Jump SQ announced that Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note's Light Yagami) had been confirmed to play as the powerful Shishio Makoto in the two upcoming RUROUNI KENSHIN live action films. Directed by Keishitomo (Ry maden), it will premiere on Summer 2014.
The two films will be entitled "RUROUNI KENSHIN: THE GREAT KYOTO FIRE ARC" and "RUROUNI KENSHIN: THE END OF A LEGEND ARC". TAKERU SATO (Kamen Rider Den-O) will be reprising his role from the first film as Kenshin Himura.
The "Kyoto Arc" took place several months after Kenshin joins the Kamiya Dojo. Shishio Makoto plans to conquer Japan by destroying the Meiji Government, starting with Kyoto. Feeling that his friends may be attacked, Kenshin goes to meet Shishio alone in order to defeat him. However, many of his friends, including a young Oniwabanshnamed Makimachi Misao, decide to help him in his fight.