This week I’m going to deviate a bit and cover a live-action movie based off an amazing manga series. It’s Rurouni Kenshin!
Plot Synopsis: As the Imperialist forces celebrated their victory in the Battle of Toba-Fushimi, the participant Hitokiri Battōsai walks away from the battlefield, abandoning his sword. But, the Battōsai’s old katana is not left alone. It is claimed by one of the fallen, Udo Jin-e.
Plot: The plot is fairly good, but not amazing. However the action scenes are amazing.
Visuals: The visual look and feel of the movie makes you think that it really is taking place back in the beginning of the Meiji era. Plus the coordination of the fight scenes are amazing, which is good because I’d have hated this movie if it didn’t do the fights justice.
Music: The music is also amazing and very well done.
Overall: If you enjoyed Rurouni Kenshin you should watch this.
For those who like: Action, Drama, Excellent acting, Amazing Fights.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or adaptations that stray a bit from the original content.