Warner Bros. Japan’s official YouTube channel has released two new promotional videos for the Rurouni Kenshin live-action two final chapters. The teaser trailer “Kenshin & Kaoru” and “Confession” features the climactic battle with Enishi Yukishiro. The first film, Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Final, will open in Japan on April 23 followed by Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning, on June 4, 2021.
The final chapter will feature a never-told before story and is based on the “Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal )Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuioku-hen) also known as Rurouni Kenshin: Recollection, and the climax after the battle with Shishio Truth. ONE OK ROCK new single “Renegades” co-written with Ed Sheeran set for release on April 16th, will feature as the official theme song of Rurouni Kenshin: The Final.
The first film “Rurouni Kenshin: Origins” directed by Keishi Ōtomo and starring Takeshi Sato and Emi Takei was released in Japan in August 2012. The sequel “Kyoto Inferno” and “The Legend Ends” adapted the Kyoto arc of the manga and were released in August and September 2014, respectively.
The original “Rurouni Kenshin -Meiji Kenkaku Romantan-” by Nobuhiro Watsuki was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) from 1994 to 1999. The manga has been adapted into a TV anime series that aired in Japan from January 10, 1996 to September 8, 1998. An animated feature film, two OVA series, and various video games.