Rurouni Kenshin fans have something to look forward to later this month. This is because the live-action movie adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin manga has announced that they are hosting a special global fan event. It’s called the “Rurouni Kenshin Global Fan Session”, and it will take a look at the two-part “Final Chapter” movies. It will stream globally on March 24, 2021.
The main cast, which includes Takeru Sato (Kenshin Himura), Emi Takei (Kaoru kamiya), Mackenyu Arata (Enishi Yukishiro), Munetaka Aoki (Sanosuke Sagara), Tao Tsuchiya (Misao Makimachi), Kasumi Arimura (Tomoe Yukishiro), Issey Takahashi (Kogoro Katsura), and Yosuke Eguchi (Hajime Saito) will be appearing in the stream. Director Keishi Otomo is also joining in as well.
The movie’s official website also released a statement in English about the livestream. It reads:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE OVER THE YEARS!
LET’S JOIN RUROUNI KENSHIN GLOBAL FAN SESSION!
The live action “Rurouni Kenshin” saga is finally coming to an end! To celebrate the release of the two new movies “Rurouni Kenshin: The Final” and “Rurouni Kenshin:The Beginning” and to thank all fans around the world who have loved and supported the series, the online event “Rurouni Kenshin Global Fan Session” will be held on Wednesday, March 24! This will be a LIVE online streaming event where the cast and crew gather together to carry out a variety of programs for you! You can watch the event on live via YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and LINE.
We would like to ask you to send in a passionate video message full of love for the Rurouni Kenshin films! When sending in your video message, you can also win the chance to participate in the LIVE event: 50 winners among those who submit a video will be invited to join the event virtually via ZOOM on that day wherever you are! The 50 winners who participates in the event via ZOOM might be able to talk to the cast! Please do not forget to check the application procedures below. The names of all the applicants may also be announced at the end of the event. Let’s make this the biggest “Rurouni Kenshin”online event in the history together!
Director Keishi Ootomo 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, though it will have a bit of a different story. “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.
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Source: Rurouni Kenshin official website