Rurouni Kenshin

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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 ...


  1. Based on popular manga series "Rurouni Kenshin" written & illustrated by Watsuki Nobuhiro - published in Weekly Shonen Jump from September 2, 1994 – November 4, 1999.
  2. Filming begins August, 2011 and is expected to be released in the summer of 2012.
  3. Related titles:
    1. Rurouni Kenshin (2012)
    2. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno | Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Taika Hen (2014)
    3. Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends | Rurouni Kenshin Densetsu no Saigo Hen (2014)


Rurouni Kenshin-Takeru Sato.jpg Rurouni Kenshin-Emi Takei.jpg Rurouni Kenshin-Koji Kikkawa.jpg Rurouni Kenshin-Yu Aoi.jpg Rurouni Kenshin-Munetaka Aoki.jpg
Takeru Sato Emi Takei Koji Kikkawa Yu Aoi Munetaka Aoki
Kenshin Himura Kaoru Kamiya Udo Jine Megumi Takani Sanosuke Sagara
Rurouni Kenshin-Gou Ayano.jpg Rurouni Kenshin-Genki Sudo.jpg Rurouni Kenshin-Taketo Tanaka.jpg Rurouni Kenshin-Eiji Okuda.jpg Rurouni Kenshin-Yosuke Eguchi.jpg
Gou Ayano Genki Sudo Taketo Tanaka Eiji Okuda Yosuke Eguchi
Gein Banjin Inui Yahiko Myojin Aritomo Yamagata Hajime Saito
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Teruyuki Kagawa
Kanryu Takeda

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jam Besides from being a lover of manga, i love movie.. This movie has good casting and amazing stunts and action choreography.. The main character and other characters were portrayed so good.. Hope for another great Ruruoni Kenshin movie..

L One of the best live action I've seen to date. Most live action tend to be over the top but this one is perfect and epic with a lot of awesome fight scene.

Chika I love this movie a lot. It's so insteresting. ^_^

Yanti really love the character, and it is affect me psychologically. I watch it many time, almost everyday. as if these characters exist in a place that we did not know was where. His character is so alive, and as if it's real. love you kenshin...

juna rocker when the next samurai (kenshin 2 ) will release? relly love his caracter n absolutely when kenshin played eith his sword... can't wait to see the samurai x / kenshin 2, keep success my hero :)

Jaymori I have always LOVED the SAMURAI X since i was very little, I remember, I was in 5th grade when I first saw a drawing of kenshin from another student.and watched it when i turned 12.I became an avid FAN, and watched the series a hundred times over.I never thought that they will make a LIVE ACTION of the animated series.I am 27 years old now and It feels so NOSTALGIC to see the live action.reminds me so much of my childhood. :D

raspberrygirl23 Thank you for visiting Philippines yesterday. It was a dream come true for a fan like me to see the cast up close and handshakes with OMG Takeru Satoh. Because of this, I'm sure it will break its own record in the Philpinnes as the highest grossing Japanese film ever for its 2014 installments.

mitchickoiPH I can't wait for the trilogy movies this 2014! We fans in the Philippines love Kenshin!

I've watched the 1st movie 4 times because I love it! And also because I have a crush on Takeru Satoh (for real! Love him!)

I also have a complete collection of Samurai X anime videos.. Ahihihi.. ^_^

shinta himura I love this movie so much <3 I can't wait to see the sequel. Everyone, keep up the good work!

For anybody who can not enjoy this movie, oh how poor you are. Hope you can find any other happiness outside

Carlos @sora I've watched it. The movie has good cinematography (well, more like a good quality camera) and that's about it.


Seven Samurai, Ran, Harakiri (Kobayashi's original film), Sansho the Bailiff and Sword Of Doom are masterpieces. This movie isn't even close to that level of film making.

It's a nerd film for fans, plain and simple. I'm a fan of Rurouni Kenshin myself but also a samurai films enthusiast and this movie is not that good.

sora @Carlos have you watch the movie?

I don't really familiar with Keishi Ohtomo's work but this movie is absolutely a master piece. I watch this movie more than 10 times and still get addicted and fascinated by the beauty of the art work.

Even though i don't really like Munetaka Aoki coz for me he's not that tall enough for being a sanosuke but he can capture sanosuke's characther very well (good actor).

as a Watsuki Nobuhiro's fan, i really satisfy with Keishi Ohtomo's work. Although he did change some story to mix the whole story but thats really not ruin anything.

I think this is the best live action movie for me, the sense, the heart, the feel, they all exactly the same like when i read and watch the anime.

