Yahoo Japan! has released the full 2-minute theatrical trailer of upcoming live-action film adaptation of samurai/adventure anime series Rurouni Kenshin.
The trailer features the film’s theme songs “The Beginning” performed by rock band ONE OK ROCK and it will be released August 22.
Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura (Takeru Sato) has now become a wandering samurai. Offerring aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). 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 further, but Kenshin is still haunted by his violent past …
Takeru Sato as Kenshin Himura
Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya
Taketo Tanaka as Yahiko Myojin
Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara
Yu Aoi as Megumi Takani
Yosuke Eguchi as Hajime Saito
Koji Kikkawa as Jinei Udoh
Teruyuki Kagawa as Kanryu Takeda
The film was directed by Keishi Ōtomo and it will premiere on August 25 in Japan.