In 2012, fans of the manga and/or animated series can look forward to a live action adaptation of Himurai Kenshin’s story. Nobuhiro Watsuki’s manga/anime is turning into a feature film with Takeru Sato and will be directed by Keishi Otomo.
As far as Sato goes, he’s no stranger to movie adaptations of manga. He had a small part in Goemon (which was an ok movie) and last year’s Beck.
Rurouni Kenshin‘s original manga ran from 1994 to 1999 over 28 volumes and was later animated over 95 episodes and a couple of OVA’s. The series followed a highly-skilled assassin who decides to wander Japan helping the helpless as penance for his violent past.
The source material is certainly of a high quality, let’s just hope the movie adaptation will stay true to it. We all know it might just as easily become another Dragonball Evolution, and I’m not done trying to forget about that one yet …