Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

Warning: Gif-heavy!

Japanese Title: るろうに剣心 / Rurouni Kenshin
Cast: Sato Takeru, Takei Emi, Kikkawa Koji, Aoi Yu, Aoki Munetaka, Ayano Gou, Sudo Genki, Tanaka Taketo, Okuda Eiji, Eguchi Yosuke, Kagawa Teruyuki
Date Released: 25 August 2012 (Japan)
Plot: Former legendary assassin Himura Kenshin (Sato Takeru) has now become a wandering samurai. Offerring aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kamiya Kaoru (Takei Emi). Her father opened the Kamiya Kasshin-ryu, a kendo school located in Tokyo and Kaoru is now an instructor there. Kaoru then invites Kenshin to stay at her dojo. Their relationship develops further, but Kenshin is still haunted by his violent past … [Credit: Asianwiki] Trailer: Here and here (It’s a page set up officially for the movie, and there are English subs for the trailer. There are also videos of behind the scenes and making etc. but without subs.)
Download links: Full file (1.7gb) / OR Part 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 (Join with HJ Split)
Softsubs: Available Here (It’s on Livejournal, but it’s not a locked post. Say your thanks! Even if no account, you can post as Anon.)
OST: Uploaded by Kap Here

My Take:

It’s an awesome, awesome, awesome show. I have nothing but praises for it.

My expectations raise sky high when I hear that a movie’s really good, so I kinda end up disappointed at times, when the movie doesn’t meet my expectations after hearing all the fabulous reviews. But not this movie!

Honestly, I watched this movie without knowing the plot. My first and foremost reason was Sato Takeru. Hehe. And because it’s action packed. Love action movies! Also heard that many who read the manga and watched the anime highly anticipated the movie, and were not disappointed. I don’t read manga nor watch anime, but if they were not disappointed, it’s gotta be one heck of a movie! And then gifs of the actions scenes started appearing on Tumblr. They tempted me even more, and i definitely had to watch it! My turn to tempt you with some gifs. xD



And these are just the icing!

I’m so happy that I got a good quality version of this movie, to match all the awesome. 😀 The plot’s there, a fantastic amount of action, though granted, I’d take any movie with action, plot or not. 😛 So I might be a bit biased. Judge for yourself. ;D

Best be warned that it might be a little gory for some though. It’s a samurai movie; lots of killing and blood. Still, I’d recommend it! There’s a tiny hint of a romance, but as usual with Japanese movies/dramas, don’t expect much. 😛 And one last thing: most of the stunts in this movie are done by the actors themselves!

Enjoy the movie and let me know how you find it! (:

  1. 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

    Oh, one of my fav animes of all time. The casting was spot on. I can’t wait to start it.

    I love Kenshin so that I intend naming my second pup by that name once I figure out which breed I really want.

    Thanks XY for this. ^ ! ^ v

  2. 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

    Thanks a bunch for the upload!

  3. 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

    Thanks XY!

    i see that girl Takei again… for the NTH times!! LOL! she’s the new it girl isn’t she? my friends were complaining how she is everywhere in dramas and movies.

    the action scenes look well-done! gonna watch this tomorrow since its late right now. 🙂

  4. 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

    I also had my eye on this one! Glad to hear it’s a good movie, will try to make time for it

  5. 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

    Me too, dunno anything about the manga or anime. I might add this to my list of To-Watch anime, along with Black Butler.

    Maybe because it was a movie, but I didn’t feel the strong connection between Ken and Kaoru. Her speech in the end would’ve more effective if it was shorter. On the other hand, the actress playing Megumi is a scene stealer and I felt her chemistry with Ken was great. Plus, Ken and his friend looked awesome in the sequence leading to her save. 😀

    The action scenes are awesome. Like these:

    From: Tumblr

    They look effortless! Thanks for the share, XY!

    • 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

      ,I agree! 🙂

      I have watched bits and pieces of the anime so I have a background on how close they grew but on the movie, it was not really shown how they all banded together enough to put their life on the line for each other. As for the casting, Kaoru’s character was the weakest. I have seen this in the big screen and I rewatched it with my friends yesterday and we were all charmed by Megumi.

      But my fav character of the movie is Sano..

    • 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

      Was tempted to get my gifs from tumblr, but they were too small, so I made my own ones. xD

  6. 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

    Thank you! this is awesome.

  7. 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

    You’re welcome, guys! I’m honored to be the one sharing such an awesome movie! (Y)

    Regarding Megumi, played by Aoi Yu, a friend described her role as ‘bad-ass’ to me. xD Personally though, I’ve seen her here and there, but the one time she was a main character in an episode of a drama I was watching, she looked so much like an actual doll, she spook me out. Don’t like dolls much. =/ Since then, I’ve kinda steered clear from her.

    But I do agree that she did great in this movie, and is quite an actress generally too. (:

  8. 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

    I LOVE YOU! I have the complete kenshin manga series and read them over and over again. Its definitely my fav manga of all times. I thought i would be a bit dissapointed with this movie but it was amazing!! Sure, the characters doesnt seem as close as they should be like people already mentioned, BUT it was still amazing!! I cant get enough of it. And the fighting scenes were just INSANE! I felt my heart beating like crazy while watching. Thank you SO SO SO MUCH for sharing this movie with us~!

  9. 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

    ah shucks. i guess i’m too late to the party
    none of the links work
    ps. luv your gifs

  10. 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

    Oh no….. is a reupload possible?… :'(

  11. 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

    Is it possible for you guys to reupload this movie again? The links are inactive. >< Hope you guys still can get working links up!

    Thank you in advance!

  12. 14 thoughts on “Movie Date with xyz (13): Rurouni Kenshin

    Is it possible for you to reupload the file? The other links are all dead. Thank you in advance!

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