Cindy: Let’s watch a movie later.
Cindy: Rurouni Kenshin.
Me: Uhhh… ehhhh… Maglalaba pala ako.
I didn’t want to watch Kenshin because it’s not my 90’s anime of choice. I preferred Sailor Moon over Samurai X. I also did not want to go to MOA and face the Friday night traffic. But I couldn’t say no Cindy.
Cindy: Sige na. Bukas ka na maglaba.
Me: Kung hindi lang kita mahal, hindi ako manonood ng Kenshin!
My other friends who already saw the live action movie all said that it kicked some serious ass so I just told myself that it can’t be that bad for me. The only things I know about Kenshin is that he wears a red (or burgundy?) kimono and that he’s a battousai (slayer). I checked the Wikipedia page of Rurouni Kenshin to equip my mind of the things to come and so I wouldn’t be slow in understanding the 2-hour Japanese film.
I was not at all surprised when people clapped after the movie. Ang ganda ganda GANDA!!!!!!!!! I even updated my Facebook profile with- “Kenshin, Kenshin, you’re the best! Kenshin, Kenshin, above the rest. Gooooooo Kenshin!” :p I did not mind the uncomfortable seats in the cinema and relying on subtitles the whole time because of the fast and the furious fight scenes that made blood and violence visually appealing and the nakaka-kilig moments of Kenshin and Kaoru.
I read that there’s going to have a sequel and I plan on reading the manga and watching the anime to prepare for it. Btw, I call it cartoons and I get condescending looks because of it. Anime is Japanese cartoons. I don’t see the point of being technical. Anyhoodles, if the sequel is another SM Cinema-exclusive, I will have no qualms of going to any of my least favorite malls- MOA and Megamall. Anything and anywhere for The Wanderer! Hahaha!
I liked the movie so much that when Cindy and I had coffee after, I told the CBTL barista that my name is Kaoru. :p
listening to: Sting – Roxanne