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Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan (original title)
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A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested.

Director:

Keishi Ohtomo

Writers:

Nobuhiro Watsuki (manga), Kiyomi Fujii (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
J. Michael Tatum ... Kanryu Takeda (voice)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ... Child (voice)
Patrick Seitz ... Officer (voice)
Josh Grelle ... Gein / Townsperson (voice)
Eric Vale ... Sanosuke Sagara (voice)
Ian Sinclair ... Undercover Cop (voice)
Takeru Satoh ... Kenshin Himura (as Takeru Satô)
Chuck Huber Chuck Huber ... Kanryu's Aide (voice)
Trina Nishimura ... Megumi Takani (voice)
Alexis Tipton ... Kaoru Kamiya (voice)
Sonny Strait ... Kanryu's Aide (voice)
Yû Aoi ... Megumi Takani
Micah Solusod ... Kenshin Himura (voice)
Kent Williams ... Aritomo Yamagata (voice)
John Swasey ... Jin'e Udo (voice)
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Storyline

In 1868, after the end of the Bakumatsu war, the former assassin Kenshin Himura promises to defend those in need without killing. Kenshin wanders through Japan with a reverse-edged sword during the transition of the samurai age to the New Age. When Kenshin helps the idealistic Kaoru Kamiya from the gangsters of the powerful opium drug lord Kanryuu Takeda that wants her school for his production of opium, Kaoru invites Kenshin to stay in the school. But the drug chemist Megumi Takani escapes from Kanryuu and seeks shelter in the school. Meanwhile the killer Battosai is murdering police officers and leaving messages attached to their bodies. When Kanryuu poisons the population to get the school, Kenshin and the street fighter Sanosuke Sagara join forces to attack their common enemy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 August 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins See more »

Filming Locations:

Saga, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,093,453 (Japan), 25 August 2012, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Though Gein, the masked henchman of Kanryu, is based off the character of the same name from the manga, he has much more in common with Han'nya from the manga. Gein is heavily scarred and works as Kanryu's messenger, like Han'nya, while his outfit, personality, and wire-work is more inline with Gein from the manga. His mask is a combination of both Gein and Han'nya's masks. Neither of them use guns or a wakizashi in the manga, however. See more »

Quotes

Kenshin Himura: [to Kanryu] you know what money can't buy? What you're begging for right now: your life.
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Connections

Followed by Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Beginning
Written by Takahiro Morita (as Taka)
Performed by One Ok Rock
Courtesy of A-Sketch
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26 February 2015 | by Otaku_CriticSee all my reviews

Rurouni Kenshin Trilogy is the best anime based live action movie ever! All three of it are the best. I didn't really appreciated the anime series when I was a kid but then I grew up and I saw the first movie. I was like, "Wow, even live action movies based on an anime is possible!" Because of this movie, I'm now interested to watch the anime series.

The story was great, the characters were also great, even the setting. This is the movie that made samurai battles more realistic. As anime fan, I also like this movie from start to finish. The sequels were also great and I might review those in the future.

In conclusion, Rurouni Kenshin is a must watch especially to Samurai X fans and other anime fans out there.


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