Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Movie Series Arrives to Netflix

Netflix continues to show that it remains top dog in the streaming wars, when it seems as though they are always either making, or hosting, new content for their customers. Love them or not, Netflix has been consistent with bringing more things to the table for people to watch.

In recent days, the Facebook page for Rurouni Kenshin The Movie had announced that Rurouni Kenshin Saishusho: The Final, will be coming to Netflix in the following places:

Latin America: Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico and applicable regions
Asia: Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, and Philippines
As well as in UK, Turkey, Italy, Canada, US, Australia, and Germany

Netflix will also be making the other three live action adaptions available on their streaming platform. Currently, only The Final has a Netflix page. All four movies will be available on June 18th. In Japan, the last movie, Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning, will be in theaters on June 4th, so we will likely have to wait a bit longer for that one to be made available worldwide.

The Rurouni Kenshin Facebook page shared a screenshot of each Kenshin movie Netflix page, for all to look forward to seeing next month.

Movie 1 – Rurouni Kenshin: Origins

Here is the trailer:

Movie 2 – Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno

See trailer here:

Movie 3 – Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends

See the trailer here:

Movie 4 – Rurouni Kenshin: The Final

On Netflix, the summary says: In 1879, Kenshin and his allies face their strongest enemy yet: his former brother-in-law Enishi Yukishiro and his minions, who’ve vowed their revenge.

See trailer here:

Lately, the Rurouni Kenshin team have been promoting the fifth and final movie in the live action movie adaption series. Here is one promo photo they’ve shared:

Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning is about how Kenshin Himura came to be known throughout Japan as the legendary Battousai the Manslayer, and the mystery behind the cross-shaped scar on his left cheek.

Watch the trailer here:

Although it is bit disappointing the last two movies will not be getting a theatrical release, outside of Japan, like the first three did, it will still be fun to finally get to see the conclusion to a well-beloved story. The original story was written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki, which was serialized from 1994-1999 at 28 volumes. It was followed by a 94 episode anime series from 1996-1998, as well as several animated movies.

So what do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing these movies on Netflix?

Credit Photos: Rurouni Kenshin & Netflix

Sarah Leone

An independent artist who loves to mix things up between traditional and digital art. She has a love for all things anime, animation, and manga. Oh, and cats. Can't forget the cats.

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