On July 10th, actor Takeru Sato (25) and actress Emi Takei (20) attended an event for the movies “Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire” and “Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend” dressed in summery yukata.
Takei’s yukata featured large, light green mari balls. Sato cheerfully teased his co-star in front of the press by calling it a ‘cabbage yukata’. “A cabbage yukata, that’s a new one. How cute,” he said playfully, making Takei puff out her cheeks and say, “You’re terrible…”
Sato (who plays the main character Kenshin Himura) also reflected back on the approximately 30 locations where the “Rurouni Kenshin” movie sequels were filmed, stating that of those locations, Kumamoto stands out the most in his memory. “A Kumamon with a cross-shaped scar came [to the set],” he explained, amusing the press conference with the mental image of a battle-scarred hitokiri Kumamon.
“Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” opens in Japanese theaters on August 1st, followed by “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends” on September 13th.