Friday, August 29

Kenshin Himura is a legendary swordsman in the wars accompanying the turbulent fall of Japans Shogunate in the 19th century. Once feared as Battosai the Killer, he has adopted a peaceful life since the arrival of the new age in Japanese history. But Makoto Shishio, the Shadow Killer who succeeded to Kenshins position in the service of the new government, has since then been active in the Kyoto underworld. Because he knew too much of the dark side of the new government, he was stabbed and his body set on fire. He survived, however and, wrapped in bandages, has raised an army of disaffected former samurai with the aim of overthrowing the new regime. Agreeing to a request by Toshimichi Okubo, the Home Minister, Kenshin leaves his friends in Tokyo and sets out for Kyoto. He and Shishio are a match in skill and in wits, but their aims are opposite. Kenshin seeks to preserve the nation without breaking his vow that he will kill no more.

Watched Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno yesterday evening. Been looking forward to this film after watching Rurouni Kenshin in 2012!

Personally, I felt that this sequel was pretty good. The story was direct and started pretty well in the beginning. However, it went slightly draggy while I watched. As compared, I thought that the flow was not as good as Rurouni Kenshin. Nevertheless, this show was rather compact with certain history, background and fight scenes presented. 

The fight scenes were still as amazing as before which was one of the selling point you should take note. Certain humour was injected which brighten up the show as well. The story got more intense towards the end, drawing my my attention to find out more what could happen next. 

If Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno was good, I think the finale will be even better!

Ratings: 3.55/5