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2012 / 134 min / with English Subtitles
Directed by Keishi Otomo
Starring: Takeru Sato, Emi Takei
San Francisco Premiere
A live-action adaptation of Watsuki Nobuhiro’s sword-action manga. The manga sold over 57 million copies and has been translated in 23 countries. Also it has inspired an animation series. A slight and mild-mannered young man who was once an assassin working for anti-Shogunate forces vows to abandon killing after the Meiji Revolution, and devotes his sword-wielding talents to helping others. The film features an abundance of tricky action scenes, and grossed over 3 billion yen in Japan.
In the 11th year of the Meiji Period (1878), a woman named Kaoru (Emi Takei) who runs a sword training dojo barely escapes death at the hands of a monstrous figure who calls himself Battosai the Killer, thanks to the red-headed Kenshin (Takeru Sato). However, the true identity of the legendary, lethal Battosai is actually none other than Kenshin.
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