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GekigangerV 06-28-2011 07:08 PM

Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin confirmed for 2012
 
http://mantan-web.jp/2011/06/28/2011...00002000c.html

Source is in Japanese, but the new is pretty basic.

Takeru Sato will play Himura Kenshin.

Spider-Who? 07-06-2011 09:33 AM

Re: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin confirmed for 2012
 
Eh, I really don't like anime, but I was forced to watch Samurai X when I was in college and remember liking it.

Spider-Aziz 07-06-2011 10:54 AM

Re: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin confirmed for 2012
 
At least it's going to be Japanese
Should I assume it would be nothing like the first ova?

cabel 07-20-2011 05:17 PM

Re: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin confirmed for 2012
 
I would assume that it's going to follow the manga. At least that would be my approach, with the duel with Jin-e serving as the climax.

craigdbfan 12-04-2011 08:17 AM

Re: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin confirmed for 2012
 
New Images from the set of Rurouni Kenshin

This is looking really good so far. The website is also up with Kenshin in "Battousai" wardrobe. This is looking really good. Kudos to Warner Brothers on this so far.

Official Website

hippie_hunter 12-04-2011 02:03 PM

Re: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin confirmed for 2012
 
I'm really intrigued by this. I really hope that this and the upcoming Rurouni Kenshin OVA do decently showing that there's continued interest in the franchise. I was told that if the new OVA does well, Sony is looking at going back to the anime series and do the Jinchu arc of the manga properly.

EDIT: Just read that the staff involved with the movie are aiming to have it released internationally! Really hope that this happens :)

hippie_hunter 12-04-2011 02:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Spider-Aziz (Post 20795717)
At least it's going to be Japanese
Should I assume it would be nothing like the first ova?

Most likely. The actual Rurouni Kenshin series is a lot more light-hearted than the gloomy and depressing OVAs. And based on the pictures, it's looking like it's based more off the manga and anime series than the OVAs.

craigdbfan 12-04-2011 02:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hippie_hunter (Post 21991793)
I was told that if the new OVA does well, Sony is looking at going back to the anime series and do the Jinchu arc of the manga properly.

This needs to happen. The anime was really good until it lost itself in filler land. Understandably so because the manga wasn't complete but having them finish it out like they did with Inuyasha: Final Act would definitely give closure to a great series.

hippie_hunter 12-04-2011 02:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by craigdbfan (Post 21991863)
This needs to happen. The anime was really good until it lost itself in filler land. Understandably so because the manga wasn't complete but having them finish it out like they did with Inuyasha: Final Act would definitely give closure to a great series.

Just sucks that Sony decided to do the OVA instead of going back to the anime :(. Oh well.

craigdbfan 12-04-2011 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by hippie_hunter (Post 21991941)
Just sucks that Sony decided to do the OVA instead of going back to the anime :(. Oh well.

It isn't even an OVA of the Jinchuu arc either but instead they're redoing the Kyoto arc which doesn't really need to be redone seeing as the anime already covered that ground pretty splendidly if you ask me.

You'd think they'd do an OVA of the Jinchuu arc seeing as we never got a proper adaption. Sigh. Maybe if this new OVA does well like you mentioned they'll do Jinchuu next? At least I hope they will...

hippie_hunter 12-04-2011 02:42 PM

Re: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin confirmed for 2012
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by craigdbfan (Post 21991965)
It isn't even an OVA of the Jinchuu arc either but instead they're redoing the Kyoto arc which doesn't really need to be redone seeing as the anime already covered that ground pretty splendidly if you ask me.

EXACTLY!

Quote:

You'd think they'd do an OVA of the Jinchuu arc seeing as we never got a proper adaption. Sigh. Maybe if this new OVA does well like you mentioned they'll do Jinchuu next? At least I hope they will...
We already got two OVAs covering the Jinchu arc. While Trust and Betrayal was fantastic, Reflection was just far too depressing for something that should be light hearted. A new anime series is really the only way to properly do Jinchu.

Also, one of the customers at the comic book shop I go to works in the anime industry. He went into all sorts of detail on how poorly voice actors are, how ADV went under, how much work manga artists have to do with so little pay, and brought up that if the new Kenshin OVA does well, they'll look into going back to the anime to properly adapt the Jinchu arc.

craigdbfan 12-04-2011 02:52 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hippie_hunter (Post 21992057)
Also, one of the customers at the comic book shop I go to works in the anime industry. He went into all sorts of detail on how poorly voice actors are, how ADV went under, how much work manga artists have to do with so little pay, and brought up that if the new Kenshin OVA does well, they'll look into going back to the anime to properly adapt the Jinchu arc.

Yeah it's pretty sad how the mangakas are treated by their publishers.

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EXACTLY!

We already got two OVAs covering the Jinchu arc. While Trust and Betrayal was fantastic, Reflection was just far too depressing for something that should be light hearted. A new anime series is really the only way to properly do Jinchu.
The entire way it was handled was a bit haphazardly. They removed some of the best stuff from the Jinchuu arc just to condense the entire thing into the allocated time of the OVA. You're completely right that the only way that the arc can get proper treatment would be in a series format. I don't think it would be asking for much to have a 26 episode adaptation like Final Act.

I know I'll support the new OVA and the movie to show them that there is an interest in the series. I mean if there's a demand and people show interest I really think they should go for it.

hippie_hunter 12-04-2011 09:10 PM

Re: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin confirmed for 2012
 
Trailer for the new OVA, due to be screened this year in theaters

VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:

venom892 12-06-2011 04:49 PM

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I'm going to be watching this closely.

craigdbfan 12-06-2011 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by hippie_hunter (Post 21994121)
Trailer for the new OVA, due to be screened this year in theaters

VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:

Nice find! :up:

Well one things for certain the animation looks crisp, clean and quite fluid. I seriously can't wait.

Harlequin88 12-12-2011 01:36 AM

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is there a set date on when it is coming out?

sweetre15 12-16-2011 01:38 PM

Re: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin confirmed for 2012
 
Trailer for Live action Ruroni Kenshin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObdlL...e_gdata_player

craigdbfan 12-16-2011 01:41 PM

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That looks pretty damn good.

Hope we get a better sense of the scope of it all in the next trailer but for what was shown I can't say I'm disappointed.

craigdbfan 12-16-2011 01:41 PM

Re: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin confirmed for 2012
 
That looks pretty damn good.

Hope we get a better sense of the scope of it all in the next trailer but for what was shown I can't say I'm disappointed.

hippie_hunter 12-16-2011 03:48 PM

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I'm impressed.

tecnowraith 12-16-2011 06:04 PM

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They go the hair dye tone down pretty good. :)

Secret Fawful 12-16-2011 09:56 PM

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Wow, this looks great.

SymbioticToxin 12-17-2011 02:20 AM

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Of all the animes I've watched, I always thought that this wouldn't work. Not sure why though. Especially since this good so far. Can't wait :)

venom892 12-17-2011 07:49 AM

Re: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin confirmed for 2012
 
I always thought Kenshin was one of the easier ones to adapt. So far everything is looking great.

KnightInBlack 01-09-2012 06:26 AM

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Wow, can't wait!


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