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Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father opened the Kamiya Kasshin-ryu, a kendo school located in Tokyo and Kaoru is now an instructor there. Kaoru then invites Kenshin to stay at her dojo. Their relationship develops further, but Kenshin is still haunted by his violent past ...
Despite being extremely cringe-inducing at times, Rurouni Kenshin is a passable film compared to other anime-adaptation disasters. Not a fan of the series, but I do appreciate this one. Expect super comical villains, CGI blood, epic but poorly-timed soundtrack, well choreographed fight scenes, and an actor who's face is way too pretty to play a veteran samurai. Still cool though!
2012 was a poor year for Japanese cinema in my opinion. There wasn't really much of any note that came out. When I read about this film I thought it would be another cheesy live-action film with shit acting. It's not. It's pretty awesome. I have never read the manga or seen the TV show, but this film gets that shounen manga feeling absolutely right. The casting and costumes are amazing, and the setting during the Meiji Revolution works really well. The only problem are the two female characters, who remain rather underdeveloped. Kaoru is pretty much the damsel in distress during the whole film.
The action is immense as well. It's probably the best part of the film. Absolutely…
Before watching this film I was totally unfamiliar with Rurouni Kenshin, or Samurai X, a manga/anime series from Japan. I had no idea what it was about. I went in this film blind and for the whole movie I somehow thought the main character was a girl who pretended to be a guy, like in the film Mulan. Little did I know that it was a guy all along. I was a bit disappointed because I do think that my twist on the character would be more interesting and progressive. A lesbian samurai wanderer roaming the countryside, fighting other samurai and badguys, helping those in need, and occassionally falling in love... so awesome.
Anyway, this film wasn't that bad at…
I'm a bit biased on this, because I loved the manga and obviously the anime. I grow up watching it.
The movie is really well done.
It completely captures the feeling/spirit of each character. There's only a few good manga/anime adaptation for the movies. This is indeed one of them.
I sincerely hope they make another one.
It might leave something to be desired when it comes to the development of some characters and their relationships, but it doesn't change the fact that this movie is solid blockbuster fun.
Supported by fantastic swordfight choreography and stunts, gorgeous visuals and settings, meticulous direction, and a story with good momentum to keep you interested, Rurouni Kenshin is an anime adaptation worth checking out; not only for fans of the series or manga, but for anyone who can appreciate good, fluid, coherent action.
Rurôni Kenshin is the live action adaption of the Manga of the same name. Takeru Sato stars as Kenshin Himura, an infamous assassin who swore to never kill again and became essentially a one A-Team Ronin. Whenever you’re in trouble and when you can find him.. well you catch my drift I think.
He meets the Kendo instructor Kaoru played by Emi Takei and protects her dojo from two dozen thugs. Of course that catches the attention of old rivals and Samurai treachery ensues.
There’s a big cast of characters that makes for a swashbuckling vibe and there is a lot of fun to be had but the action shines with balancing over the top Anime moments with hard hits,…
Belíssima direção de arte e coreografias. Bastante fiel ao mangá, mas o ator principal é pouco expressivo
It was a good surprise! Excited for the Kyoto arc!
First time watching this since I've got into the anime. It was a great film before I started watching the anime, but now it's even better. As far as adaptions go, this is one of the best.
I'm partial to Asian Cinema and this was highly enjoyable.
A thoroughly enjoyable yarn with good fights and characters that engage enough to illicit a suitable level of care.
This isn't going to set the world on fire anytime soon, but it certainly hasn't destroyed my faith in Anime adaptations going forward.
Desde mi punto de vista, los live-action de anime/manga se pueden clasificar en dos grupos:
1. Las películas de Kenshin
2. Las películas requetemal hechas del resto de animes
Creo que con esto queda claro mi opinión sobre la película.
Het moet 10 jaar geleden zijn dat ik de manga las, en dik 15 jaar dat ik de anime volgde. Ik was daar zo'n fan van, dat ik nog altijd licht wild word van samurai-zwaarden.
De film volgt de eerste ~ albums van de reeks zeer trouw, met hier en daar wat veranderingen en inkrimpingen. Het was een blij weerzien.
Het camerawerk is zeer Hollywoodactiefilm-pannend, de muziek er volstrekt over, slomo met rookeffecten, totaal van de pot gerukte zwaartekrachtregels, een vrij charismaloos hoofdacteur, en een verhaal dat gericht is op 12-jarigen - buiten ietwat kindonvriendelijkzwaardwerk.
Geen enkele reden om kijken dus - buiten nostalgie. Daardoor heb ik door alle minpunten kunnen heenkijken. Ergens maakte dat het zelfs nog gemoedelijker.
Van wegblijven als Samurai X u eind jaren '90 volledig ontgaan is.
2 hours of pretty samurai action wrapped in a serviceable plot that sees the wanderer Kenshin atone for his assassin past by saving a village being controlled by a money-hungry drug lord; nothing that hasn't been explored countless times by similar Japanese samurai cinema. Acting is disappointingly flat but certainly not terrible. The lightning fast choreography is the real star of the show and fans of martial arts will certainly find a lot to like in that regard. Just a shame it's so run-of-the-mill in every other department.
Just a list of Asian films I've seen so far. As complete as I can remember them/have them logged on…
All Japanese films I've seen.