Actor Sato Takeru (25) attended the premiere stage greeting for his new movie "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen ("Kyoto Inferno")" (directed by Otomo Keishi).
It was announced that the film premiered in North America at Montreal in Canada on August 3, and an Asia premiere will also be held on August 6 in Manila, Philippines. The first Rurouni Kenshin movie broke the box office records for a Japanese film by bringing in over $540,000. This will be the first time for a Japanese film to premiere in Philippines.
Including the premiere in Manila on the 6th, Sato will be touring 11 cities in two countries until August 10th. After returning to Japan on the 8th, he will be visiting Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya on the 9th, and Sapporo, Sendai, Morioka, Saitama and finally Tokyo on the 10th. While co-stars Takei Emi (20) and Aoki Munetaka (34) will also attend the Asia Premiere, only Sato and director Otomo will go on the Japan nationwide tour as it include Otomo's hometown Morioka and Sato's home town Saitama.
Sato commented, "This is a movie we made for the world. After taking in critics for the first movie, the sequel will be even better. I am happy to be able to have our premiere in all these places."