“Rurouni Kenshin” Returns in 2020 with Two Final Films

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Takeru Satoh in Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Warner Bros.)

The peaceful samurai with the cross-shaped scar is returning for two more rounds.

Warner Bros. Japan announced that they will be producing two final films in the saga involving the live-action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin, based on the manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki.

Even more exciting about the two films is that director Keishi Ohtomo is back to direct and Takeru Satoh is set to return as the cross-shaped samurai Kenshin Himura. What will the two new films focus on?

The first new film will focus as a “prequel” that will reveal how Kenshin, as the Battosai, scored his trademark cross-shaped scar. The second film, which will serve as the final film in the saga, will take the manga’s final arc, the “Jinchu” arc, in which Kenshin will face his most dangerous adversary.

Production began this past November and is set to continue until May 2019. Both films will be released in Summer 2020 from Warner Bros. Japan

H/T: Crunchyroll

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