Wow. I never got to delve as deeply into RUROUNI KENSHIN as I would’ve liked, but this trailer’s as certifiably rousing preview as I’ve ever seen one. Putting aside any concerns of how faithful the material is to the comic or the show, I’m mostly impressed by the production design on display, here. Maybe that’s an odd thing to fixate on - - usually it’s taken for granted - - but with the too-clean-to-believe sets of DEATH NOTE and GANTZ still fresh in mind, it’s honestly a relief to see a manga adaptation that doesn’t resemble an IKEA commercial.
Warner Bros’ involvement is pretty unorthodox, as well. I’m hoping it translates into this coming stateside within a much shorter window than usual (because I doubt it’ll translate into further trailers for this running front of DARK KNIGHT RISES or any other WB titles coming out this summer.) Seriously, I’m jazzed to see this. Look like just the right balance between pathos and whimsy on the ol’ katana edge.
What say you lunatics, though? Does the “X” scar match what you pictured in your minds? Is there a threat of this spinning out like PERFECT ANSWER?