Rurôni Kenshin: Kyôto taika-hen (2014) is a Japanese movie. Keishi Ohtomo has directed this movie. Takeru Satoh,Emi Takei,Tatsuya Fujiwara,Yôsuke Eguchi are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2014. Rurôni Kenshin: Kyôto taika-hen (2014) is considered one of the best Action,Adventure,Drama,Fantasy movie in India and around the world.
Makoto, an assassin who once was contracted by the government, has since become obsessed with tearing it down. Formerly, Kenshin was mainly concerned with protecting Kaoru, but the stakes are now higher as he struggles to protect the nation itself.
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I am deeply surprised. I was expecting a really bad adaptation, as it has been done before. This movie however is great. If you grew up watching the anime you will be pleased, as it brings to life the right personality of the characters. They even have that goofiness Himura always showed whenever he was surrounded by the ones he loved. But shifting right back to some cold heart determined killer that awarded him his nickname. The fighting scenes, were tremendous. None of that "shaking camera" BS that Hollywood vomits on us. Really well done. The filming and editing are sublime. I could easily notice on one of the big fights (wont spoil it for you), the still burning ashes floating around the scene, giving me instant flashbacks to the anime. Really nice touch. And the opening scene of Shishio and Saito is tremendous. The action is great. Himura is perfectly portrayed, with all of his goofy nuances, deep honor, shame, guilt, and killer instinct. And the same can be said of the remaining characters. Sanosuke is as obnoxious and lovable as ever. And Sojiro is perfectly depicted in his psychopath childish assassin persona. I feel like i could show this movie to people that have never seen the anime, and they would still love it. Great work guys.
Rurouni Kenshin is composed of three films. The first film is complete in itself and others consist one story. The final film has shown since 13 September but I have not watched it yet. I'm very looking forward to it. This film is based on a manga which is popular but I have never read because I don't like historical stories. However, once that I watched the first one on TV, I have been captivated by it. First of all, casts are really good. They are very famous in Japan especially the main actor, Takeru Sato, is popular with young people because he is good at acting. In addition, I love Tatsuya Fujiwara because he is really cool. Unfortunately, his face is mostly covered with a bandage so I'm shocked.Second, I don't feel an old-fashioned atmosphere so much. I think this is because of the young actors and actresses and action scenes. My image of period films is that many people fight and a screen is overcrowded. However, this scene is fewer and one to one fight is focused which is like a hero animation.Finally, I think the structure is not good. The first one is OK but others are too long to watch. When I watched this second one, I was getting tired of it in the middle and I could sometimes expect what happen next so I hope the final film is good structure and good climax.
I have some complaints with the first Rurouni Kenshin but this movie finally answered me. I have to attribute it to the fact that the movie already employed the most celebrated villain of Rurouni Kenshin, *drumroll* Makoto Shishio. One aspect where the first movie failed, in my opinion, is its failed attempt at comedy. The manga/series was injected with comical scenes and lines and as much as the first one tried, it failed. However, with Kyoto Inferno, they have pulled it through. This burden mainly fell on Munetaka Aoki (Sanosuke Sagara) and fortunately, he was successful to elicit some laughs. If there's anything which cemented this film's success as an adaptation, it would have to be on the character actors. The movie gave life to the characters which we only once saw in animated form. Even Makoto Shishio's ruthlessness, albeit covered in plaster, was very visible. Takeru Sato deserves his role. He gives out not only the Kenshin physique, he knows how to give the Kenshin aura...the playful yet skillfull Battousai. The most dangerous member of Juppon Katana (Shishio's hired assassins), Soujiro Seta, was brought to life courtesy of Ryunosuke Kamiki (probably with the most well-recognized filmography in this group). Everyone gave justice to the roles the were playing. The movie was perfect in all its aspects. Don't take that too literally of course, but for someone who's a fan of the series, I can safely say that they did justice. They made some deviations from the source material, but they're harmless nonetheless. There's room for error but one cannot discount how the movie successfully made a good product. The soundtrack was very, very registrable and consistent that it will give the eerie feeling. The fight scenes were well-choreographed it looked like they were literally dancing. The movie incorporates all essentials of a Rurouni Kenshin fight...from the speed, to the agility, to the technique. It had momentous fight scenes its hard to choose which one is the best. And the best is yet to come as Kenshin Himura will still battle it out against Aoshi Shinomori, the Juppon Katana (with emphasis on Soujiro Seta), and ultimately Makoto Shishio. Kyoto Inferno left a good ending to what will be a legendary beginning in The Legend Ends.
"Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno" picks up where the excellent first episode left off. The year is 1878, the New Age of Japan has taken over the Imperial/Samurai Age. A ruthlessly ambitious and dangerous assassin, who was thought to have been executed in the last war, Makato Sishio, had been killing a large number of policemen. Officials seek out Himura Kenshin, the young wanderer ex-assassin with the X-scar on his left cheek, as the only possible match against Sishio. Upon receiving the invitation from the government officials and seeing the terrors inflicted by Sishio and his goons on the citizenry, Kenshin accepts the challenge and sets off to Kyoto to seek out and put an end to Sishio's mad plans. From the first film, we still have Kenshin's friends: fencing instructor Kaoru, street fighter Sonosuke, doctor Megumi and the young boy Yahiko. We also see samurai-turned-police chief Hajime Saito. Aside from a couple of big battle scenes where Kenshin practically single-handedly plows through entire troops of Sishio's soldiers, we also see Kenshin in several impressively choreographed one-on-one fights scenes with major supporting characters. First he had a funny fight scene with feisty little Misao Makimachi, who tries to steal his sword. Kenshin fought elegantly with Sojiro, Sishio's effeminate but highly-skilled right-hand man, which actually resulted in the breaking of Kenshin's old trusty back-bladed sword. Kenshin has a big brutal fight with the crazy blond fighter, Cho, which gained for him a new sword to continue his fight with. Another big fight scene was between Elder, the leader of the Hidden Watchers, a group of vigilante ninjas of which Misao was a leader, and an enigmatic side character Aoiji, an ex-Hidden Watcher who was now on a singular mission to kill the Battosai (a.k.a. Kenshin). His appearance in this film is quite puzzling. As with the first film, the cinematography, costumes and production design are all so meticulously good. The execution of the fight scenes are also so very well-done. The musical score ranged from traditional Japanese melodies to rock music during the climactic and fiery Kyoto Inferno scene. However, this second film is clearly just a bridge between the first and a future third film. Even if this film lasted for a long 2 and a half hours, all this one did was set up a battle-royale between Kenshin and Sishio in the third and final film. Unlike the first movie, this film does not end like it could stand by itself. The ending of this one is obviously set up as a cliffhanger for bigger things to come. Fortunately for us, we will only have to wait just another more month to watch that.
As a fan of RK since young, (seing Trust and Betraya AKA Tsuikohen OVA, Reflection AKA SEISOUHEN OVA, the new shin Kyoto arc, the 95 chapters of the anime and the 24 volumes of the manga) i was a little exceptic on the movie. I believe its well done there's action when needs to be, but there are the dialogs that characterize Kenshin always, his reflections, his life, so you wont start with actions scenes fast in this movie. Sanosuke here its more as a buffoon, than he is normally but on the anime series he was a mix of serious character and jokes like kenshin but here they sometimes tend to overact the joke part, but he gets his serious moment and hes anger moments like in the anime/manga very often very good. SPOILERS If you seen the first movie you now that Aoshi doesn't appear so his background has changed but its very well adapted the change, the actor portraying Aoshi didn't look good for me for the part as one has seen Aoshi, but he did a good performance and the fight between him and the Oniwabanshu leader was nicely done. There's a change but a good one between the first soujiro and kenshin fight. MEGA SPOILERS The thing that shocked my most was the farewell of kenshin and kaoru it was on daylight with no cherry-blossoms, which where the characteristics that made that moment remarkable. Also people would know it would be hard but Anji's, Hiko Seijuros character wont resemble the originals, but two Japanese like that i think would be hard, and Chos's last sword as everyone would expect has changed.