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Two big characters join the Rurouni Kenshin cast

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Things are getting real

With production on the upcoming live action Rurouni Kenshin films likely to start soon, more casting news has hit via magazine leaks.

Playing fan favorite Seta Sojiro is Kamita Ryunosuke, an actor/voice actor whose voice you've heard in Summer Wars, Spirited Away, and many other films. 

In the coveted role of Aoishi Shinomori is Iseya Yusuke, an actor whose worked on multiple big Japanese films including but not limited to 13 Assassins and Sukiyaki Western Django.

I've been following both gentlemen's careers for a long time now, and I'm quite comfortable with these casting choices. Kamita and Iseya are fine actors, and I'm hoping they'll turn in some fantastic performances. Seta and Aoishi are well loved characters by fans of Rurouni Kenshin, so they've got their work cut out for them.

The other cool thing about this news is that it looks like the production team is looking to stick pretty close to the source material, much like they did in the first film.

Who else is excited?

[via Jin]

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Elliot is an associate editor for Japanator and can be found contributing to Destructoid on occasion. He lives in Japan and can be found on Twitter @RyougaSaotome. more + disclosures


 


 



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