'DEATH NOTE' Actor Tatsuya Fujiwara Cast In 'RUROUNI KENSHIN' Sequel Films

Tatsuya Fujiwara, who portrayed Light Yagami in "Death Note" has joined the cast of the sequel to last summer's live-action "Rurouni Kenshin" film. Fujiwara will portray Shishio Makoto, villain of the "Kyoto Arc."



On the heels of our previous announcement that last summer's live-action "Rurouni Kenshin" film would be receiving two sequel films current set for release next summer comes fresh details about the film's villain. Actor Tatsuya Fujiwara, who portrayed Light Yagami in "Death Note" and Shuya Nanahara in "Battle Royale" will co-star as the insanely ferocious assassin Shishio Makoto in the sequel. The title of the two sequel films was also revealed, with the first sequel translating to "Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc" and "Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend Arc." Keishi Ōtomo returns to direct both feature films for Studio Swan. The film will tell the story of the fabled "Kyoto Arc" of the original Nobuhiro Watsuki's original manga. The remaining supporting cast from the first film are expected to return as well.

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