Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014) movie trailer

Trailer and promotional images for Japanese movie Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, sequel to the 2012 box office hit which is based on a popular Japanese manga.

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Rurouni Kenshin (2012) movie trailer

English subbed Japanese trailer for Rurouni Kenshin, a live action adaptation from the popular namesake anime/manga. The film is scheduled for August release.

The story revolves around Himura Kenshin – once a fearsome assassin in wartime era who turned into a wanderer who helped to maintain peace and help the needed once the war was over. I’m not a fan of live adapations from a manga/anime, but this looks ok.

The movie stars Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Munetaka Aoki and Yuu Aoi. Yosuke Eguchi, one of my favourite Japanese actors, plays a minor role as Kenshin’s old foe.

24 Hours Emergency Ward back with 4th season

Japanese stars Yosuke Eguchi and Nanako Matsushima are reuniting again in the fourth season of popular medical drama, 24 Hours Emergency Ward.

Japanese drama 24 Hours Emergency Ward

The J-drama, first aired in 1999, would feature different theme for each season. The common trait is that it focuses on the characters, conflicts and emotions in the emergency ward instead of the flashy medical stuff.

The latest season revolves on the chronic staff shortage in the emergency ward (currently a real problem in Japan), as ER personnels are leaving due to enormous pressure and harsh working conditions.

The drama will be Matsushima’s first major project since giving birth to her 2nd child in 2007. Other announced cast includes Tae Kimura, Kii Kitano and Yusuke Santamaria. It’s scheduled to air on July 7 in Japan (the above image was season III).