Greet the new year with this awesome shot of the two live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie sequels' version of the legendary Juppongatana, taken from the film's . Led by the ruthless (), this band of highly skilled swordsmen promise to pose a formidable threat to Kenshin Himura () and his friends.
The members of the movieverse's "Ten Swords" are (Ryunosuke Kamiki), Cho Sawagejo (Ryosuke Miura), Hoji Sadojima (Kenichi Takito), Anji Yukyuzan (), Usui Uonuma (Matsu Murata), Kamatari Honjo (), Henya Kariwa (Yuuya Hara), Iwanbo (), Saizuchi (Kentaro Shimazu), and Fuji ().
The actors join returning cast members Emi Takei (as Kaoru Kamiya), Munetaka Aoki (as Sanosuke Sagara), Yuu Aoi (as Megumi Takani), and Yosuke Eguchi (as Hajime Saito), as well as new cast members Tao Tsuchiya (as Misao Makimachi), Yusuke Iseya (as ), Min Tanaka (), Kazufumi Miyazawa (as Toshimichi Okubo), Yukiyoshi Ozawa (as Hirobumi Ito), KaitoOyagi (replacing Taketo Tanaka as Yahiko Myojin), and Maryjun Takahashi (as Yumi Komagata).
The two sequels will cover the entirety of the Kyoto arc from the manga and anime. The first of the two,(Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire), is scheduled to be released in Japan on August 1, to be followed by(Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend) on September 13. Philippine release dates for the two sequels have yet to be announced.
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