The main trailer for the upcoming action film Rurouni Kenshin: The beginning was revealed.

Called despite the previous film The final one, Rurouni Kenshin: The beginning is the fifth and final film in the popular Japanese film franchise. It’s a prequel story that will focus on Himura Kenshin’s past as assassin Hitokiri Battosai, as well as his relationship with Yukishiro Tomoe. More importantly, it tells the story of how he got his iconic scar.

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The prequel film will star Takeru Satoh and Kasumi Arimura. Issey Takahashi, Nijirō Murakami, Masanobu Ando, ​​Towa Araki, Kazuki Kitamura and Yōsuke Eguchi will round off 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.

The Rurouni Kenshin The film franchise is based on the manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The original run was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from April 1994 to September 1999. As of 2019, the manga has over 72 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time.

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An anime adaptation of the manga was also produced by Studio Gallop and Studio Deen between January 1996 and September 1998. Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Gundam unicorn mobile suit, Hunter × Hunter) is one of the most watched anime series of all time. Rurouni Kenshin In North America, syndication was even carried out on the Toonami block of Cartoon Network.

Rurouni Kenshin: The beginning will be in cinemas in Japan on June 4, 2021.