Rurouni Kenshin

7 Ways to Enjoy Japanese Manga Rurouni Kenshin

Only a few iconic anime heroes have smoothly transitioned into live-action so far. Among them is the legendary slayer-turned-pacifist Himura Kenshin (緋村剣心) back in 2012. The success of the live-action film prepared the ground for a further two-part live-action sequel, a gender-flipped stage play, a spin-off manga and a series of Sumi-e art works. But…

Actor Sato Takeru Becomes a Demi-Human In New Live-Action Movie

From Himura Kenshin (緋村剣心), the man who vowed not to kill, Japanese heart-throb Sato Takeru (佐藤健) becomes the man who cannot be killed as he takes the lead role Nagai Kei (永井圭) for the live-action adaptation of Ajin (亜人): Demi-Human which is set to hit the big screen in Japan in September 2017. The Story…

Meet the Real-Life Samurai That Inspired Anime Characters!

Samurai are icons that often pop up when we talk about Japan. In films they’re depicted as those noble warriors who faithfully serve their lords using their strict fighting discipline and mastery in the art of kenjutsu (Japanese swordsmanship). But, with a unique variety of depictions they have enjoyed in movies, drama series, and anime,…

Fan of Takei Emi? Your Favorite Actress is Working on 2 New Dramas!

Are you a fan of Japanese actresses? Have you encountered Takei Emi (武井咲) in watching Japanese dramas and films? You may be familiar with her since she starred in the popular live-action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin. Takei Emi just recently starred in the film called Terra Formars. This time, she’s back to the small screen…

Do you know Takeru Satoh and his 5 Gorgeous Personalities in the Kamen Rider Series?

A lot of people know Takeru Satoh (佐藤健) as the fictional wandering samurai, Rurouni Kenshin where he played the role of the legendary redhead, Kenshin Himura, whose name commanded fear before Japan’s restoration era. So, if you’re a fan of the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy like I am, we may agree that the movie installment is…

Top 10 Fascinating Live-Action Film Adaptations of Manga in Japan

The popular culture of Japan has long been known for its adaptations. Manga can be turned into anime or dramas, even movies. Below is the list of live-action adaptations of manga movie that are worth watching. They are also a good start if you are wondering what live-action films to watch this season: 10. Detroit…

3 of Your Favorite Anime Series Live on Stage in 2016!

A new year and a new start for everyone, and that also includes new much-awaited news about your favorite anime series. In 2016, the winter season lineup of anime is the first thing to change for all you anime fans. But of course, that’s not the only news you’ll be wanting to hear. The feel…

Japanese Celebrity Photobooks: An Insider’s View of Your Favorite Stars!

Are you a fan of J-Pop idols? Are you also a fan of Japanese actors and actresses? Do you buy their official merchandise? Do you perhaps buy their official photobooks as well? What are these photobooks? J-Pop idols, Japanese actors and actresses are fond of releasing photobooks for their fans. It is one way of…

ONE OK ROCK: Rocking from Japan to the World

In Japan, there are plenty of Japanese acts and bands. However, only a handful of those acts actually make it big time. Some acts may have taken years before they made their major debut while others hit it big with their first time. With that said, it’s also uncommon for Japanese acts to make it…
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