August 31, 2014

Wicked Review: Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno

Director: Keishi Otomo
Writer: (manga) Nobuhiro Watsuki
Takeru Satoh - Kenshin Himura
Emi Takei - Kaoru Kamiya
Tatsuya Fujiwara - Shishio Makoto
Yosuke Eguchi - Hajime Saito
Yusuke Iseya - Aoshi Shinomori
Munetaka Aoki - Sanouske Sagara
Aoi Yu - Megumi Takani
Kamiki Ryunuske - Sojiro Seta
Tao Tsuchiya - Misao Makimichi

Kenshin Himura's brief period of peace is disrupted as he is called upon by Minister Okubo. Shishio Makoto, Himura's successor, is plotting to overthrow the peaceful Meiji government. During the war, Shishio Makoto was also a manslayer working for the old government. But seeing as the Meiji faction won the war, he is stabbed and almost burned to death. Many mistake him to be dead. It is up to Kenshin to stop Shishio from spreading more blood.

Hooray for crappy synopsis! I just suck at it.

You know what doesn't suck?


It's okay if you don't watch the first movie. (But in my book, YOU HAVE TO) This movie has a lot of flashbacks that will help in filling some story gaps. This is just part one of the two part legendary live action epicness finale.

I don't even know where to begin as there are so many good things about this movie that I should talk about.

Takeru Satoh is just the perfect Kenshin Himura. He's got the facial features and his grace is superb. All of his sword fighting scenes definitely took my breath away. My favorite from the movie was his duel with Kamiki's character, Shishio's right hand man, Sojiro. Sojiro is another story. He's a kid. But man, he is good. The live action Sojiro is as good as the anime Sojiro. JUST. WOW.

Kenshin faces a crisis as his sakabatou or his back blade sword gets split in half as he is defeated by Sojiro. He sets on a journey to find the swordsmith who once gave him his sakabatou, Shakku Arai. But looking for that sword isn't one without difficulty.

Kaoru, Yahiko and Sano set out to look for Kenshin in Kyoto. This is the cute part. *insert incoherent KaoruxKenshin feels*

News spread that Shishio plots to burn down Kyoto, Japan's former capital. With the help from the government and the Hidden Watchers, Kenshin prepares for the onslaught of Shishio's group. But Kenshin knows better as this thing has happened before, back when he was still a manslayer.

P.S: I know I haven't been posting much but please bear with me. School is just taking a toll on me and I am trying my hardest to update you guys. You know how much I miss you all!

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