2022 RELEASE. Two more live-action adaptations are in store for the 'Rurouni Kenshin' series. Photo from Warner Bros. Japan's Twitter account

MANILA, Philippines – Remember when Rappler got to cover the cast of Ruruoni Kenshin during their visit to Manila in August 2014 and even interview  them?

Good news – fans of the Japanese Ruruoni Kenshin live-action period adventure films can breathe easy, knowing that Kenshin Himura will be returning yet again to the big screen next year.

Warner Bros Japan tweeted the news on Friday, April 12, announcing that two new live-action films of the Ruruoni Kenshin movie franchise are slated for a 2020 release. 

So far, 3 Ruruoni Kenshin films have been released, including the sequels Ruruoni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and Ruruoni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, which are all based on the manga series written by Nobuhiro Watsuki of the same name.

According to Anime News Network, the first film will be adapted from Jūji Kizu no Nazo (Mystery of the Cross-Shaped Scar), and the second from Saikyō no Teki・Enishi (Most Terrifying Enemy - Enishi.)

Actor Takeru Satoh will be reprising his lead role as Kenshin Himura, and original director Keishi Otomo will also be returning.

The first Ruruoni Kenshin movie premiered in 2012 in Japan, followed by the two sequels in August and September 2014. The trilogy raked in more than $160 million globally.  – Rappler.com

Source: Rappler

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