Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning Netflix Release Date Revealed

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning finally gets a release date for Netflix fans in the United States. Generally, live-action adaptations of anime titles are criticized for not living up to their roots, but fans have been enjoying the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films. Following the three original live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, the franchise returned to conclude with the final two films that first released in Japan earlier this year following a delay due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The final movie will be released internationally on Netflix, and now, the streaming giant has confirmed a release date.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning
Credit: Warner Bros. Japan
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Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (the fourth film in the franchise) was released through Netflix in June, and now the final film, Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning, is set to release on Netflix this Friday, July 30, according to the listing on the streaming service.

Netflix provided the following synopsis for Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning: "Before he was a protector, Kenshin was a fearsome assassin known as Battosai. But when he meets the gentle Tomoe Yukishiro, his story begins to change."

While the fourth film adapts the Jinchu arc of the manga written by Nobuhiro Watsuki, The Beginning goes back in time and features a prequel story.

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Directed by Keishi Otomo, the film stars Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura, Kasumi Arimura as Himura's wife Tomoe Yushikiro, and Issey Takahashi as Kogoro Katsura.

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