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Two years after the prologue, the story of Kenshin Himura, once a legendary assassin but now a wonderer protecting the people he cares, has come back to the big screen with the two-part sequel, "Kyoto Inferno" and "The Legend Ends" at last! Along with director Keishi Otomo, rising again to the challenge of playing Kenshin is Takeru Satoh ("Real" , 2013). Also returning from the first film are Emi Takei ("For Love's Sake", 2012), Yu Aoi ("Hula Girls" , 2006), Yosuke Eguchi ("Goemon", 2008) among others. Newly joining from the sequel are a wealth of acclaimed actors such as Tatsuya Fujiwara ("Death Note" series) as the crazed evil Shishio and Yusuke Iseya ("Blindness", 2008) as Aoshi, another deadly opponent Kenshin faces.
Kenshin Himura is a legendary swordsman in the wars accompanying the turbulent fall of Japan's Shogunate in the 19th century. Once feared as 'Battosai the Killer', he has adopted a peaceful life since the arrival of the 'new age'. But Makoto Shishio, the 'Shadow Killer' who succeeded to Kenshin's position as the deadly assassin, has since then been scheming in the Kyoto underworld. As Shishio knew too much of the dark side of the new government then, he was stabbed and set on fire on the rise of the new age; However, he survived, and wrapped in bandages, has raised an army of disaffected former samurais with the aim of overthrowing the new regime.
Agreeing to a request by the new government to defeat Shishio, Kenshin leaves his beloved ones in Tokyo and sets out for Kyoto. He and Shishio are a match in skill and in wits, but their aims are opposite. Can Kenshin preserve the nation without breaking his vow that he will kill no more...?
About the Original Comic
The film is based on the best-selling comic sold more than 58 million copies in Japan, and translated in 23 languages. It has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1994 to 1999, made into animation TV series and movies.To this day, it has inspired enthusiastic international fans becoming one of the most popular comic titles all over the world.
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"Real" (2013) "Beck" (2010)
"Love for Beginners" (2012) "For Love's Sake" (2012)
"Blindness" (2008) "Casshern" (2004)
"Goemon" (2008) "Swallowtail Butterfly" (1996)
"Death Note" series "Battle Royale" series
Director & Screenplay: Keishi Otomo "Platinum Data" (2013) "Ryomaden" (TV series, 2010)
Screenplay: Kiyomi Fujii "Death Note: L Change the World" (2008)
Cinematographer: Takuro Ishizaka "MW" (2009) "Sakuran" (2007)
Production Designer: Sou Hashimoto "Crows Zero Ⅱ" (2009) "Goemon" (2008)
Action Director: Kenji Tanigaki "Dragon" (2011) "Kamui" (2009)
Release in Japan: [Part 2: Kyoto Inferno] August 1, 2014 [Part 3: The Legend Ends] September 13, 2014
Length: TBC / Cinema Scope / 5.1ch
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