And in Cheerier Live-Action Anime News…


?It’s weird when I post two anime-related stories on TR on the same day, but after the American Akira synopsis, I thought my fellow anime fans might take some solace in that there’s one live-action anime being made with a modicum of respect. It’s the Japanese Rurouni Kenshin movie, starring Takeru Satoh as Kenshin, who actually looks like the character of Kenshin does. I can’t be 100% sure, but I’m willing to bet the movie is still set in Meiji-era Japan, as per the anime and manga, and not, say, 1970s Des Moines or anything. It won’t make the American Akira go away or anything, but hopefully it’s a little bit of comfort. (Via ANN)