Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends is the final chapter to director Keishi Otomo’s blockbuster trilogy based on the popular manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It opens in Philippine cinemas on September 24.
The film stars Takeru Sato (Kenshin Himura), Emi Takei (Kaoru Kamiya), Munetaka Aoki (Sanosuke Sagara), Kaito Oyagi (Yahiko Myojin), Yu Aoi (Megumi Takani), Yosuke Eguchi (Hajime Saito), Min Tanaka (Nenji Kashiwazaki), Tao Tsuchiya (Misao Makimachi), Ryunosuke Kamiki (Soujiro Seta), Maryjun Takahashi (Yumi Komagata) and Tatsuya Fujiwara (Makoto Shishio).
Ruruouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, the second of the trilogy, ended with Shishio on his way to conquering Japan by moving on from Kyoto to Tokyo in a battleship. Kenshin tried to stop him but failed and was separated from Kaoro in the vast sea.
As Rurouni Kenshin 3 opens right after the theatrical run of the second installment, Kenshin is assisted master Seijuro Hiko who fortunately finds him ashore. The protagonist then realizes he is no match against his nemesis unless he learns the ultimate technique of his sword style, and begs the master to teach him.
In the meantime, Shishio finds that Kenshin is still alive, and puts pressure on the government to execute him in public for his sins during his days as the “Battosai the Killer.”
As Kenshin faces his biggest challenge, can Kenshin truly defeat his fiercest enemy Shishio and be reunited with Kaoru?
Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Co.