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#31 Iyouboushi

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:18 PM

The movies are worth watching at least once.  I wish I had a lot of free time and could schedule a night where all of us could just sit down and watch them together (streaming or otherwise).  Kind of BMM but with good movies instead :P   Unfortunately, I don't know if that will ever happen.

 

The avatar is from the newer OAV, Shin-Kyoto Hen.  I reviewed that right here, in this topic in fact.  In short, the animation and music was beautiful (it was the series' music orchestrated) but they really changed a lot of the Kyoto arc and fans generally don't like it that much (one person called it 'rubbish' but I wouldn't go that far lol).  I personally think the live action movies tell the Kyoto arc better than the OAV for whatever it's worth.

 

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#32 Iyouboushi

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:47 AM

There's a Rurouni Kenshin musical playing currently in Japan (for a few more days). 

 

 

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It's an all-female cast.

 

 

First Bleach, now Kenshin.  What next, DBZ?


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Posted 07 May 2016 - 12:35 PM

Lol...wtf.... The mic certainly throws things off for me.


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#34 Iyouboushi

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Posted 24 June 2016 - 06:42 AM

Some awesome news today!
 
Funimation Announces Acquisition and Theatrical Release of "Rurouni Kenshin" Film Trilogy
 
 

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – June 21, 2016. Funimation Films is proud to announce its acquisition of the “Rurouni Kenshin” live action, samurai film trilogy. The trilogy, distributed by GAGA Corporation, includes “Rurouni Kenshin: Origins” (released as “Rurouni Kenshin” internationally), “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” and “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends.” Funimation has secured the exclusive North American rights to theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast distribution of all three titles as part of its agreement with GAGA. Funimation will release all three films in Japanese language with subtitles in U.S. theaters at the end of this summer – “Rurouni Kenshin: Origins” on August 8 - 10, “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” on September 12 - 14 and “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends” on Oct 3 - 5.

The “Rurouni Kenshin” trilogy is based on the worldwide, bestselling manga series of the same name, which has sold more than 70 million copies and been recognized as a New York Times Bestseller. The storyline, set in feudal Japan during the Meiji period, centers on a former assassin Kenshin Himura who must confront a rapidly modernizing society following a fierce war. Joined by allies along the way, Kenshin faces new villains as he fulfills his vow to protect the innocent.

“We're excited to be working with GAGA to bring this international box office hit trilogy to North America,'” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “This collection of movies stands out as incredibly authentic film adaptation that faithfully honors the original manga series. We're eager to share ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ with U.S. audiences in August.”

Of note, choreographer Kenjin Tanigaki served as action director of all three “Rurouni Kenshin” films. Tanigaki, dubbed one of the world's top stunt choreographers by TimeOut, is part of the team behind action superstar Donnie Yen (“IP Man,” “Dragon”). Tanigaki's long list of other film work includes “Blade II,” “Kill Zone,” “Legend of the Fist” and “Dragon.”

“Fans have been clamoring to see the ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ film trilogy and we are pleased to finally be bringing it to theaters,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “The action choreography and production design throughout all three films is incredible and has to be experienced on the big screen. Fans will not want to miss seeing them.”

All three films, grossing more than $160M internationally, were well received by critics. “The sword fighting is amazing, the directing is brilliant, the casting nearly perfect… “ and “…May be the single best Japanese live-action adaptation…” proclaimed Kotaku “…Delivers grand thrills.” hailed Twitch Films. “Choreography is fast and furious…” said The Hollywood Reporter. “…A well-shot swordplay spectacular” declared The Guardian.

To commemorate today's announcement, Funimation Films released the official, full-length theatrical trailer for the “Rurouni Kenshin” trilogy. The trailer is available here for viewing through an exclusive partnership with the leading gaming and entertainment website IGN.com.

Synopsis

In the wake of a brutal civil war, Kenshin Himura, once a feared killer, turns his back on bloodshed and vows to carry a reversed-edge blade for the rest of his days. But Kenshin soon finds that the world around him is greatly changed. Rapid modernization has given rise to new villains driven by power and greed—and from the shadows of the past, the famed assassin Makoto Shishio has returned to wreak havoc across Japan. Together, with the beautiful kendo instructor Kaoru and a colorful cast of allies, Kenshin embarks on a quest to protect the innocent from those that would do them harm. In a staggering display of swordplay and martial arts mastery, Kenshin will attempt to survive his promise to face his own blade—before spilling the blood of his enemies!

For more information and updates, visit the official movie website at funimationfilms.com/rurounikenshin.

