We know that live-action adaptations often turn out to be disappointing, but that’s certainly not the case for the Rurouni Kenshin film series. The production company has done a pretty good job in bringing the characters to life from the manga pages.
This all-new cinematic universe takes us back to the world that fears the legendary assassin, Hitokiri Battousai. To those who have already watched the anime, don’t worry; this new avatar of Samurai X holds its individuality to captivate your attention.
The fourth instalment of the movie series is already knocking at the door, and Warner Bros is doing pretty much everything to kick off the hype train for this sequel.
The official YouTube channel for Warner Bros Japan releases a new trailer for Rurouni Kenshin: The Final. The film will premiere on April 23, 2021.
The trailer video features the film’s theme song, Renegades, by the popular Japanese rock band, ONE OK ROCK. It serves as a perfect introduction for the film, where an overpowered antagonist, Enishi, seeks revenge from Kenshin.
Moreover, it was full of intense fight scenes and gave us an idea about the incident that turned Enishi into a monster. We get to know that Enishi is Kenshin’s brother-in-law, and he wants to take revenge on Kenshin for killing his sister fifteen years ago.
Kenshin was ready to pay for his sins, but things go out of control when Enishi decides to torment his allies specifically instead of just killing him. Thus, a battle between the two veteran swordsmen is inevitable.
Don’t get disheartened by the film’s title; it won’t be the final instalment for this series. A sequel film under the title of Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning will premiere on June 4, 2021.
Rurouni Kenshin: The Final will be covering the Jinuch arc, the arc that never got animated after the cancellation of the anime in 1998. Thanks to Warner Bros for bringing it to the silver screen, thereby meeting the piled-up curiosity of all anime-only fans out there.
About Rurouni Kenshin
It is a Japanese manga series penned and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1994 to 1999. A TV anime adaptation was also broadcast to 1996 to 1998, and it even has an anime film along with numerous video projects. The English manga version was published by Viz Media, and the English anime version was released by Media Blasters.
The story revolves around a former assassin who, after going against the feudal government, changed his name to Himura Kenshin and changed into a wandering swordsman who protects the people of Japan. He made a vow to never take another life.Originally Written By Epic Dope