Looks like Netflix is slowly becoming the savior of anime and manga fans when it comes to live-action adaptations. For some time now, fans have been wondering if they will get a chance to watch the live-action movie adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin manga series. Netflix has announced that Rurouni Kenshin: The Final, will be available for streaming on the service worldwide starting on June 18th.
Rurouni Kenshin: The Final is based on Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin manga series’ “Jinchū” arc, but features an original story different from the story in the manga. The film premiered in Japan on April 23, 2021.
The film focuses on Kenshin’s past as the assassin Hitokiri Battōsai during the final years of the Bakumatsu and will also explore his relationship with a woman named Yukishiro Tomoe. In the film, Kenshin Himura goes up against mysterious weapons dealer Enishi, who controls the underworld of China. The secret of Kenshin Himura’s “Jujishou” is also revealed.
Netflix will also stream the second live-action ,Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning, which opened in Japan on June 4, 2021. Netflix has yet to reveal the date the movie will be made available for streaming.