Speaking of trailers we’ve all seen before, here’s a trailer for Japan’s live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie (based on the popular manga and anime) that… uh… we’ve all seen before. Back in June, to be precise. The reason I’m posting it again is because this one actually has official English subtitles, so now you can know all about how Kenshin is an assassin turned rurouni — i.e., a Japanese warrior-hobo — who refuses to kill people despite meeting a lot of people who need themselves some killin’. Anyways, enjoy it, or don’t. Because I need to go draw up a warrior-hobo class for AD&D. (Via Anime News Network)
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