How to Watch Rurouni Kenshin Live-Action Movies | Complete Watch Order

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Rurouni Kenshin is one of the greatest shows ever made.

The live-action adaptations were perfect and hats off to the cast, crew and different members of all the units who made The Rurouni Kenshin Live-Action Movies.

Rurouni Kenshin shows the story of a legendary assassin Kenshin Himura popularly known as Battousai wandering now atoning for his sins.

That’s not all, Kenshin meets different people in his journey and even the ghosts from his past chasing him in the present.

The Battousai is an infamous legend that strikes fear among the enemies and attracts a different number of lunatics chasing Kenshin for different purposes.

Rurouni Kenshin is adapted from the famous manga and anime series created by Nobuhiro Watsuki.

The original anime series Rurouni Kenshin aired from 1996-1998 having 95 episodes.

Watching the anime may want you to watch the live-action movie series.

Usually, live-action movies are not well made, however, Rurouni Kenshin lives upto the quality and is highly recommended to watch.

A new Rurouni Kenshin series is announced by Jump Festa 2022 and produced by LIDEN films.

Maybe now’s the perfect time to binge-watch Rurouni Kenshin live-action movies.

The movie stars Satoh Takeru as Kenshin Himura, Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya, Yosuke Eguchi as Goro Fujita (formerly known as Hajime Saito), Yu Aoi as Megumi Takani, Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara and others.

As principal antagonists, in the second and third movies, Tatsuya Fujiwara plays the role of Makoto Shishiyo who’s quite obsessed with Himura Kenshin.

Mackenyu Arata plays the role of Enishi Yukishiro, Tomoe Yukishiro’s brother who wants revenge for her sister’s death in the fourth movie.    

Rurouni Kenshin Live-Action Movies Release order

1. Rurouni Kenshin - 2012

2. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Part 2) - 2014

3. Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Part 3) - 2014

4. Rurouni Kenshin: The Final  (Part 4) -2021

5. Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (Part 5) - 2021

Wrapping up!

The cast is perfect in their roles especially Satoh Takero as Himura Kenshin.

He’s a ray of sunshine that you want to protect at any cost.  

This is the complete watch order of Rurouni Kenshin Live-Action Movies and is recommended to watch in this order.

The only exception is Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (Part 5) released in 2021 which serves as a prequel to the Rurouni Kenshin series where we see the origin story of Kenshin Himura and how he become the Battousai.

His relationship with Tomoe Yukishiro, his wife is shown who chooses Himura Kenshin over her mission.  

To be fair, Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning can be watched in the beginning or at the end, however, it is recommended to watch the movie in the end because it will be more interesting.

However, there’s no hard and fast rule so the fifth movie can be watched either at the beginning or at the end.

Most of the casts will not be in the Rurouni Kenshin: The beginning (Part 5) except for Hajime Saito/Goro Fujita.  

Rurouni Kenshin: The Final and Rurouni Kenshin: The beginning is both available on Netflix. Have fun and happy binging Rurouni Kenshin!