Based on the best-selling manga, KENSHIN stars Takeru Sato as the deadly but gentle samurai Kenshin Himura. A warrior whose swordsmanship is unrivaled, Kenshin has vowed never to kill his opponents to atone for his past as the nation’s most notorious government assassin. With the gruesome transition to the Meiji Era complete, Kenshin wanders Japan, eventually meeting the fierce Kaoru (Emi Takei), a teacher at a Tokyo school for swordsmanship. When Kaoru’s dojo is overrun by an industrialist whose henchman begins a killing spree, Kenshin begins to question his vow - as well as the reformation that he once murdered for. Full of fast-paced swordplay, over-the-top-acting and contemporary stylistic flourishes, KENSHIN is a modern take on the period swashbuckler that fans of the manga and anime won’t want to miss. In Japanese with English subtitles. Discussion following the film with director Keishi Ohtomo. Opening night reception following for all ticket holders.