Can someone tell me when Sato Takeru suddenly turned smoking hot? I mean, a few years ago he was Miura Haruma‘s side kick in Bloody Monday, and now he’s freaking KENSHIN! And not only is he Kenshin, he’s ridiculously perfect as the character based on what I see in the trailer for the live-action movie adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin. The only thing off is his height (the joke is that Kenshin is such a shrimpy short guy no one could believe he was the legendary swordsman), but he nails both Kenshin’s carefree demeanor and his intensity when he is forced to fight. Also, he looks great as a red head. Rawr, I paw paw at him.
It’s embarrassing to admit how many times I’ve watched this trailer, so the most I will confess to is making incoherent babbling noises the first time I watched it. Rurouni Kenshin is one of my absolute favorite shonen mangas, and I highly recommend it. A fabulous story with great insight into Japanese cultural and political history during the transition from the Edo into the Meiji period. Watch the trailer with English subs and tell me it doesn’t knock your socks off with the sheer amount of awesome.
Rurouni Kenshin Trailer (English subbed):