Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014) Movie Script

Settsu Mine, Hyogo
1878 (Meiji Era 11)
You're sure he's here?
We watched for 2 months.
There's no doubt.
Let's end it here.
Be careful.
Over here!
Who are you?! Halt!
Do you believe in Hell?
A world awash in blood
deserves the name Hell.
You're Shishio Makoto?
What if I am?
You know!
Don't move.
I love that sound!
You bastard!
How'd you think I knew
you were coming?
Ex-Shinsengumi, Saito Hajime.
(Shogun's police)
You traitor.
We survived the Bakumatsu
Does this world satisfy you?
Take off that uniform
and join us.
Turn the clock back
to those riotous days.
I take no-one's orders.
Very well.
Stop, please!
Man is born to carnage.
This world is Hell.
Kyoto is in chaos!
What are police doing?
They shouldn't add
to the trouble!
Who's that?
Here he comes!
Who are you?
- That scar! - Oro?
My name isn't worth stating.
I roam Kyoto, dreaming of
the Emperor's reign.
Assassin Bakkyusai.
I am he!
What nerve!
I'll cut you down!
Get him!
Why's Battosai the villain?
Not 'Battosai'- 'Bakkyusai'.
Hang in there!
You're an old legend,
Hitokiri Battosai.
[ Invigorate the Heart ]
Ah! Eiii!
Yahiko, step in!
Not so sharply.
Watch him! Harder!
Shout out!
I'm back.
We're back!
You're back.
Why won't you teach us?
You're why we came!
You're mistaken.
I'm a guest.
I'm no teacher.
The way of the sword changed.
This Dojo's motto is
"invigorate the heart."
The sword teaches that
in this new age.
If you want a fight,
Street-fightin' Sanosuke's your man!
Well? I don't charge much.
Well? Whadya say?
Wanna fight? Uh?
Why not show them stuff?
These days of peace don't need
my Hiten Mitsurugi style.
Is clinic business good?
Doctors don't talk of
"good business"!
I'll make dinner.
Wait. You have visitors.
You're Himura?
What do you wish?
I'm Superintendent Kawaji.
Someone wants to talk with you.
Come with me?
Hoi, oi! We're making dinner.
Who sent you in here?
Home Minister Okubo Toshimichi.
Who's that?
He's the Government top man.
Kenshin, don't go.
It's just trouble.
If he goes, I go.
I distrust your
'new Government'.
Fine. Come too.
I'm going, that I am.
[ Home Ministry ]
Excuse us.
It's been a while, Okubo-san.
Himura. We meet again.
You know him?
I'll get to the point.
What is it?
Shishio is plotting in Kyoto.
Shishio? Who's he?
- Another assassin. - What?
The successor to Hitokiri Battosai
(Manslayer-Master Swordsman).
When you laid down your sword
at the Battle of Toba-Fushimi,
he was fighting there.
He was our proteg assassin.
In speed, skills, and quick thinking,
he was your match.
But, unlike you,
he cared nothing for the weak,
or comrades.
It's the Emperor's banner!
We won!
Ruthless ambition.
In a wish to rule,
he'd trample on anyone.
That's Shishio.
We won!
Well done!
We won!
Thanks to you!
You did it!
Well done!
You bastards!
You bastards!
His brutal killing
would've discredited
Meiji Government.
We had to eliminate him.
You put down your sword,
and his body was burned.
He should've died,
but somehow...
He survived and hid in
the Kyoto underworld.
He took in a bunch
of bloodthirsty mercenaries
in his own army.
He has one aim...
to overthrow Meiji Restoration.
He has reason to hate.
Why drag Kenshin into it?
As it is, it will be
a catastrophe!
The only one we can turn to
is you.
You look worn out.
Building the new age
is harder than destroying
the old one.
I don't expect
your immediate answer.
Take a week to consider it?
In one week, on 14th May,
I hope you say yes.
It's crazy!
Kenshin has to kill him?
Not my idea!
They want Kenshin
to mop up their mess!
