Oro! Good news to all Samurai X Fans in the Philippines! Rurouni Kenshin is finally set on December 5 on all SM Cinemas nationwide!
The good news was posted from the official Facebook Page of SM Cinema today, October 18, 2012. It was previously reported that it will be shown at October 7, unfortunately, SM Cinema deleted the post, saying that they are still in negotiation with the producer.
Finally, this morning, SM Cinema confirmed the date. Saying that it will be their early Christmas to all fans of Kenshin, including us of course! Below is the tweet posted:
The SM Cinema #CinExclusive Rurouni Kenshin hits our theaters on December 5! Help us spread the good news!
— SM Cinema (@SM_Cinema) October 18, 2012
Below is the official trailer:
Takeru Sato will be the famous Kenshin “Battousai” Himura in this movie screen version of the anime/manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki. He was seen on Kamen Rider Den-O & the live-action adaptation of Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (as Koyuki).
About Rurouni Kenshin:
Rurouni Kenshin (sometimes known by the title Samurai X) is a manga and anime series that grew to great popularity around the turn of the millennium in both Japan and America. Half-fighting and half-romance, Kenshin is a historical fiction set in the years after Japan’s final civil war and dissolution of the samurai caste. It follows Himura Kenshin, one of the civil war’s greatest warriors, who has given up killing and now wanders Japan seeking nothing more than a peaceful life. Yet he finds himself constantly confronting the ghosts of his past. *1
As a former legendary assassin, Kenshin is an extremely powerful swordsman with virtually unmatched skills. Kenshin practices the Hiten Mitsurugi-ryū (飛天御剣流?, lit. “Flying Heaven Honorable Sword Style”), a fictional ancient sword art, that enables him to exercise superhuman speed and reflexes, study and predict his opponent’s movements in battle, as well as perform many powerful sword techniques. Most of his techniques were originally intended to be lethal, but Kenshin has since modified his usage of such techniques in accordance with his vow never to kill. To this end, he fights using his sakabatō (A reversed-edge sword). *2
I am sure everyone of you are now excited to watch this movie!