Additional cast members of the live-action movie “Rurouni Kenshin: The Final / The Beginning” have been announced! Issei Takahashi, Nijiro Murakami, and Masanobu Ando will join the original cast member who will be reprising their roles, including Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura, Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya, Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara, Taketo Tanaka as Yahiko Myoujin, Yuu Aoi as Megumi Takani, and Yosuke Eguchi will also return as Hajime Saitou.
Mackenyu Arata rounds out the line up as antagonist Anishi Yukishiro. Kasumi Arimura is also joining the cast as Kenshin’s wife, Tomoe Yukishiro.
“Rurouni Kenshin: The Final / The Beginning” will premiere on 23rd April 2021; initially slated for 3rd July and 7th August 2020 respectively, it was tentatively moved to Golden Week 2021 (early May) in consideration of the current COVID-19 situation. The fim follows the Jinchuu arc where Kenshin faces off against the arms dealer, Enishi; meanwhile, “The Beginning” will follow the story of how Kenshin got his cross-shaped scar.