Ladies and gentlemen, we finally get a new look at the upcoming Live-action Rurouni Kenshin The Final/ The Beginning films! Warner Bros. Japan has now released its latest teaser trailer, and it teases an epic battle between Kenshin and the new villain, Enishi, played by Mackenyu!
Other cast members include Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya, Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara, and Yuu Aoi as Megumi Takani. Riku Oonishi is also joining the cast, replacing Kaito Ooyagi as Yahiko Myojin. And finally, Takeru Satoh is reprising his role as Kenshin Himura for the films.
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., which is the Jinchuu arc. “The Final” will follow Kenshin’s conflict with the mysterious arms dealer, Enishi. Meanwhile, The Beginning will be a prequel of sorts, and will tell the story of how Kenshin got his iconic scar.
Principal photography for the films have ended already, and they shot several scenes all over Japan. Rurouni Kenshin Saishuushou The Final will open first, on July 3, 2020. The second “final” film, Rurouni Kenshin Saishuushou The Beginning, will then open in August 7, 2020.
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Source: Comic Natalie