If the teaser for director Keishi Ohtomo’s upcoming adaptation of the popular manga “Rurouni Kenshin” didn’t get jazzed for the film’s late-summer release in Japan, then I strongly believe that the English-subtitled trailer embedded below should do the trick. After all, it features all sorts of crazy samurai conflict, all of which is presented in an insanely stylish fashion. It’s a shame the release date is so far off. Curse the slow and cruel progression of time!
This handy synopsis is ready to bring you up to speed:
Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offerring aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya. Her father opened the Kamiya Kasshin-ryu, a kendo school located in Tokyo and Kaoru is now an instructor there. Kaoru then invites Kenshin to stay at her dojo. Their relationship develops furhter, but Kenshin is still haunted by his violent past.
“Rurouni Kenshin” stars Takeru Sato, Emi Takei, Yû Aoi, Teruyuki Kagawa, and Yôsuke Eguchi. Look for the flick to arrive in theaters on August 25th, 2012. Here’s hoping the rest of us get to experience the film sooner than later.
Via : Nippon Cinema