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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,…
THE JOURNEY BEGINS.
Ini adalah bagian pertama dari film trilogy Rurouni Kenshin atau Samurai X. Gue nonton sebagian kartun Samurai X dan suka dengan kisahnya yang lucu, ororoooo... Sangat excited pas tau dijadiin film, dan sama sekali gak kecewa saat nonton. Jujur, film ini melebihi harapan gue. Kostum dan setting-nya indah, Takeru Sato totally a bad ass, dengan aksi pedang samurai yang whoaaa... Recommended!
La he vuelto a ver y una vez pasada la emoción de ver a Kenshin y compañía en acción, la película pierde un poco, básicamente porque se toman su tiempo en hablar y enseñarte las cosas.
Como adaptación funciona muy bien, pero como película falla un poco al enseñar cosas que no sé si alguien ajeno al manga entenderá (como el flashback del asesinato de los samuráis). Por lo demás, la película funciona bien, aunque se me haga lenta.
Sobre los personajes: son ellos. Son Kenshin (a lo mejor algo más atormentado de la cuenta), Saito, Sanosuke, Yahiko, Megumi y Kahoru. Kanryu se desvía un poco de lo que es el personaje del manga, pero merece la pena por lo bien que lo hace.
Las peleas, que es el otro punto importante de la película, están muy bien, sin cámaras locas que no te dejen ver que pasa.
"When one person kills, resentment is born. Just let them kill themselves."
Just amazing. Manga story-based.
It was better than i expected. The adaptation was amazing, and couldn't help thinking I was watching the anime all over again. Sato's role portrayed Kenshin perfectly.
Belíssima direção de arte e coreografias. Bastante fiel ao mangá, mas o ator principal é pouco expressivo
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