Just Watched: Rurouni Kenshin – Kyoto Inferno

Would I read the book?

A thousand times yes! While I know that it’s more likely that this would have a manga instead of a novel or novella, I would still love to have a book version of this thing; especially if it serves as a companion piece that will expound some of the character motivations and journeys.

Especially with regards to this guy (Image from Eigapedia)

It would also be cool to see how Sanosuke’s journey to Kyoto went (in case they don’t show that in the next installment). 

Some people may argue that these things should have been included in the films already, but I acknowledge that it’s tricky enough to make an entertaining second film (of a trilogy) without having to give every damn character about 45 minutes of “what are they doing now and what they are thinking” footage. In cases like this, I believe that companion media can be useful indeed.

While not perfect, this movie is definitely still worth watching – especially if you grew up with the anime (unless you were a superfan of Aoshi; in which case, I am so very sorry).

This movie is still out nationwide, if you haven’t watched it yet.

2 thoughts on “Just Watched: Rurouni Kenshin – Kyoto Inferno

  1. I’m sorry, Elea, but I didn’t read your review for fear of getting spoiled. I am so sad because I wasn’t able to watch this sequel a week ago because I got too busy. And now, it’s gone. Our cinemas are already showing other movies. What I can do right now is to wait for the DVD versions to come out in our rental shop. And that would take long. 😦 What’s annoying is that I don’t even want to watch the other movies: If I Stay, Ways to Die In The West, Beauty and the Beast, etc. T_T Glad that The Giver is already out and somehow, it consoled me.

    1. Oh I’m so sorry that you didn’t get to see it, Charlotte. 😦 Hopefully, the DVD won’t take too long to come out.

      PS: It drives me nuts when perfectly good movies are edged out way too quickly by other films, even when they don’t have to be.

      PPS: I didn’t even know that a Beauty and the Beast movie was slated to come out this month o_0

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