Also known as
Rurôni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen
Specifics
Japan [2014] - 134m
Genre
Adventure, Action
Directed by
Keishi Ohtomo
More info on
rating
3.5*/5.0*
Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends poster

Watches

July 17, 2021

3.5*/5.0*

The third entry in the live action Kenshin series. Shot back to back with the second film, this film benefits from having the same director and cast present to complete Shishio's story arc. Like the other two films, it's a competent adaptation that doesn't take too many risks, but delivers when needed.

Shishio turns up in an impressive war ship and threatens to bring the Meiji government to its knees, hoping to take over Japan. The Meji officials are powerless against Shishio, but Kenshin still has a score to settle with Shishio and takes up his sword once more, hoping to get rid of him once and for all.

The sets look lush, actors are really settled into their characters, and the action scenes are impressive. I'm not sure how faithful this adaptation is to the manga/anime, but I honestly don't care too much about all of that. For non-Kenshin adepts, this is a fun and entertaining series, with The Legend Ends being a perfect finale.