[Movie Review] – “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” strikes a perfect balance

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Tatsuya Fujiwara as Makoto Shishio. (Yaho Movies Singapore) Tatsuya Fujiwara as Makoto Shishio. (Yahoo Movies Singapore)

Should you watch this at weekend movie ticket prices? Yes, especially if you are a Rurouni Kenshin fan.

Should you watch this at weekday movie ticket prices? Of course!

Secret ending? No.

Running time: 139 minutes (~2.5 hours)

“Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” is Japanese period piece which is an adaptation of the manga of the same title. It tells the tale of Kenshin, a samurai who seeks atonement for his past murders, as he struggles to stop the rise of his evil counterpart, Shishio. It stars Takeru Satoh (Himura Kenshin), Emi Takei (Kamiya Kaoru),  Tatsuya Fujiwara (Makoto Shishio), and Ryunosuke Kamiki (Seta Sojiro).

“Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” is a wonderfully executed adaptation that manages to wield together all the highlights of the manga and anime, while still fully utilising the film medium to tell its tale. Despite being the first part of…

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