>>The strong exist, not to feed off of the weak, but to protect them! <<

Jean Dianne Valle You're such a good actor and a good fighter in the movie SAMURAI X

A.X Helllgates I am also, and still, in love with the anime but I also liked the film. The director also did a great job which was also shown when you watched the behind the scenes. The outcome was great and even though it is far from the animated one, the story was not dramatically changed (there are just additionals) but all in all, It is a great film and must watch for otakus of samurai X


Tsuba This movie can show fighting style like in anime Samurai X. Takeru Sato i think is very good to be Kenshin, he can give a funny and fury in one character like Kenshin.

this is KArMa Kenshin was the reason I am bi. But only for him <3


Sanji I have been fallen in love to the cartoon-version-of this movie since I was ten years old. I am twenty three now, and still adore this movie. I really appreciate those who had worked hard in making this movi-version. Two thumbs for the cast Takeru Sato who is really resemble the main character Kenshin Himura.

Carlos I'm not Watsuki to know what he thinks about this film. All I know is that Kenshin had the potential for a really good movie, a samurai classic and they decided to make a cartoon flick.

I love samurai movies and in my opinion some of them are the best movies ever made. This isn't a genre like Wuxia or the Kung fu flick where you have crappy character development and poor acting in pretty much all of them, some of those samurai movies have amazing film-making behind them.

Rurouni Kenshin is at his best when it takes itself seriously and falls apart when the cartoony parts appears. The bad guys in this movie ruined the film for me, sorry.

Naruhodo @Carlos, oh rly? How would you explain Nobuhiro Watsuki excitement over it himself?

OMG japan should stop making movies. nothing will ever be better than this

Carlos The director of this movie was incompetent. I can't believe people actually liked it.

Lchan I like the scene where Kenshin save Kaoru, when Kenshin said 'i will kill one more time because of kaoru' that was heroic, manly and romantic. I felt like fall in love to Kenshin by watching that scene <3

eve Love this movie so much... hope there will be Rurouni Kenshin 2... >.<

grace i love this movie and all the characters

allen thanks for this great movie..i'm so happy to watch this...i have a full collection of Samurai X anime from the start up to end...i hope there's another part 2 movie...keep up the good work...

indahSipayung this is so best movie adaptation so far! Keep repeating it again and again,just like a real fight so awesome! I just love takeru acts,so perfect <3 and great for the rest actors and actrees <3

chris so great film, i love the story, fight scenes, everything! ♥ hoping for a sequel(≧∇≦)

eaines great movie hoping Keishi Ohtomo sensie and the staff do a sequel to this...and if you do please let takeru be the leading actor once again....

sixor best manga movie ever no doubt

fights were so amazing

actors were perfect, kenshin was awesome

please more movies with aoshi, shishio

Patricia This is the best japanese movie i've ever seen . I simply love the action and the actors . Ganbatte ^^

Mayakho Epic. Best live in action ever!! Sequel pleasee!!!

eric this a good movie not the screw up did hollywood did with dragonball when it comes to movies they need to let japan make the anime movies into live action and not hollywood that make screw ups

Maru this movie is soo awesome!! i love it! :)

Sovan simply an awesome movie 10/10 :)

ailyah Just finisth watching it, i love it...the best adaptations of manga so far, the fighting scenes is good and awesome, hope have a sequel...

Jigs Very good in depicting the cartoon series. Hoping for a sequel. Maybe this time against, Shishio Makoto. hehe.. also would like to see if they can have a fight scene with sujiro seta.

Hehehe... hoping for another 1!

FeKimi Crossing finger for a sequel!!

LAO Pe Ho (LITO LAO) THANKS... My SON & I watched together..... WE LOVE this "Rurouni Kenshin (SAMURAI X) Part 1" the movie. ;)

Excited to watch the PART 2... I remember this is the FIRST TV SERIES, I download & collected(year 2000). Then I download again the better version last early quarter 2011.

Please KEEP me posted for "Rurouni Kenshin (SAMURAI X) PART 2"

Thanks to the PEOPLE who made this movie.

Have a wonderful day. GOD BLESS.

elisha absolutely love this movie cant wait for the next one .... everything was perfect :O)

yunisu @makoto heinrich Naru Narusegawa is from Love Hina..

ilove Takeru, keep repeating the movie with my family :)

NM17177 best movie in 2012!!! worth to watch..Takeru Sato bring Kenshin alive in live action and his facial expression really awesome!and it's always make me laugh when Takeru said Oro, it's really same. i hope they will make another movie

Chris Anybody else got the feeling that this version of Gein is actually a blend of Gein and Enishi? He has Gein's mask and also the puppet master's strings, but his look under the mask as well as his tachi blade and fighting style are more in line with Enishi.

(Come to think of it, the guns could also refer to Heishin and the long black hair and shoulder spikes point to Hyoko, cramming most of the six comrades into a single character)

Han Takeru Sato was such a good pick for Kenshin, I mean like his character was pretty similar to how he played Kamen rider Den o, all weak looking and stuff, but then he can also get mad at times. Well acted.

