Netflix has the. announced Rurouni Kenshin: The beginning US release date. Fans don’t have to wait long as the action film will be released on service on July 30, 2021.
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The live-action film, which opened in Japan on June 4th, will soon be available to fans in the United States. The last film in the live action franchise, Rurouni Kenshin: The beginning follows Rurouni Kenshin: The final, a film that was released on Netflix on June 18, earlier this year.
Although the previous film was called The Final, Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning is the fifth and final film in the popular Japanese film franchise. It’s a prequel story that focuses on Himura Kenshin’s past as assassin Hitokiri Battōsai, as well as his relationship with Yukishiro Tomoe. More importantly, it tells the story of how he got his iconic scar.
The prequel film stars Takeru Satoh and Kasumi Arimura. Issey Takahashi, Nijirō Murakami, Masanobu Ando, Towa Araki, Kazuki Kitamura and Yōsuke Eguchi complete the cast. Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning is directed by Keishi Ōtomo; he also provided the script for the film. Hiroyoshi Koiwai and Satoshi Fukushima will produce. It is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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The film franchise Rurouni Kenshin is based on the manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. Its original edition was published in Weekly Shonen Jump from April 1994 to September 1999. In 2019, the manga had over 72 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time.