Archive for January 2nd, 2013

I’ve been waiting for a very looong time to watch this movie, finally…
But God seems didn’t heard my wish, since I can’t watch it on theater,
Watched it on my little screen, what a waste…

Rurouni Kenshin Live Action

For you who born around year 70’s-80’s must be know this Nobuhiro Watsuki’s masterpiece “Rurouni Kenshin” (I don’t think kids nowadays know this manga/anime). This was my childhood manga. At that time, I always waiting in front of TV everytime the anime is going to aired as if I’m not willing to missed even a minute, and save up some money to buy the manga desperately. The story that I would never forget,each one name of the characters and the name of their skils in the story, I can recite it one by one, I can also sing all of the anime OST hahaha (I was a hardcore fan back then and still proud of it).

Last year they turn this masterpiece into a Live Action, with my Sato Takeru as the main lead (kekekekekkekek).

Who the heck is Sato Takeru?

If you’re a fan of Kamen Rider series, you will get to know him. He starts his acting career as Kamen Rider Den-O, and impress me in “Bloody Monday” though he’s not the main lead. Then he keep impressed me hehehehe, and I’m officially become his fan until now ;). He really fits Kenshin character. Kenshin is not a tall handsome guy like that always in romance manga (but he’s indeed a handsome character with lovely personality hahaha), and Sato Takeru portrait him very well, he can be funny and scary when it needed.

Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Charts

The cast was perfect. Actually I was a Takei Emi anti-fan when I watch “Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta“, I’m so dislike her character there haha (to be dislike for the character she acted means she’s a good actress), but after watch Kenshin, I love her! 😀

If you read the manga or maybe watched the anime, the story of this movie is following the story, it was started like that (though maybe you’ll find a bit difference). So to assume that there are a lot of important character which not appear yet in this movie, such as Shinomori Aoshi, Misao, Shishio, and Enishi. I’m wishing for a complete sequel, YOSHH !!!

My Reason to Watch this Movie

  1. I’m a big fan of this manga & anime
  2. Sato Takeru
  3. The setting is back then at Meiji Period, which means you will see a lot of kimonos/yukata and old japanese home!!
  4. The samurai art is an epic one.
  5. Curiosity
  6. Sato Takeru
  7. Sato Takeru
  8. Okay I’m just kidding about the last 2 ( =______= )

Quote of the Day – Learn Japanese from Movie Quote!

When Kenshin said :

分かったでござろう? 拙者が人斬りだったと…

Wakatta de gozarou? Sessha ga hitokiri datta to…

You get it don’t you, that I was an assasin…

Little Note :
“拙者 | Sessha” means I/me (male) used in the past by many samurai, it has the same meaning with “私 | watashi“.
“でござろう | de gozarou?“、 people nowadays say it by “でしょう | deshou” or “だろう | darou“.
de gozaru” itself actually stands for the informal way to say “de gozaimasu” used in the past (old time) by many samurai, then “de gozaru yo” would be “desu yo“. Kenshin use this word a lot since he’s a samurai:)

Then Kaoru warmly answered it :

誰にだって語りたくない過去の 一つや二つがある、でしょう?

Sonna no shiranai wa,
Watashi deatta no wa Kenshin to iu rurouni yo,
Dare ni datte katarikunai kako no hitotsu ya futatsu ga aru, deshou?

I don’t know who that is,
The person I met is a wanderer named Kenshin,
Everyone has a past that they don’t wish to talk about, right?

Little Note :
“一つや二つ | Hitotsu ya futatsu” means one or two.
Literally it was translated as “Everyone has one or two of their past that they don’t wish to talk about.

When Saitou said :


Hitokiri ga kirazushite dou yatte hito wo mamoru?

How does an assassin protect people without killing?

And Kenshin answered :

こんな刀で、 この目に留まる人々くらいなら何とか守る。

Konna katana de, kono me ni tomaru hitobito kurai nara nantoka mamoru.

With this kind of sword, at least I’m able to protect people around me.

Little Note :
“この目に留まる人々 | Kono me ni tomaru hitobito” literally means the people on my sight.

Final word is, thanks for reading and jumping around this page. And go watch this movie, it’s really worth to watch!! 🙂

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