Yahoo! Japan

The plot seems to be largely an amalgam of the Jin-e and Kanryuu/Megumi arcs, with Kenshin and Kaoru’s first meeting (with Jin-e in Hiruma Gohei’s place?), Yahiko and Sano’s introductions worked in…

I think I’m just going to quit worrying about the plot being too compressed, because it looks like everything else is going to be awesome. The actions scenes look very well done.

The characterisation is still what I’m most excited about, though. I was glad to see more of Sanosuke, Yahiko and Megumi:

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Megumi, you fox…

I think I’d already expressed my satisfaction with the glimpse of Sato Takeru’s portrayal of Kenshin.

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This time, it’s Takei Emi who’s really charmed me. The forcefulness in that first confrontation with Kenshin, the earnestness in her expression and voice when trying to reassure Kenshin that it doesn’t matter to her that he was a hitokiri…The woman is Kaoru.

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She’s just standing there, and yet she’s somehow already exuding Kaoru-ness. It’s awesome.

Anxiously awaiting news of a Singapore release