Rurouni Kenshin’s live-action film adaptations are undoubtedly one of the most loved live-action adaptations of manga and anime out there. And now, Warner Bros. Japan has announced that they have now wrapped up filming for the “final chapter” of the live-action film series.
Filming began last 4th November 2018, and they shot the film in 43 locations, including Kyoto, Nara, Shiga, Mie, Hyougo, Kumamoto, Hiroshima, Tochigi, Saitama, Shizuoka, Osaka, and Nagano Prefectures.
Meanwhile, mangaka Nobuhiro Watsuki drew a shikishi sketch of Kenshin, complete with a message for actor Takeru Satoh, who of course plays the character in the live-action films. Watsuki thanked Satoh for playing Kenshin “from the bottom of his heart”.
Even though they call it “The Final Chapter,” it will actually be split into two films. Both of which will debut in Japan in Summer 2020. The first film is a prequel of sorts, focusing on how Kenshin got his signature cross-shaped scar. Meanwhile, the second film is titled Saikyou no Teki・Enishi (Most Terrifying Enemy – Enishi). Expect Warner Bros. to reveal more details, as well as a trailer or two, in the near future.
source: Comic Natalie