FUNimation Licenses Live-Action “Rurouni Kenshin” Trilogy

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their license of the Rurouni Kenshin live-action movie trilogy and their plan to release all three movies sequentially starting this fall. The adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Meiji era action series includes Rurouni Kenshin: Origins (renamed for the North American release), and the two-part adaptation of the popular Kyoto-arc,  Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends.


Takeru Satoh stars as the lead with Keishi Otomo directing.Tatsuya Fujiwara is the latter movies’ Shishio Makoto.


See a trailer video here.


via IGN

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