Rurouni Kenshin: Origins

Rurouni Kenshin: Origins

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Kenshin Himura was a relentless killer for the empire during the Shogunate, he promised never to kill again. This promise will be tested ten years later. Rurouni Kenshin is a 2012 Japanese film adaptation of the manga of the same name originally written by Nobuhiro Watsuki. 


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  • Chan Wang
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "This movie will always fit anything that has a sword or talk about swords and swordsmanship. This is an absolute when it comes to the art of sword handling."
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  • Walter Castillo
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "This japanese film is an adaptation of a Manga which explains some of the plot eccentricities and surreal feeling of the piece. The story is well told, but everything just seems a little bit larger than life and contrived. However the acting is good and the subtitles are well translated into English"
  • Bob Ma
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "For all anime fans out there it is a clear statement that this live-action version is one of the best ever made, no scratch that it's the BEST! It featured Himura as close to the anime character as possible!!!!"
  • Rubén Arriaga
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I was working 8am to 7pm shifts for the past few years and I wanted to make sure I spend time in the evening with my 18 year old twin sons. I was looking for an exciting and thrilling movie to share with them while they resting at night. I found this amazing Japanese movie called "Rurouni Kenshin: Origins" which is an amazing story filled with history, tests of loyalty, and thrilling subplots written by Nobuhiro Watsuki who describes the griping account of a relentless killer serving the imperial dynasty during the reign of the Shogunate in Japan. This was a manga series was turned into an award winning movie. My sons absolutely love this cinematic and dramatic tale. Thank you!"
    Lawrence Reid
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I don't know many Japanese movies so I'm a little underexperienced when it comes to these things. But, following this recommendation, I found an EXCELLENT movie. It was exciting, interesting, and just an overall great watch."
  • Hao Duan
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "I loved the manga. I loved the anime adaptation. Is it surprising that I love this film as well? The film tells a pretty accurate depiction of that era. The samurai fight-scenes are topnotch. Great, great movie. Takeru Satoh also did a good job of portraying Kenshin Himura."
  • Thomas Hopkins
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "In Rurouni Kenshin - Part I: Origins, the hero is an ex-assassin in Meiji-era Japan, facing a new set of modern challenges as someone is going around Tokyo killing police officers. I love the historical setting of this movie, and the sensitive adaptation of the original manga. Rurouni Kenshin - Part I: Origins is one of the best manga adaptations I've seen; it makes me eager to see the following movies in the series!"
    Emma Barnes
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "A classical in the Japanese Manga movie genre with plenty of kung fu fighting in a movie that manages to escape inducing the disappointment that many Manga adaptations engender in in its most ardent fans. Though action-packed as ordered, the plot developments are rich enough to sustain interest."
    Tyler Willis
    Written on August 23, 2017
    "A decent adaptation of the original manga, without much of the original source material cut out. You should definitely watch the original Japanese audio track with English subtitles though, if at all possible. The English voice actors are very lackluster, as is standard with earlier Anime."
    Gerardo Cano
    Written on August 9, 2017
    "A great live action representation of a fantastic anime. Has wonderful action and shows the changes Kenshin goes through throughout the entire movie."
  • Douglas Perry
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Trying to imitate the anime version is really difficult this movie was able to pull that off as humanly possible. Of course this is one of the best out there."
  • Zhou Zhu
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "I first became involved with Samurai movies when I watched Last Samurai where Tom Cruise played leading role. It was in that movie that I became acquainted with the discipline and lifestyle the samurais chose for themselves. Especially, the great emphasis that they put with regard to "Honor" galvanized some sense of respect toward them. As a result, i became very interested in following and watching samurai related movies. And, when doing online search, i stumbled with Rurouni Kenshin: Origins. After reading reviews and viewing the ratings, i found the movie appealing and decided to watch. I must say that it confirms all of my expectations of the world of samurais and their lifestyle. The events depicted are very dramatic and captivating to watch. "
  • Victoria Ávila
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "If you have never seen any Kenshin, or are not a big Anime fan this won't be for you. Not a big anime fan and have never seen Kenshin but my boyfriend explained a bit so i really enjoyed the film. It had wonderful scenery and you can watch with subtitles. "
    Albert Gardner
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "While not the anime version of this show, it's still a decent series. I would say that Rurouni Kenshin is a great anime, this isn't the anime. Not what I was looking for."
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