|Rurouni Kenshin るろうに剣心|
Rurouni Kenshin or perhaps better known as Samurai X originated as a manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The tale of the wandering protector with a dark past went on to get it's anime series treatment. Both the manga and anime were so popular that even someone like me who is not really into manga or anime had a rough idea about this series about.
But for some reasons, it was difficult for me to follow this series properly. It was either catching a few episodes of Samurai X anime on television or sampling some of Rurouni Kenshin manga at the library. So when the news of Rurouni Kenshin getting a live action treatment by the Japanese, I was pretty excited about watching this movie. Finally there's a chance for me to get started on the Rurouni Kenshin's series.
Given the popularity of this series, the cast and director of this live action film have a lot of expectation to live up to. Will they be able to capture the essence of Rurouni Kenshin without boring the fans with repetition of materials from the manga and anime? Will they be able to hook newbies like me to this series? Will it be good?
On 29th Nov 2012, Rurouni Kenshin will be shown exclusively at Film Garde cinemas in Singapore. It's just a couple of months after It's general release in Japan. A good incentive to catch this on the big screen.
Nearly 140 years ago, in the last days of the Shoguns, there was a man known as “Battosai the Killer,” feared as the most powerful assassin.
He was faster than a god, stronger than a demon, and had a leading spirit of the Meiji Restoration.
In a flash he downs any number of opponents. Once he pulled out his sword, nobody survived against him.
As the war ended and the new Meiji era came, Battosai vanished from the world.
The only thing that remained was his legend.
10 years later, a man appeared in a world still in disarray.
His name is Kenshin Himura, a wanderer who saves people with a back-blade sword that cannot kill.
This is Battosai the Killer, who has taken a pledge never to kill again.
In order to bring peace to the world so that his loved ones can live safely,
Now Kenshin’s battle begins!
(Plot from Filmgarde's page)
Trailer (from Encore Films)