Yu Aoi for Rurouni Kenshin Live-Action

August 30, 2011 — 7 Comments

Is any of you Yu-chan fans a fan of Rurouni Kenshin?

I gotta admit that I’ve never read the manga — but I hardly read any manga or comic, so… — and I seldom watched the anime series they just to show regularly on Cartoon Network. But I did watch (and own) that OVA movie… Samuari X: Truth and Betrayal. I kinda loved it.

But I don’t know much about the Rurouni Kenshin universe, so I can’t tell you much.

Yu Aoi has been confirmed as Takani Megumi, which according to Wikipedia:

Megumi is the youngest daughter of Takani Ryūsei, a well-known doctor in Aizu which was an important province supporting the Tokugawa Shogunate. During the Boshin Wars, Megumi’s father died and the rest of her family went missing, leaving her as the sole survivor.


Watsuki’s describes his standalone Megumi as bearing a “lighter quality” as she had a small role in that story. In the final series Watsuki decided to give her an “earthy quality” so she could make an impression on the reader.

The description on Wikipedia makes it sound like an interesting role involving Megumi knowing Western and Eastern medicine… and the tragic disappearance of her family, as well as an opium storyline. But alas, I doubt they will deal with that in the film, considering she’s not a main character xD

Yu-chan is joined by Munetaka Aoki, who was on Nihonjin Shiranai no Nihongo and also shared credits with Yu-chan on NHK’s Taiga drama last year. Both actors will be back together with their Ryomaden director, Keishi Otomo.

7 responses to Yu Aoi for Rurouni Kenshin Live-Action

  1. Well another movie I will boycott because I cannot hear the actors, but this time I will not be able to hear my favorite actress. Hope this is good, but not going to give any money to a company that releases dubs.

    • I don’t think it makes much difference to me since Latin America is in Japanese distribution limbo, so I just download the subtitled version. LOL

      So I’m relying on all fansubs groups.

      Except for some JHorror films, I don’t think we’ve had a Japanese release since… Disney released Spirited Away worldwide? O_O

  2. They used to release them with subs for one night, but not anymore, now they only release the dub. If the reviews are good I may steal it, just to see Yu, but if they are bad I will refuse to watch it, just like Yamato. I don’t even remember what the last live action was, that I watched. Hmm…was it Battle Royale?

    • Yamato wasn’t that horrible – I’ll have to wait for the DVD to come out though… but I’ll let everyone know. xD

      • Yamato was the first anime I saw back in the tape trading days. It would take a special director to remake it, or someone that could do it so bad, that it was great, aka Starblazers. I was never going to like it, from the start. This one is different, I might like it, but I will not watch a movie dubbed, and I will not give any money to a company that allows their movies to be dubbed.

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