MANILA – Well-known antagonist Makoto Shishio makes an appearance in the newly released teaser for the second installment of the “Rurouni Kenshin” live action movie.
Tatsuya Fujiwara, who played Light Yagami in the “Death Note” live action films and Shuya Nanahara in “Battle Royale,” is seen taking on the role of the burnt and bandaged Shishio in the teaser for “Rurouni Kenshin 2: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc.”
The teaser, which lasted for 34 seconds, was uploaded on the “Rurouni Kenshin” YouTube page on Friday.
A scene in the video shows protagonist Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh) running on a rooftop against the backdrop of a burning village, as well as in various fight scenes.
Early this month, photos of the characters who will be part of the two-part sequel of the live action movie were released on the “Rurouni Kenshin” website.Tao Tsuchiya is set to play the popular female ninja Misao Makimachi, Yusuki Iseya will take on the role of Oniwabanshu leader Aoshi Shinomori, while the group’s elder member Kashiwazaki Nenji or Okina will be portrayed by Min Tanaka.
Sojiro Seta, the strongest member of the Juppongatana group led by Shishio, will be played by Ryunosuke Kamiki.
Screened in Japan in August 2012, “Rurouni Kenshin” was shown in selected SM cinemas for a limited time in December last year.
The screening of the movie was extended in Manila due to popular demand.
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