(L-R) “Rurouni Kenshin” stars Takeru Satoh (Kenshin Himura), Emi Takei (Kaoru Kamiya) and Munetaka Aoki (Sanosuke Sagara). Photo: Handout
MANILA – The stars and director of the “Rurouni Kenshin” live action movie will visit the Philippines next month to promote the two-part sequel of the blockbuster hit.
The announcement was made by William Ireton, president and representative director of Warner Entertainment Japan Inc.; and Francis Soliven, general manager of Warner Bros. Philippines, on Friday.
“We are thrilled to bring director Keishi Otomo and cast members Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei and Munetaka Aoki to Manila so they can personally thank and engage with the loyal fans of ‘Rurouni Kenshin’. The Philippines is a very important market for the franchise as proven by the outstanding box office success in Manila of the first ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ film,” Ireton said.
For his part, Soliven said: “Moviegoers in the Philippines have helped create a wave of anticipation and excitement for the ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ sequels and the upcoming talent visit is a much welcome recognition of the fans’ ardent support.”
Warner Bros. Philippines announced last May that “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” will be screened in the country on August 20, while “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends” will premiere on September 24.
In Japan, the two movies are set to be screened on August 1 and September 13.
Otomo, Satoh (Kenshin Himura), Takei (Kaoru Kamiya) and Aoki (Sanosuke Sagara) will attend the red carpet premiere of “Kyoto Inferno” on August 6 at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong, and the public press conference on August 7 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati.
“Kyoto Inferno” covers the fan favorite Kyoto Arc of the “Rurouni Kenshin” manga and anime where Himura encounters the burnt and bandaged Makoto Shishio (Fujiwara) and the members of his elite group, Juppongatana.
Here is the trailer for part of “Kyoto Inferno”:
Click here for ABS-CBNnews.com’s review of the first “Rurouni Kenshin” live action film.