The latest release Rurouni Kenshin:Kyoto Inferno surpasses Godzilla making it the the biggest opening for a Japanese film released this year so far. It is based on Kenshin Himura played by actor Takeru Sato battling evil Makoto Shishio(Tatsuya Fujiwara) attempting to overthrow the Japanese government during the Meiji Period. Over the last three days, it made 820,000,000 yen (about $8 million). The second part of of the live-action film titled Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen(Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) will be released in theaters on September 13th.
Notes About the Film
- Based on popular manga series “Rurouni Kenshin” written & illustrated by Watsuki Nobuhiro (published in Weekly Shonen Jump from September 2, 1994 – November 4, 1999).
- Filming began July 1, 2013 and finished December 27, 2013. Filming took place in Ibaraki, Yamagata, Kumamoto, Shiga, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nagano, Tochigi, Chiba, Kanagawa and Tokyo, Japan. More than 5,000 extras were used for the film.
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