As the August 1st premiere of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno in Japan draws closer, Warner Bros. Pictures Japan is stepping up its marketing efforts with three new TV spots.
Each TV spots features a theme from the upcoming movie, which as “Romance”, “History” and “Battles”.
All three promotions feature the film’s theme song “Mighty Long Fall” by the popular J-rock band ONE OK ROCK, who also performed the theme song of the first movie.
In a related story, Fantasia International Film Festival (Fantasia-Fest) has announced that it is set to host the International premiere of the first sequel on Sunday, August 03, at the Concordia Hall Theatre in Montreal, Canada. The screening happens just three (3) days after its premiere in Japanese theatres.
The film’s director Keishi Otomo & Executive producer Hiroyoshi Koiwai are set to attend Fantasia-Fest as special guests.
The festival is also set to feature 30 movies from Japan, including the HD remaster of Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed Alpha, the two anime movie adaptations of Hunter x Hunter, and Black Butler live-action movie.
Fantasia-Fest happens from Thursday, July 17, until August 06.
The first live-action movie adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin premiered in Japanese theatres on August 05, 2012, and it was distributed in the Philippines through Pioneer Films (Movie Punch), which was premiered exclusively on SM Cinema branches on December 05, 2012.
According to Box Office Mojo, it went on to earn more than PhP26 million in the local box office for two weeks, thus becoming the highest-grossing Japanese non-horror film in the Philippines.
The first sequel, entitled “Kyoto Inferno”, is set to be screened in Japan on August 01, while the second sequel, entitled “The Legend Ends”, is set to be screened on September 13.
In the Philippines, the sequels are distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Philippines, and the first sequel is set to be screened on all cinemas on Wednesday, August 20, while the second sequel is set to be screened on Wednesday, September 24.