 
 
That's amazing! I'm glad that they're going to be showing and releasing those films here (and not dubbed :XD:)
 
 
The only thing about that is that usually when they release films like that here in theaters it's usually in a very, very limited manner.  You almost need to live in a big city to see them as they don't release it to very many theaters (at least in my experience).  Plus the incredibly small window to see the films (only two days per movie it looks like).  But at least a few people out there who might have never seen it will go see it and enjoy them.


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 01:34 AM

And some more new Kenshin stuff on the way.  Apparently there will be another spin off manga with two chapters (the first of which is scheduled to be released in November).  Will be titled Rurouni Kenshin Ibun: Ashitarou Zenka Ari which translates to Rurouni Kenshin Variant Story: The Criminal Ashitarou

 

Link to a news article about it (in English)

 

Hopefully manga stream or another scanlation group picks this one up too.


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 07:55 PM

More Kenshin news!

 

http://www.animenews...ng-2017/.109370

 

The January 2017 issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine is revealing on Friday that Nobuhiro Watsuki will draw a new arc in his Rurouni Kenshin manga that will take place in Hokkaido. The new manga will launch in spring 2017.

 

The January issue of Jump SQ. is also publishing the second chapter of Watsuki and his wife Kaoru Kurosaki's two-chapter spinoff manga (pictured at right) "Rurouni Kenshin Ibun: Ashitarō Zenka Ari" (Rurouni Kenshin Variant Story: The Criminal Ashitarō). The second chapter reveals the spinoff manga's true name: "Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido-hen Jomaku: Ashitarō Zenka Ari" (Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido Arc Prologue: The Criminal Ashitaro).

 

Watsuki first launched his Rurouni Kenshin manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1994. The manga centers around Kenshin Himura, once a deadly assassin during the Meiji Restoration, who is trying to find a new life beyond violence. The manga has since been adapted into a 95-episode TV anime series, an anime film, three original video anime, three live-action films, and a stage musical by the all-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue.

 

Watsuki previously published a Rurouni Kenshin spinoff manga in 2014 titled "Honō wo Suberu -Rurouni Kenshin: Uramaku-" (Controlling Flame -Rurouni Kenshin: Hidden Chapter-) that focused on how Shishio Makoto and Yumi Komagata met.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:39 PM

Viz has made their translations of The Ex-Con Ashitaro chapters free, at least for now.  So if you haven't bought it/read it yet, now's a good chance.  These two chapters serve as a prequel to the new Kenshin arc, the Hokkaido arc, coming soon.

 

 

Part 1

Part 2

 

 

 

In other news, the three live action films have been released on blu-ray here in the USA.  Wal-mart, of all places, is selling them and has them on sale for way cheaper than anywhere else I've seen.

 

Movie 1

Movie 2

Movie 3


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:36 PM

Viz's site gives me:
 

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I can't read it because I'm in Brazil! :tea:



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 09:59 AM

Aww.. and because it was so cheap/quickly translated I haven't seen it on any of the manga sites around the Internet.  :(   It's worth reading if you can find a way to check it out though since it's the prologue to the new manga arc.  May have to try and find a proxy server or something.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:18 AM

Jump Editor Sasaki Discusses New Rurouni Kenshin Manga in Subtitled Video

Viz Media posted an English-subtitled interview on Thursday with Hisashi Sasaski, vice president for global Shonen Jump at Viz Media and former editor-in-chief of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. In the interview, Sasaki discussed being an editor for Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga, and meeting with Watsuki again for Watsuki's upcoming Hokkaido Arc for Rurouni Kenshin.

 

 

In the video, Sasaki reveals that Kenshin will be the protagonist of the new series, and that the new series will have five "arcs."

 

The new manga will launch this spring. Watsuki and his wife Kaoru Kurosaki published a two-chapter prologue titled "Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido-hen Jomaku: Ashitarō Zenka Ari" (Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido Arc Prologue: The Criminal Ashitaro) for the manga in the Jump SQ. magazine in November and December. The manga featured a new protagonist named Ashitaro. Viz Media's digital manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump published the prequel in English in December.

 

Watsuki first launched his Rurouni Kenshin manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1994. The manga centers around Kenshin Himura, once a deadly assassin during the Meiji Restoration, who is trying to find a new life beyond violence. The manga has since been adapted into a 95-episode TV anime series, an anime film, three original video anime, three live-action films, and a stage musical by the all-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue.

 

Watsuki previously published a Rurouni Kenshin spinoff manga in 2014 titled "Honō wo Suberu -Rurouni Kenshin: Uramaku-" (Controlling Flame -Rurouni Kenshin: Hidden Chapter-) that focused on how Shishio Makoto and Yumi Komagata met.


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