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Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014)
"Rurôni Kenshin: Kyôto taika-hen" (original title)

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Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.



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Kazufumi Miyazawa ...
Toshimichi Ookubo
Yukiyoshi Ozawa ...
Ken'ichi Takitô ...
Sadojima Hoji
Ryosuke Miura ...
Sawagejo Cho
Tomomi Maruyama


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Impressive Cast and Production. Perfect
14 December 2014 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I am deeply surprised. I was expecting a really bad adaptation, as it has been done before. This movie however is great. If you grew up watching the anime you will be pleased, as it brings to life the right personality of the characters. They even have that goofiness Himura always showed whenever he was surrounded by the ones he loved. But shifting right back to some cold heart determined killer that awarded him his nickname. The fighting scenes, were tremendous. None of that "shaking camera" BS that Hollywood vomits on us. Really well done.

The filming and editing are sublime. I could easily notice on one of the big fights (wont spoil it for you), the still burning ashes floating around the scene, giving me instant flashbacks to the anime. Really nice touch. And the opening scene of Shishio and Saito is tremendous.

The action is great. Himura is perfectly portrayed, with all of his goofy nuances, deep honor, shame, guilt, and killer instinct. And the same can be said of the remaining characters. Sanosuke is as obnoxious and lovable as ever. And Sojiro is perfectly depicted in his psychopath childish assassin persona.

I feel like i could show this movie to people that have never seen the anime, and they would still love it. Great work guys.

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