Movie Review: Rurouni Kenshin, Kyoto Inferno 3


Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno is  very exciting for me to watch especially that Shishio Makoto is the main villain.  In my past post, I already confessed that my all time favorite anime series is Rurouni Kenshin (aside from Akazukin ChaCha). So seeing Takeru Satoh as Himura Battousai in this live action film based on manga/ anime is…Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Inferno

This is  a  satisfying live action film adaptation

Believe me isa ako sa kokontra sa mga adaptation or remake lalo na kung gustong-gusto ko ang original.  And I can’t blame my friends and fellow anime fans if they’re hesitant to watch this movie starring Takeru Satoh (Kenshin), Emi Takei (Kaoru), Yōsuke Eguchi (Saito), Tao Tsuchiya  (Misao)  and Takuya Fujiwara (Shishio) . Anime is anime ika nga, dito lang acceptable ang unbelievable. Kaya it will be hard for any directors or producers na gawin ito sa  live action film kasi hindi mo puwedeng basta susundin yung mala-anime effect nito. Kung ano ang hilarious sa TV ay hindi sa big screen.

  • Awesome stunts and fight scenes – You want fast, impressive swordsmanship or incredible strength? You can see those things and more sa movie. Of course unlike sa anime series, dito mas  pinaiksi ang back story at dialogues pero mas spicy.  Don’t miss Kenshin’s heartbreaking encounter with Shishio’s right hand Sojiro Seta (played by Ryunosuke Kamiki) and thrilling fight scene with

    Sawagejō Chō (Ryosuke Miura ).

  •   Empathizing characters and subplots – Unlike other antagonist, puwedeng you hate Shishio but  you understand why he has crazy principle and unstoppable revenge. Allow me to remind you or introduce him – he was a former assassin of (Meiji) government but nang masyado na s’yang maraming nalalaman   they decided to kill and burn him  in the end. In fact, he was Kenshin’s successor as hitokiri (man slayer/ assassin)  after he became wanderer ( rurouni). Na-relate ko yong kwento ni Waway kay Shishio at ang bakbakan sa Mindanao sa  paghari-harian n’ya sa Japan. And Rurouni Kenshin has a fictional story but we know that in reality totoo ang eksena sa movie na may mga batang naiipit sa giyera at nakakasaksi ng patayan.
  • effective  Film Musical score – Kailan ba ako huling nadala sa music sa movie? Siguro maraming beses pero after ng eksena wala na. Hindi ganito sa movie,  it sets your mood and heighten your emotion. Musta naman na epic movie ito pero  nagra-rock and roll ang puso mo.

Actors give justice to their characters

 Makoto Shishio – Surprisingly, sa lahat ng actors sa Rurouni Kenshin pinakakilala ko pala ay ang actor na mukhang living mummy . Yes, I’m talking about Tatsuya Fujiwara who portrayed Shishio Makoto, napanood ko s’ya sa Death Note bilang si Light Yagami.

Mas kita ang acting n’ya doon ( bukod sa  wala siyang bandage all over) pero dito he gives justice to his notorious character. Ang tangi ko na lang nakikita na same sa Death Note ay yung lakad n’ya. And I’m excited kung paano naman ang bakbakan nila ni Kenshin sa Rurouni Kenshin: Legend Ends.

 Hajime Saito. Itong si Yōsuke Eguchi ay parang si Daniel Day Lewis or Johnny Depp dahil  in character siya from outfit,hithit, swordsmanship at linya.

Kamiya Kaoru – Mas gusto ko si Emi Takei dito, mas feel  mo yung chemistry nila ni Satoh san at yung acting niya bilang babaeng pinipilit na hindi pabigat. Tama yung sinabi ni  Yahiko Myojin (played by Kaito Ōyagi ) sa papel niya.

Seta Sojiru – Ang naalala ko kay Sojiru ay adorable ang itsura niya. Sa una hindi mo makikita ito kay Ryunosuke san.  Basta mukha lang siyang bata na nautusan bumili ng  oyster sauce na nagkataon na magaling tomodas. Pero dun sa laban nila ni Satoh san ay bongga ang ngiti ni kuya.(pero di ko pa s’ya crush hehehe).

Makimachi Misao -Though mas believable s’yang ninja noong nag-costume na siya, kita mo naman ang “behold” acting ni Tao san – two times pa.  Kasing galing niya bilang support ni Yu Aoi na gumanap na Takani Megumi. Mas gusto ko lang itong isa.

Himura Battousai / Ruruni Kenshin – Tanggap ko na yung galing ni Takeru Satoh bilang actor in an action film pero mas tanggap ko siyang bilang Himura Battousai ngayon.  Masyado ko ata crush si Kenshin kaya natagalan bago ko naisip na si Satoh san ang human form n’ya. Pero sa fighting at bitaw ng linya – one word – Sugoi!

Though nagpakita na ng gilas at moment sina Munetaka Aoki ( Sanosuke) at Yūsuke Iseya ( Shinomori Aoshi ), mas aababangan ko na lang sila sa Rurouni Kenshin: Legend Ends kasama si Masaharu Fukuyama bilang si Hiko Seijuro.Di ko sila trip dito sa part 2.

Sana gawin din nila yung encounter ni Kenshin with Amakusa Shōgo.

 


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