Yes folks, it’s really happening! Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin manga is getting a brand new live-action adaptation, and it will have two parts. The first movie is titled Jūji Kizu no Naze, and will be a prequel of sorts, focusing on how Kenshin got his iconic scar. Meanwhile, the second film is titled Saikyou no no Teki. Warner Bros. Japan will once again be distributing the film, and they also opened a new official website as well. They even released a new key visual:
Director Keishi Otomo will be returning from the original trilogy to direct the two films. Warner Bros. has confirmed that these will be the final films for the franchise, and it will be covering the final arc from Watsuki’s beloved manga.
Both films will premiere in Japan in Summer 2020. Unfortunately for now, Warner Bros. did not mention whether there will be an international release or not. However, do expect them to reveal more details in the days ahead.
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