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.
Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.
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Makoto, an assassin who once was contracted by the government, has since become obsessed with tearing it down. Formerly, Kenshin was mainly concerned with protecting Kaoru, but the stakes are now higher as he struggles to protect the nation itself.Written by
Okubo Toshimichi was a real historical figure who lived from 1830 to 1878. He was killed by a group of disgruntled samurai while he was in a carriage going back to his Tokyo home. The attack did happen on May14th. See more »
When Kenshin rides out to save Kaoru, he makes it to Shishio's ship in one night. Kyoto is an inland city. The sea is almost 50 km away in Osaka. Yet, the movie makes it seem like he reaches the sea in mere minutes. See more »
I am long time fan of Rurouni Kenshin and I love the 1st movie. Here are the good/bad from this movie:
+ Just like the 1st movie, character portrayals (including costumes, fighting poses, characteristics) are very correct, if you know the original story, you will immediately scream "Oh, I know that guy" when someone new appears.
+ Fighting scenes are incredibly good. The right usage of CGI mixed with practical martial arts and sword fighting techniques.
+ The right atmosphere is built up against the villains.
Too many characters are introduced without giving enough time for development. You will totally get lost if you haven't known the original story.
The pacing is a little bit awkward.
Fight scenes seem less creative compared to the first movie.
Kenshin didn't wear his trademark red shirt the whole movie.
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