Takeru Sato as Kenshin in the Live Action Rurouni Kenshin movies

There’s a Japanese live action Rurouni Kenshin film in the works. It’s set to be released on August 25th 2012. Rurouni Kenshin is a popular manga turned anime series about a samurai with a dark past who fights with a backwards sword and hangs around with women and children to be a nice non threatening guy. When Kenshin holds his sword backwards, you know he means business!

The trailer looks pretty good, and not totally crappy like other manga turned anime turned live action movies like Death Note which sucked more than most movies could ever dream of sucking. With a solid story as source material there’s no good reason for this movie to suck, but it still might, like Death Note, which sucked really bad. I didn’t see Shishio in the credits so that’s promising.

Emi Takei as Kaoru in Live Action Rurouni Kenshin movie

I can’t say I’ve seen these actors in anything, but Takeru Sato, who plays Kenshin, was in a Masked Rider series. I guess they couldn’t find any Japanese guys with orange hair…

Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke in Live Action Rurouni Kenshin movie

Check out the trailer and more on the official site. Don’t speak Japanese? Too bad!

Yu Aoi as Megumi in the Live Action Rurouni Kenshin movie

Leave a comment to let us know what you think of this trailer or to bitch at me because you like Death Note and have bad taste.