I am really excited because Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno is going to be released in my local cinema! This is the follow-up to 2012’s Rurouni Kenshin film which I really liked. Kyoto Inferno is actually the second part in a trilogy and was released in Japan back in August. It is now making its way to the UK courtesy of Warner Bros and will be in the following cinemas from next Friday:
Cineworld Enfield, Crawley, Sheffield, West India Quay, Glasgow RS, Cardiff, Stevenage, Bolton and Vue Piccadilly
I have booked the day off work and my family are coming along for this one because they liked the first film as well!
Here’s some info and the UK trailer and poster:
Japanese Title: るろうに剣心 京都大火編
Romaji: Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika Hen
Release Date: August 01st, 2014 (Japan)
Running Time: 139 mins.
Director: Keishi Ohtomo
Writer: Watsuki Nobuhrio (Original Manga), Kiyomi Fujii, Keishi Ohtomo (Screenplay)
Starring: Takeru Sato, Emi Takei, Munetaka Aoki, Yu Aoi, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yosuke Eguchi, Kaito Oyagi, Yosuke Eguchi, Yusuke Iseya, Tao Tsuchiya, Maryjun Takahashi,
Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh) is a legendary swordsman, a hero in the wars preceding the turbulent fall of Japan’s Shogunate in the 19th century. Once feared as ‘Battosai the Killer’, with the arrival of the new Japanese age and nursing the pain of losing many of his companions he is now a lone wanderer, roaming the land seeking to be of service to those in need. Fate however, had taken hold of Kenshin’s future and was now guiding him toward a new destiny.
Without warning he is summoned by Home Minister Toshimichi Okubo (Kazufumi Miyazawa), and is informed that Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara), his successor in the service of the new government, believed to be dead, is in fact both alive and plotting in Kyoto. Driven by a burning revenge Shishio commands a private army of bloodthirsty mercenaries and is planning to overthrow the government and will stop at nothing to take control. In that moment it becomes clear why he has been summoned; Kenshin is the only man alive who can find Shishio… and stop him.
Kenshin must summon every warrior skill he possesses to fight dangerous and brutal enemies along fate’s journey; leading to the ultimate bloody confrontation… blade on blade, soul against soul.
Much of the cast from the original return for what looks set to be another entertaining historical action epic with Takeru Sato (Real), Emi Takei (Ai to Makoto) and Yu Aoi (Hana and Alice) taking the lead roles.
I’m looking forward to this!!!