I recently watched the live action movie of Rurouni Kenshin, with
the extraordinarily good-looking Satō Takeru as Kenshin. As a samurai movie, and as an action movie, I thought it was fantastic. Even the you-know-they-can’t-really-be-done moves seemed, (to me, anyway) real. The anime humor was removed, but that was okay, because it left a really good story.
It was really one of the better live-action movies I’ve seen. Well worth watching if you like the anime, and well worth watching even if you’ve never seen the anime. If you like samurai films, and good fight scenes,
and a really gorgeous leading man , and you don’t mind subtitles, then watch this movie. Highly recommended.