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Rurouni Kenshin Movie

When:

Wed 5 Oct 2016, 6:30pm

Where: Massey University Albany Campus, State Highway 17, Albany, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: JapaneseConsulate

Join us for the Japanese Film Evenings for 2016!

Japanese films shown at Massey University are usually screened on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm and are preceded by a documentary about Japanese culture from 6:15 pm.

All films have English subtitles. Booking is not necessary. Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances so please contact us to confirm details.

We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese society.

October: Rurouni Kenshin Movie
(Director: Keishi Otomo, 2012, 134min. Rating: R13).

January, 1868. The shogun's forces are defeated by a samurai uprising under a lone swordsman known as "Battosai the Killer", signalling the birth of a new era. Once legendary for his killing prowess, Battosai becomes a wanderer under the name of Kenshin Himura and vows never to kill again. But things are not so simple: faced with those who wish to return Japan to times of darkness, Kenshin is forced to grapple with what renouncing violence could mean.

A live-action adaptation of a popular anime and manga series, Rurouni Kenshin was a box-office smash in Japan, grossing over 555 million yen ($7 million) in its first five days. Also, Selected for the 2012 Japanese Film Festival in Melbourne and Sydney. The first movie to sell out its screenings in both cities, then given bonus screenings which have also sold out!

Nobuhiro Watsuki & Shueisha 2012 "Rurouni Kenshin” Film Partners.

Presented by the Japan Foundation, the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland, Massey University, the University of Waikato, the University of Auckland.

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