In high school I developed an interest in anime. I didn’t travel the country going to conventions or buy a Sailor Moon costume, but some of the series were fun and interesting (anime is like any fan-genre: the movies and TV shows may be great, but the fandom can get on your nerves). My favorite series was Rurouni Kenshin (also known as “Samurai X” in the US). It’s an incredibly simple yet enjoyable premise: a ronin with a bloody past tries to find peace living with a local kendo instructor, an orphaned boy, and a cavalier ex-soldier. There are colorful characters and creative action scenes, and I can understand why it’s been adapted in a live-action Japanese film (I’m actually surprised it took this long). The trailer has gone online and it looks like a faithful and fun flick. Between this and Takashi Miike’s Phoenix Wright, it may be time to cue my gigantic-eyed enthusiasm.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film opens in Japan on August 25, 2012.
Via Topless Robot.