Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X) Live Action Movie Confirmed

Anime series Rurouni Kenshin, also known as Samurai X locally here in the Philippines, is confirmed to be getting a live movie adaptation 12 years since it was last published in the pages of Japan’s Shonen Jump magazine. Japanese actor Takeru Sato is reportedly cast as ronin Himura Kenshin. Rurouni Kenshin originally ran in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1994 until 1999, and proved to be a major hit with sales of 50 million over 28 volumes, soon being adapted into a long-running anime series. The franchise‚Äôs highpoint was doubtless the generally excellent series of animated movies this in turn spawned.

Rurouni Kenshin still ranks as one of my favorite anime series of all time. I fondly remember the first time Samurai X aired locally (was it channel 2?or channel 23?) and was immediately hooked after the awesome anime intro. The Samurai X/ RuRouni Kenshin live action movie, the first in the franchise, will be directed by Otomo Keishi and produced by Warner Brothers Japan.

“The decision to pick Takeru Sato for the lead role was lauded by the original mangaka Watsuki Nobuhiro (who reports that at the start of the project when he asked his wife who would be best for the role, the first name to pass her lips was that of Takeru Sato), hopefully suggesting the movie will meet a better fate than the majority of anime-to-live-action adaptations.”

Pinoy Samurai X fans must be patient, The Rurouni Kenshin live action movie is expected to be released in 2012.


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RonieJApz says:

i can’t wait too long to see that movie, im so excited!! yohoooooooooooooooo

i like the way they translate it in movie…………..

hay………………era of fear and worriness………….i remember always that era……..in south east asia spaniards era………….iwantto watch it here i love history i want them to promote it world wide wishywish………..:)

guest says:

ang tanga nmn kung english dubbed… anu ka d marunong mag basa??

Sicarus_plgm says:

mga kulafoo sa ibang bansa yan..haha..sana magkaron agad ng english dubbed

Sheerockzghost says:

c marian rivera kaoru.. wahahahahahah

jimmy says:

astig abangan ko ito. sino kaya kukunin nila as kaoru?

Ryan_4m says:

excited much

Batousai99 says:

nako.. aabangan ko to..