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‘Rurouni Kenshin’ stars, director ‘surprised’ by Filipino fans’ warm welcome

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As early as 1 p.m. on Wednesday, fans started arriving at the Event Center of SM Megamall for the 6 p.m. appearance of the director and stars of “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, ” who arrived in Manila on the same day for the movie premiere, the only one held outside Japan.

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Know the actors behind ‘Rurouni Kenshin’

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As the three stars of the hit Rurouni Kenshin movies visited Manila for the screening of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno today, Thursday, just who were they before they became the beloved Kenshin, Kaoru and Sanosuke of the hit Japanese film franchise that has captured the hearts of Filipinos.

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[VIDEO] Rurouni Kenshin stars: ‘Cultural Friendship Ambassadors’

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“Rurouni Kenshin” stars are given the title “Cultural Friendship Ambassadors” by Makati Counselor Tosca Puno-Ramos at the Raffles Hotel Thursday Aug. 7, 2014.

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PH, Hollywood, Japanese film project launched

A landmark film coproduction agreement was recently signed by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and international producers Global Motion Pictures Ltd. and Cinema Veritas. Briccio G. Santos (pictured), chair of the FDCP, said he hopes the film production would begin before the end of the year. photo by RICHARD REYES

A landmark film coproduction agreement was recently signed by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and international producers Global Motion Pictures Ltd. and Cinema Veritas.

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Japan fest opens today; 2011 quake films, anime, docus, a Cannes winner lined up

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This year’s Eiga Sai, aka the Japanese Film Festival, presents its largest lineup (16 movies) in 16 years, according to Yukie Mitomi, Japan Foundation assistant director. “Most of the films are fairly recent, produced between 2009 and 2014,” Mitomi told the Inquirer. Centerpiece of the fest, set at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall cineplex starting today till July 13, is Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Like Father, Like Son”—winner [...]

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