The famed wandering samurai Himura Kenshin is heading to the big screen in Japan. Instead of being an animation, it is going to be a live action film. The film is based on the manga created by the famed Nobuhiro Watsuki. However, which chapter or arc the movie is going to be based on is currently unknown.
The movie now has its first image. It shows actor Takeru Sato dressed as Himura Kenshin. He actually looks the part. He’s got the cold stare of the assassin Kenshin, although whether he will pull off the more positive Kenshin is yet to be seen. For the picture, it is at the bottom of the article.
Kenshin is not the only role that has been cast. JEFusion notes that other prominent roles have been given. Here is a list of those below, with the actor/actress on the left and the character on the right:
Emi Takei: Kaoru Kamiya
Yuu Aoi: Megumi Takani
Munetaka Aoki: Sanosuke Sagara
Taketo Tanaka: Yahiko Myōjin aka Yoshi.
Koji Kikkawa: Jine Udo
Yosuke Eguchi: Hajime Saitō
Teruyuki Kagawa: Kanryū Takeda.
The film is currently in production and is being taken care of by Warner Bros. Japan, who also did the Death Note live action films. It is slated for a release on August 25, 2012.