VIDEO: Live-Action RUROUNI KENSHIN Trailer

Topic started by No_name_here on March 14, 2012. Last post by Marshal Victory 1 year, 5 months ago.
Post by No_name_here (854 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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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?

Post by taichokage (12,500 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Another live action anime. Typically they flop, especially when compared with their western counterpart (live action comic), but this looks to be one of the most promising yet.
Post by Top8cat (71 posts) See mini bio Level 6

I hope they go the more realistic route and stay away from the more mythical portions of Rurouni Kenshin. Wasn't a fan of that in the series, felt it took away from the message it tried so hard to invoke

Post by Nightwolf (112 posts) See mini bio Level 13

I just hope it doesn't suck.

Post by LiquidSwords (24 posts) See mini bio Level 9

Watch Azumi instead :P

Post by Eyz (38 posts) See mini bio Level 8

it looks pretty cool!

Another anime getting a pretty much perfect adaptation?

@LiquidSwords said:

Watch Azumi instead :P

I loved both Azumi films^^

Post by Jonny_Anonymous (52 posts) See mini bio Level 9

Awesome, I have literally just got in to Rurouni Kenshin

Post by The_Desert_Tiger (1,243 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Super excited for this! Rurouni Kenshin is one of my most favourite manga.

Post by DrifterInGreen (27 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Never got deep into Rurouni Kenshin that said it seems like it could be an easier manga/anime to adapt than most others.

Post by Sonata (35,106 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@LiquidSwords: Azumi was awesome loved both films myself 
 
I am excited for the Kenshin movie, it may be just of my blind love for the series.:P
Post by Hailinel (74 posts) See mini bio Level 11

This looks far better than I might have thought. I really enjoy Kenshin. The only thing I really didn't like was the way that the TV series ended. No epic fights, no closure, no anything.

Post by arch4non (21 posts) See mini bio Level 9

Looks like it's more similar to the retarded anime rather than the awesome OVA.

Post by zaldar (1,222 posts) See mini bio Level 15

heh you don't like the no fighting stuff arch4non? That was what I liked about it. A very interesting take on the samuri. I mean I loved the fact that he could kick your tail with just the flat of his blade. Still, not sure how they are going to do some of the fights from the show...I remember them getting pretty ornate...

Post by blaakmawf (59 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Cool.

Post by Marshal Victory (1,864 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Just watched this movie .. /sigh. Alot of potential ruined by to many fingerprints.An worse.. bad camera an or shaky cam...

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