So we watched Rurouni Kenshin today and homg it's so epic! And I'm totally going to switch to geek/otaku mode and reiterate how amazing the fight scenes, the whole cinematography and the casting were.
Takeru Sato really delivered. I had doubts about his believability as Kenshin when news of him being selected to play the lead role came out. I mean this is the comparatively fledgling actor who played second lead alongside Mizushima Hiro in Mei-Chan no Shitsuji a couple of years ago. And now he gets to play lead roles? Just look at him in BECK! He even learned how to play the guitar. What dedication! It helps a lot that he is a huge fan of Samurai X because he absolutely wanted to do the anime justice.
It's so nice to find non-JE actors snag the lead spots. I'm a fan of Kame, Yamapi, Toma, Jun, Junpei (the money-makers of JE these days) but they are too overexposed sometimes. There are just some actors that fit in the role perfectly like Kenichi Matsuyama as L and Oguri Shun as Shinichi Kudo. This time it's Takeru as Kenshin Himura!
Okay enough fan girling. <3<3<3 Have you guys seen the movie already?