Takeru Satō (Kamen Rider Den-O) stars as the eponymous lead, Himura Kenshin, with Emi Takei (Ai to Makoto) starring opposite as Kamiya Kaoru. The film has already racked up north of $60m. around the world, so things are definitely looking good ahead of its release here next month. And with just a few weeks left before it hits our shores, the new UK quad poster has been released, with Satō front and centre.
Ex-assassin Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satō) has made a vow never to kill again. Now a wandering samurai, Kenshin protects those in hope of reparation. Finding a home at a failing dojo run by Miss Kaoru (Emi Takei), he becomes entangled in a string of murders related to a drug ring run by the ruthless Kanryuu (Teruyuki Kagawa).
Rurouni Kenshin follows the story of a man avoiding violence – but will his vow be put to the test when those he loves are threatened by his troubled past?
Starring alongside the leading duo are Munetaka Aoki, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yū Aoi, Kōji Kikkawa, and Yōsuke Eguichi.
Ōtomo (Ryōmaden) is directing from a script he co-wrote with Kiyomi Fujii (Death Note: L Change the World).
Two sequels have already been given the go-ahead to follow next summer, with Ōtomo set to return to helm Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and Rurouni Kenshin: The Last of a Legend Arc. So fans of the original manga and anime have plenty more to look forward to.
Rurouni Kenshin is set to be released in the UK on 4th October.