“Rurouni Kenshin” announces new release dates for Final Chapter films


The new release dates “The Final” and “The Beginning”, the upcoming two live action films of the Rurouni Kenshin series have been announced.

According to a new teaser trailer, the first film, “The Final” will open in Japanese theaters on April 23, followed by the second film “The Beginning” on June 4, 2021.


The release for the two films has been delayed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter will cover the original manga’s Jinchu arc, which features a new villain, a mysterous weapon dealer named Enichi. Japanese-American actor Mackenyu will play the said role.

It will also tell the origin story of Kenshin Himura’s cross-shaped scar in his cheek.

The first ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ live action movie was screened in the Philippines in 2012. Its sequels, Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends were released locally two years later.