All posts tagged: Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends

The Japan Film Festival is Done And Dusted For Another Year, Here’s How It Went

Another year, another film festival. Though the way that read is drab, the Japan Film Festival hosted by The Japan Foundation Australia has been everything but drab with a massive line-up of critically acclaimed movies straight from the land of the rising sun. 2014’s festival featured a total of sixty seven films, each of which met wonderful feedback by Australian audiences and fans of Japanese pop culture. The Japan Film Festival has only gotten bigger and bigger with each year and there’s no end to its growth in sight which is great for people like us here at SnapThirty who simply cannot get enough of Japanese cinema. Held over 93 days, it attracted a total attendance of 33,000, a 32% increase year on year. The Festival travelled to 16 cities, 17 venues with 67 films screened over 312 sessions. – The Japan Foundation At the end of the festival each year, The Japan Foundation pools all the votes from all over the country regarding the audiences favorite films from the line-up and although all of them are held …

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Review

The third and final chapter of the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy is aptly dubbed as The Legend Ends, picking up right where the cliffhanger finale of Kyoto Inferno left off. A fair spoiler warning to those who are about to read on, there will be references to the previous films so tread carefully. Kyoto Inferno ended with the frightening unveiling of Shishio Makoto’s ultimate weapon: a battleship equipped with modern warfare. Something that is completely alien to Japan. Shishio Makoto uses this powerful weapon to showcase the true extent of his terror, giving him the ultimate trump card against the crumbling Japanese government. What’s interesting is that this war machine was also introduced in the original anime series, except that Shishio never even got to use it because Sanouske somehow managed to sink the damn thing. Now in this movie adaptation the ship is put to great use as a compelling plot device. This is where The Legend Ends demonstrates a rare instance where taking liberties with the source material, and even executing ideas differently, can lead …

Six Characters Posters Revealed for Next Live Action Rurouni Kenshin Films

Who doesn’t love a good movie poster? Just one of those little preludes that gets you amped up for the film to be, excited for when the release date finally rolls around. Well take that and times it by six Rurouni Kenshin fans because the upcoming summer sequels to 2012’s aptly titled Rurouni Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) and Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) have received a bounty of new character posters. Man, I just said Rurouni Kenshin a lot. Anyway, the images depict a few of the characters that will lead the cast, such as the titular hero himself, and showcase the skills of returning costume designer Kazuhiro Sawataishi. In case you were curious, Director Keishi Otomo is also returning for the upcoming films. So if you enjoyed the first movie, chances are high that these two will be to your liking. Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends are set to launch on August 1st and September 13th respectively, so check out the posters, watch the trailer and get excited. Kenshin is back. …