"Rurouni Kenshin" will be released as a live-action movie in 2012, Takeshi Sato for Karimura Kenshin role



It was decided to become a live-action movie of the swordplay manga "Rurouni Kenshin" which was set in the Meiji Period, which became very popular by serializing in the Weekly Shonen Jump from 1994 to 1999.

Ken Sato who has appeared in the movie "Kamen Rider Denou", a break from the role of Ryotaro Nogami, a movie "ROOKIES" and "BECK" as well.


Director Hiroshi Otomo who was in charge of directing at the big drama "Ryomaden". In this "Ryumaden" Sato plays Okada Obachiri. Speaking of Kenshin at the end of the Tokugawa period, he was a person who took away the name of Kenji Sorai and also known as Ozada Kozura, but as an offer he was the one who served as Kenshin.

Ken Sato's comments are as follows.

In Okada 's role as a role in "Ryomaden", I was concentrating on living the role of possessing without losing my mind, but this role of Kenshin is a piece with original work, everyone knows As a character, I think that not only live but also "show" performance is being questioned. I will also stick to the details and I would like to make a mind image of the sword with the staff. I will try my best so please expect.

I am practicing the sword now. I know that the hurdles are tremendously high. However, I think that this team will be able to make live-action movies that everyone can recognize. I will challenge heartily with all the people who have worked on this work until now, and the thoughts of the original fan. If you do not mind, thank you for your support.

Director Otomo has been engaged in drama production at NHK for a long time, including Ryoma Tensei, but turned to free on April 30, its first work is this work. Director's comments are as follows.

Because "Rurouni Kenshin" is a manga with many fans all over the world, I would like to create a world view full of the unique charm of the movie, so that I can have more fun while respecting the original work. While the era changes from the end of the Tokugawa period to the Meiji era, the characters enjoy pleasure in transformation and will live the days of swelling swells. A man who made an oath without killing It shows a fine entertainment with a powerful action as to how the sword heart of a slaughter, a sword in which he can not cut, has opened up the era in any way.

Mr. Sato is a relationship that has been trusted by "Ryomaden". In this time, in order to further draw out his charm, I'd like to show the swordsmanship that sticks to the core strongly, sticking to the work of "mankind". Mr. Sato wearing costumes and wielding a sword is exactly such a sword heart. His high physical ability is fully demonstrated in the action scene. It is amazing that an actor will evolve rapidly in one work. I can understand that he himself is knocking. I am convinced that I can challenge even more as a director. Actually, the staff has put a number of original fans. To the extent that they are pleased "everything" in every scene, the world view of the original is expanding in a good meaning now. I will also pour everything by actors and staff to have the sweet hearty strong spirit that will make a new era from chaos, that this movie will experience it. Please expect it.

Incidentally, although the story of making this film a live-action film has been raised many times so far, it is difficult to visualize the original as 28 volumes (22 volumes in the complete version) It seems that it came to being realized at the end of the preparation in over three years this time.

The authors' comments such as the following are given from Nobuhiro Kazuki.


When the project just started to move, I talked with my wife "Who is the sword heart of the leading role?" Ken Sato was the first to raise. So I was really surprised when I decided, I felt more pleased. I am expecting a wonderful acting.


"Ryomaden" I've enjoyed seeing you. The contrast between Ryoma and Yataro was full of humanity and it was fun. "Rurouni Kenshin" The original is a juvenile manga with many actions but I hope for directing Otomo's human drama in this movie.

This year is also the 15th anniversary from the 1996 TV animation broadcastA memorial site opensAnd, it is said that OVA and theatrical version of Blu - ray are decided, and even new animation is produced, but it seems not to stay alone.


This is an illustration of the sword heart decorating the first volume of the complete version cover. Mr. Nobuhiro Wagetsu of the author serialized "animated alchemy" which was also animated, with the work which was terminated in the relatively short term "GUN BLAZE WEST" after this work series, now "Emberming" at jump square It is in series.


"Rurouni Kenshin - Meiji Kenkaku Romantan" released in 2012
Original: Nobuhiro Wagashi "Rurouni Kenshin - Meiji Kenkaku Romantan -" (Shueisha Jump Comics)
Director: Hiroshi Otomo
Producer leader: William Iyton
Executive Producer: Hiroyasu Koiwai
Producer: Shinzo Matsuhashi, Toshiya Nomura
Production: Warner Bros. Movie
Production Production: STUDIO SWAN (IMJ - E)

© Nobuhiro Wagetsu / Shueisha

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