Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno Coming to UK Cinemas This Month
04/11/2014 Leave a comment
Continuing the trend of bringing live-action adaptations of anime and manga Warner Bros Pictures have today announced that Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno, a sequel to the 2012 Rurouni Kenshin movie, will be coming to select UK Cinemas on the 28th November 2014.
Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno is a ‘direct’ sequel to the previous film and as such it will once again see Kenshin Himura, the legendary swordsman, back on the big-screen as he attempts to track down Makoto Shishio and stop his plans of overthrowing the current government; as the synopsis provided by Warner Bros explains:
Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh) is a legendary swordsman, a hero in the wars preceding the turbulent fall of Japan’s Shogunate in the 19th century. Once feared as ‘Battosai the Killer’, with the arrival of the new Japanese age and nursing the pain of losing many of his companions he is now a lone wanderer, roaming the land seeking to be of service to those in need. Fate however, had taken hold of Kenshin’s future and was now guiding him toward a new destiny.
Without warning he is summoned by Home Minister Toshimichi Okubo (Kazufumi Miyazawa), and is informed that Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara), his successor in the service of the new government, believed to be dead, is in fact both alive and plotting in Kyoto. Driven by a burning revenge Shishio commands a private army of bloodthirsty mercenaries and is planning to overthrow the government and will stop at nothing to take control. In that moment it becomes clear why he has been summoned; Kenshin is the only man alive who can find Shishio… and stop him.
It’s assumed that Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno will be shown in selective VUE/Cineworld Cinemas across the UK, just like they did last month with Black Butler, but we assume that more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
In the meantime Warner Bros Pictures have provided us with the ‘final’ poster which is being used for the film when during it’s run in cinemas.