In Morioka, they showed RuroKen 2 (Kyoto Inferno) the earliest in the world; at 0:00 on 1 August!!! (They showed RuroKen 1 (2012) just before that, so the audience watched the two films in succession XD)
And in that theater this poster was displayed after screening.
Inamura-san in the Decoration Department is one of those who supported RuroKen action. In this film, he made the half of the hilt of Cho’s ‘Remba-to’ drop. And where the hilt parted is made of magnet to put the swords together. He also made Okina’s tonfa concealing swords that pop out in the middle of the battle. If you watch it carefully, you’ll notice Shishio’s ‘Mugen-to’ is jagged properly just like a saw! Awesome –
Action Team 2013. On that day, we took Sojiro’s jump in Hikone. How should I say, everyone has a ‘nice face’ peculiar to those who are living make-or-break lives. You often see these kinds of expression in something like a documentary at the battle field. lol
On the day when Kenshin finally wrapped up, Takeru-kun, who went to a yakiniku (steak) restaurant along with Director and Koiwai-san in Seijo, wore the most refreshed look I’d never seen in the last six months. ‘Well, I’ve been thinking any of us might actually be forced to retire half way by injury 50% of the time. (by Sato Takeru)’ And the most seriously injured was Ishizaka-san, who bled by hitting his head on a crane lol
As an Action Director, of course, it’s a given fact that we shouldn’t get actors injured. But take the cut as an example where Kenshin dodges a horse coming straight to him in Kyoto Inferno. Though I told him to dodge quickly as we would take vertically, he would wait till the last moment, as close as if he might kiss the horse. That’s Sato Takeru.
‘RuroKen Kyoto Inferno’ will finally be released tomorrow! When you choose a present for your treasured friend, for example, you must consider what will make your friend most happy, right? Similarly, this film was a product we created imagining how we could make its viewers satisfied from tomorrow on. I hope it will make a nice present-ssu
Okina, Aoshi, Misao, and all the other Oniwaban-shu use a jumping spinning back kick (so called Rolling Sobat) or back kick. I was not conscious, but it came about by itself while I was making it. Well, it’s queer if Kenshin or Saito do that. lol
When I make actions, I often give names to each of them to make them easy to remember. ‘Drift’, ‘Figure of Eight’, ‘Emergency Stairs’, ‘Raid’, ‘Hopscotch’, ‘Sammo Hung’, ‘Rice Planting’, ‘Flying Squirrel’, ‘Namida no Request’, ‘Billiard’, ‘Teddy Bear’, and so on. As for ‘Sammo Hung’, I can’t even remember what kind of stunt it is. lol
It has been officially announced that Fukuyama Masaharu appears in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno / the Legend Ends!!!
Kenshin and Sojiro, these two performed quite hard practices but they had enough ‘room for dessert’; acrobatic actions such as flip-flop. Sojiro was practicing flip-flop against the wall again and again. The first time he managed to do it, he was so happy that he said, ‘Please take a picture with my cell phone!’ Well, we had no plan to have him do that in the film. (lol)
That one, Kenshin cutting in the motion just like the breakdancing windmill move (烏龍稿柱 in Chinese). I forced it in because he was doing it alone over and over again in the corner while another actor was practicing actions. I thought he was appealing, ‘I want to do this!’ (lol)
At this time last year, we were in the middle of the shooting of Kyoto Inferno scene. Fortunately no one was seriously injured. But Ishizaka-san, the cameraman, hit his head on a crane and was transferred to hospital lol But he was tough enough to go on shooting again after he returned!
That one shown in the trailer, Sanosuke trying to leap over a pond like the pole vault, shouting, ‘You just wait, Kenshin!’ It was the idea Director came up with during the location hunting. I’m sure Sanosuke had long wanted to do that because Kenshin was so cool when he did it in front of Akabeko in the RuroKen part 1 lol
And the first DVD of Taketere has been released! We re-edited the program so far and added a lot of never-before-seen videos! We put energy in producing the package. It is full of playful spirit perfectly fit for Taketere, so please take it in your hand to enjoy it. Please visit this website, too!