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Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno review: Laid-back killing machine with a past

Published on Aug 27, 2014 7:02 PM
Emi Takei (above) plays Rurouni Kenshin’s love interest. -- PHOTO: WARNER BROS

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139 minutes/Opens tomorrow/***1/2

The story: In Rurouni Kenshin (2012), an adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's popular manga of the same name, audiences were introduced to the lead character of Himura Kenshin (Takeru Satoh). He is a former-assassin-turned-wanderer who has vowed never to kill again. His resolve is once again tested when he is roped in by the nascent Meiji government to help stop a vicious and ruthless Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara) who is plotting something nefarious in Kyoto. And Kenshin's love interest, dojo owner Kaoru (Emi Takei), falls into peril.

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