Earlier today I finally got to see Rurouni Kenshin live action movie. I’ve been waiting for this movie to be done for more than 10 years. I was pretty excited when some years ago I read somewhere that it would be done into a live action. Of course I was worried cause I wasn’t sure how that would turn out. If the story would change if the actors won’t do the characters well and so on.
I have to say that I am more than pleased with the movie. It did stayed loyal to the characters and the story of the whole anime. I never read the manga cause it is way to long but I also never finished the anime ’cause it was around 95 episodes and back in the day (circa 1996) they repeated them a lot on tv so I kind of lost track of it. Anyways… I did saw the OVAs and a movie but again it was so long ago that I barely remember the main plot of those just random detail. No worries… I am already downloading the whole thing again so I can watch it again.
If you are wondering what I am talking about I will share some info and links with you so you get an idea of what everything is about. Rurouni Kenshin is about Himura Kenshin formerly known as the Hitokiri Battosai becomes a wanderer to protect the people from Japan. The story takes place during the early Meiji Period in Japan.
Rurouni Kenshin Manga: 28 Volumes (255 acts/chapters)
Rurouni Kenshin: Anime Series 95 Episodes
Rurouni Kenshin LIVE action movie
A little side note…
It means a lot to me. While I was watching it with my dad he was asking me who the character where… even my sister did. It felt good, really good that they still remember the names and people on it after all this years. My dad used to watch it with me sometimes and I fed up everyone in my house with it. Yes, Rurouni Kenshin was my first anime. I fell in love with it. This was the series that made me fall in love with Japan and the Meiji Era. It made me a happy otaku back then. I was on my first year of college and I remember that I woke up at 8:00AM just to watch this before leaving to college. If I couldn’t see it I would leave the VCR recording it and watch it later. Ouh Yes I did. I remember that I got so much into the Meiji Period that I spent a lot of time on the college library reading, copying and taking home books related to this era. Good times. Good times. I bought all the toy characters and have them very well kept on their original packaging. Thank You.