Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno is going to be the first of the 2 part continuation of the live action translation of Samurai X. The second part Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends – which sounds like, but we hope won’t be(no more live action movies?), based on the sad OVA finale to the animation series – Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection will come a month later.
One dangling debate hanging around the sequel(s) is if this strategy spears from want of profit for Warner Bros(The first film raked in $37 million locally) or effort to keep the integrity of the Shishio Makoto story line which spanned almost 34 episodes. We believe the later – Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno will be released in Japan on August 1, 2014 while Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends will immediately be released on September 1, 2014.
We hope more dates are announced soon for the rest of us.
Manila “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” – August 20, 2014, “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends” – September. 24, 2014.