Thumbs up!!! Wooowwwww...What a fantastic movie. Oh my God. I haven't watched such a wonderful adaptation for a long time. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this movie. They did a spectacular job. This movie fits perfectly to Kenshin. A legendary movie for a legend.

Florin I just saw this movie...It's awesome....hahaha...I wish Japan also make in the future a Dragon Ball movie at least as good as this one. Very good job anyway.

Krysa Wow! First live action that I really like. Those fights were wonderful! Hope this is not the last movie.

seta no soujirou ?? aw man . .

eavn done watching this! WOW! i sooooooooooo love this movie! Takeru Sato didn't disappoint me. he suits Kenshin's role very well. bravo! i wish i can compliment him personally. hahaha! gosh. how can someone be so gorgeous even with that scar on the cheek. love it. endless thumbs up for this flick! must watch!

Meca I loved it! It was really cool! Takeru Sato really did well in portraying Kenshin in the movie.. The over all of the movie was worth it of the long lines in the movie house.. I so want it to be a trilogy! I hope they will continue this.. るろうに 剣心 愛してる!!!

Volt i give it an 8/10 rating.

though i feel they should have included aoshi in the movie, i still think this is an amazing movie

2 thumbs up for the ladies (Emi Takei and Yu Aoi) :)

PJ This film includes everything you will find and ask for a live action of a manga! The castings were awesome, and the fighting scenes are just "natural" looking. Takeru Sato did a great job on performing the personality of Kenshin Himura! A movie worth watching for, again and again, and again!

Marc It is so Perfect! Definitely a MASTERPIECE! A movie worth watching in your lifetime...and worth waiting for a sequel. Everyone in this film is worth commending. The visuals and story remained loyal to the anime as much as it can. I hope this will get an Oscar. This is so good...insanely great move. The casting is superb! Battousai!

iceberserker I just watched the movie, it is everything i wanted in an live action adaptation. Just to answer some questions. Oniwanbanshu does not appear in this movie at all even though Kanryu is one of the villains, Saito is introduced from the beginning and is in most of the scenes

dian andriawan Rurouni Kenshin.,... Oh hell yeaaaah,.. Now I can watch the real battousai in live action.... Rurouni Kenshin movie is cooler than hollywood movie SPECTACULAR....

Dexter I'm waiting to see this movie become real action long ago. I'm so exited ^^

andy nice move, i want watch it

nav any international release? i welcome the fact the there no shishio and no enishi . what i think the directors did was welcome him as a wandering samurai,and would probably redo the legend of kyoto at a later time , dammm cant wait to see it

Swoopty I'm guessing that Gein is Aoshi because gein is the juppongatana puppet master and from what i saw in the trailer he was obviusly using kodachis.

Chii The trailer was awesome o_O

FeKimi I really hope Blitz Megaplex will play this movie in Indonesia!!! ORO!!!

moe sooo freaking excited! is there an international release of this movie? please say yes!! lol!!!

XiWei from the looks of the characters i'm guessing that there will be another movie after this one

Gee I'll start reading the manga just because Takeru plays the leading role XD.

eve why Aoshi and misao not here? In Rurouni kenshin manga and anime Aoshi enough popular.. :(

rhum-terre no shishio,no aoshi and no enishi it's weird !!!! why are they not here, but why kanryu gein and inui are they ??? also i was thinking when someone would do a live action they would make it with some movies actors who can transcend a character (i'm not saying they are bad actors but with all japaneses actors out there they are just average) , i am a little disapointed but i hope than it gonna be a good adaptation...

Riisa I don't watch anime anymore but I love live action films so this is going to be fun XD

Danielle Yukigami I'm curious! They included Kanryu Takeda but there's no Aoshi Shinomori in the cast?

Alice I can't wait for this movie! I loved the anime/manga.

I hope they do this well, From the trailer it actually looks good! I think he actually looks like kenshin, I'm not sure about kaoru but i'd get over that as long as it's great enough, It's gonna take ages after this is releashed for it to be uploaded with subs though :( But it's releashed the day after my bday yahh!

Oh also Am i the only one annoyed with people that think the ova's were real??? Obviously they weren't, They were made by some random directors etc that just decided that, even The author of the manga was furious with the ending, The real ending is a happy one! <3 The ova's are just a "bonus" (one that i could of lived without)Not canon.

Bla Rurouni Kenshin movie will be aired on the 25th AUGUST 2012.

MyBlade89 Summer 2012? Its too long! =p

Rin Takeru Sato =D i loved him in mei-chan x3

mayeth g. the long wait is almost over. lavender/gold eyes will now meet blue eyed lady. have been writing fan firction about them forever

Baker Horray!!! Can't wait too watch it !! I wonder who'll be the villain ????

autumnsoliloquy OMG is this true?? Aoi Yu is playing the kitsune-onna?? WAHHHH


Baker I believe it will start a new trilogy of manga adaptation films, just like Death Note & 20th Century Boys.

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