Further news has come in following the announcement of the two sequels to the live-action Rurouni Kenshin regarding the casting for the films which will now be titled Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire and Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend. Yaoran broke the news that the villain of both films, the infamous Shishio, has officially been cast.
Popular Japanese actor Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note’s Light Yagami and Battle Royale’s Shuya Nanahara) has been tapped to play the bandage clad antagonist in both films. The films themselves are based upon the legendary ‘Kyoto arc’ of the Rurouni Kenshin manga. Both movies are slated for release in 2014. Stay tuned for more details as they come to light.