Three authentic costumes from the movie “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” to be publicly displayed at the 13th ToyCon
MANILA, June 18, 2014 – As a prelude to the much anticipated opening of the “Rurouni Kenshin” sequels “Kyoto Inferno” and “The Legend Ends” in the Philippines, Warner Bros. has flown in three authentic costumes from the film which will be publicly displayed at the 13th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2014 (ToyCon) at SM Megatrade Hall, this weekend June 20 to 22.
The costumes to be exhibited are those worn in the sequels by the titular hero Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh), the street-brawler who became Kenshin’s best friend, Sanosuke Sagara (Munetaka Aoki), and Aoshi Shinomori (Yusuke Iseya), a ninja and one of the Shogun’s Hidden Watcher spies.
All three costumes were designed by Kazuhiro Sawataishi and contribute significantly to the films’ overall visual impact.
Fans are encouraged to check out the costumes, take photos, share in social media and let their comments be known! Don’t forget to tag Warner Bros. Pictures’ FB at www.facebook.com/warnerbrosphils and twitter @WarnerBros_ph. For more details about the convention, fans may go to ToyCon’s website at www.toyconph.com.
Based on the Kyoto arc of the popular manga series written & illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki, the “Rurouni Kenshin” sequels follow the story of reformed assassin Kenshin Himura as he goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara) who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.
The films also star Emi Takei (Kaoru Kamiya), Kaito Oyagi (Yahiko Myojin), Yu Aoi (Megumi Takani), Yosuke Eguchi (Hajime Saito), Min Tanaka (Nenji Kashiwazaki), Tao Tsuchiya (Misao Makimachi), Ryunosuke Kamiki (Soujiro Seta), Maryjun Takahashi (Yumi Komagata) and Tatsuya Fujiwara (Makoto Shishio).
The first sequel, “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” will open across the Philippines on Aug. 20, 2014, to be followed by “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends” on Sept. 24, 2014. Both films are distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.