The movie "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Beginning" will be broadcast on Nippon Television's "Friday Road Show" on October 21st.

"Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Beginning" is based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's manga "Rurouni Kenshin -Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story-" serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 1994 to 1999. Set in Japan during the Meiji period, it depicts the battle of Himura Kenshin, a swordsman who was feared at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate as ``The Hitokiri Battosai,'' but who vowed to ``non-kill'' afterwards.

The first live-action movie version was released in 2012, "Rurouni Kenshin", and in 2014, the two parts "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno" and "Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" were released. The works "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final" and "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Beginning" were released in April and June 2021, while their release was postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final" was broadcast for the first time on October 14th on "Friday Road Show".

In Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Beginning, which is the final part of the live-action movie version, the story that approaches Kenshin's "mystery of the cross wound" and the battle with En, the head of the Shanghai Mafia, will be depicted at the end of the Edo period and after the Meiji Restoration. Draw through two eras. This will also be the first terrestrial broadcast of the same work.

Broadcast from 21:00 to 23:44.

"Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Beginning" starring Takeru Sato will be broadcast for the first time on terrestrial broadcasting on "Kinro". Kasumi Arimura and other cast introductions

© Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha © 2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final/The Beginning" Production Committee

The gorgeous cast members, including Takeru Sato, who plays Kenshin, who became a ``addictive role,'' and Kasumi Arimura, who plays the important character Tomoe, have become a hot topic. The cast is as follows.

"Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Beginning" starring Takeru Sato will be broadcast for the first time on terrestrial broadcasting on "Kinro". Kasumi Arimura and other cast introductions

Takeru Sato as Kenshin Himura ©Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha ©2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final/The Beginning" Production Committee

"Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Beginning" starring Takeru Sato will be broadcast for the first time on terrestrial broadcasting on "Kinro". Kasumi Arimura and other cast introductions

Kasumi Arimura as Tomoe Yukishiro ©Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha ©2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final/The Beginning" Production Committee

Kasumi Arimura, who challenged the role of Tomoe Yukishiro, the wife who was the only swordsman in the era of "Hitokiri Battosai" and later killed by himself. When the cast was announced, Arimura said, "Ever since the first work, this work has been cherished by fans of the original work and by movie fans. I was happy because it is a work that has a lot of people, but at the same time, I also felt a lot of pressure." Regarding Takeru Sato, "Whether it's action or acting, there are many things you can do because you can see what you want to express, and I really respect you when you see it up close. I thought he was a great actor," he said.

"Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Beginning" starring Takeru Sato will be broadcast for the first time on terrestrial broadcasting on "Kinro". Kasumi Arimura and other cast introductions

Issei Takahashi as Kogoro Katsura, a patriot of the Choshu clan ©Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha ©2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final/The Beginning" Production Committee

Issei Takahashi, who plays the role of Kogoro Katsura, when the cast was announced, "When playing Katsura, I tried to observe Kenshin's movements, but Mr. Sato is always there as 'Kenshin,' so I feel at ease. I was able to play," he commented.

"Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Beginning" starring Takeru Sato will be broadcast for the first time on terrestrial broadcasting on "Kinro". Kasumi Arimura and other cast introductions

Nijiro Murakami as Souji Okita, the leader of Shinsengumi First Unit ©Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha ©2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final/The Beginning" Production Committee

Nijiro Murakami, who played the role of Soji Okita, said, "I am extremely happy to be able to play the role of Soji Okita. I was conscious of valuing originality, but I did my best in the action."

"Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Beginning" starring Takeru Sato will be broadcast for the first time on terrestrial broadcasting on "Kinro". Kasumi Arimura and other cast introductions

Masanobu Ando, who plays Shinsaku Takasugi, a patriot of the Choshu clan ©Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha ©2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final/The Beginning" Production Committee

Masanobu Ando, who plays Shinsaku Takasugi, said, "I had a unique and energetic image of Director Otomo. I wanted to have a session with such a person, so I was honestly happy to receive the offer." comment.

"Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Beginning" starring Takeru Sato will be broadcast for the first time on terrestrial broadcasting on "Kinro". Kasumi Arimura and other cast introductions

Yosuke Eguchi as Hajime Saito ©Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha ©2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final/The Beginning" Production Committee

Yosuke Eguchi, who plays Hajime Saito, a popular character who has appeared in the first series, commented, "I am very honored to continue playing the same role for so long."

In addition, Kazuki Kitamura will play the role of Tatsumi, Masataka Kubota will play the role of Akira Kiyosato, Wataru Ichinose will play the role of Tsunoda, Seisei Hirano will play the role of Nakajo, Eita Okuno will play the role of Murakami, Eiki Narita will play the role of Yatsume Mumyoi, and Yukishiro in his childhood. Toba Araki has been cast as the lead role, Mansaku Ikeuchi as the role of Katagai, and Nobumitsu Onishi as the role of Iizuka.

Directed and written by Keishi Otomo, who has consistently worked on the live-action "Rurouni Kenshin" series. Naoki Sato of "ALWAYS Sunset on Third Street" continues to contribute music. The theme song is ONE OK ROCK “Broken Heart of Gold”. The band is also in charge of the theme song for all the live-action movie versions, and has become an indispensable presence in the work.

The executive producer is Koetsu Koiwai of the live-action "Gintama", the producer is Satoshi Fukushima of "Goo-Goo is a cat", the cinematographer is Takuro Ishizaka of John Woo's "Manhunt", and the action director is Donnie Yen. Kenji Tanigaki, who has been involved in the work, the lighting is Katsutoshi Hirano of the "HiGH & LOW THE MOVIE" series, the art is Hajime Hashimoto of the "HiGH & LOW THE MOVIE" series, the decoration is Daichi Watanabe of "Mahoro Ekimae Kyousoukyoku", and the recording is "Sadako vs. Gaya". The editor is Tsuyoshi Imai of Kingdom, Kazuhiro Sawadaishi is the character designer and costume designer of Thirteen Assassins, and Kazunori Kosaka of HiGH & LOW THE WORST is the VFX supervisor.

"Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Beginning" starring Takeru Sato will be broadcast for the first time on terrestrial broadcasting on "Kinro". Kasumi Arimura and other cast introductions

© Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha © 2020 Movie "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter The Final/The Beginning" Production Committee