Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN: THE FINAL CHAPTER Film Releases First Look At Enishi

Two live-action Rurouni Kenshin films will be released in Japanese theaters later this year, an adaptation of the Jinchū arc and a prequel film based on the OVA Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal.

Back in April 2019, two new Rurouni Kenshin live-action films were announced- a sequel that picked up from where the first three live-action films left off and a prequel which recounts how Kenshin received his cross-shaped scar.  The former is based on the final story of the original manga, the Jinchu arc while the latter appears to be an adaptation of the prequel OVA Trust & Betrayal.

Filming on both projects ended this past June.  That leaves plenty of time to polish the films in post-production as the image below confirms a July 3, 2020 release for The Final Chapter and a August 7, 2020 release date for The Beginning Chapter.

Funimation screened all three of the previous live-action adaptations in North America four years ago in 2016- four years after the last film's release in Japan. Hopefully, it won't take quite so long this time around as the limited theatrical run for each film proved popular.

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Rumors of the project first surfaced back in 2017, when it was revealed that Emi Takei was secretly married and pregnant with her first child. This development actually led to a delay in filming.

Complicating matters further was the shocking controversy surrounding manga creator Nobuhiro Watsuki's possession of child pornography. He escaped a jail sentence and was free to continue work on the new Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc (a continuation of the manga series after a 20-year hiatus) after paying a fine. 
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