Not only that.
You will be well-rewarded.
And we'd overlook illegalities.
For example,
Takani Megumi's opium charges.
I'll hang before I'm used
to pressure him!
Tell me about it!
I won't let you go to Kyoto.
May 14
Without Himura,
the nation is lost.
How do you do?
What the...?!
Shishio sent a message.
"If you plan to send
Himura Battosai against me,"
"don't waste your time."
"This land will be mine."
Done! It's clean.
Is this time for laundry?
Tell them to shove it.
You really hate
Meiji Government, hey?
I hate such people.
I'll see Okuba-san now.
- Hang these. - Mm.
I'll come.
That complicates it.
I'm fine alone.
He's a no-killing rurouni.
He won't leave you for Kyoto.
Here he comes.
Let's go.
- Ichiro Shimada, samurai!
- Tsurahide Cho, samurai!
Villains! Stop!
Someone beat us to it!
Some men planned
to assassinate him.
I used their plan.
Was he Shishio's man?
This is how Shishio works!
He wreaks havoc,
using his spy network.
You never see his hand!
He'll whittle us down
until he rises up.
Come with me.
Who are they?
Officers killed by Shishio.
He's taunting us.
He sent them last night,
coinciding with today.
How did this happen?
I repeat Mr. Okubo's request.
You're our only hope.
Japan is about to lose its way.
Shishio will seize his chance.
It's war.
See you in Kyoto.
Extra! Extra!
Minister Okubo assassinated!
Extra, extra.
Home Minister assassinated!
( Assassins Kill Home Minister Okubo! )
You're back.
Shishio did that.
I can't let it be.
This one will go to Kyoto.
To kill Shishio?
Even when you found out
I was Hitokiri Battosai,
you let me stay at your Dojo.
That made me happy.
But to whoever hates
Shishio or Battosai,
I remain Battosai.
Why must you go?
Why care if he hates
the government?
Eat with us, practise with us,
laugh with us.
When I swore off killing,
Shishio took my place.
This one must stop him.
If you go...
you may kill again.
No-one can throw away
his past.
Thank you, and farewell.
This one is a rurouni again.
That son-of-a-bitch!
Damn him!
I'll help.
He went and left me behind!
- You might slow him up.
- What?
Who'd slow him up?
Don't yell at us!
That's not what I meant.
Kaoru! Why are you stoic?
Hoi! Kaoru!
She is upset. Stupid!
You too, Yahiko!
- Smarten up! - Be quiet.
Stop saying I'm stupid!
Agh! Damn it!
Hey! Wait up!
Damn him!
Himura Battosai.
I heard he's around here.
No Battosai is here. Move.
I'm vexed. Let's play.
Where's Battosai?
Defeat me and I'll tell you.
Tell me before you pass out.
Ah! Well...
Where's Battosai?
Tell me!
I'm a passing doctor.
I don't know.
That's a sword!
What era is he in!
Battosai passed Odawara.
He'll go through the village.
Arrange a welcome.
- Yes? - Sure.
Can I have my katana?
It's only useful to me.
For sure!
If you have it
now swords are illegal,
it'd be valuable.
- Hold it! - Oro-oro..
Give me that!
It's my sword!
Give it to me!
Oro! Oroo..oroo..
Wait, that you should!
Please tell me...
why you want it.
- Oh! - Oro? W-wait...
Oh, how rude.
However, it's a sakabato.
Only its back is sharp.
It can't cut?
My sheath?
What are you?
This one is a rurouni.
Why's a girl stealing?
To pay for a journey.
No reason to rob.
Shove your advice!
Who's there?
Help my brother!
Save our village.
What happened?
I'm a constable.
I broke off village contact.
I infiltrated.
Shishio found me out.
Take care of Eiji...
Here's water.
This way.
Dad! Mom!
Those animals!
You killed Mom and Dad!
I'll kill you!
Who are you?
Wanna die too?
Uwaaa! Bastard.
Are you Shishio's men?
What if we are?
Why'd you kill those two?
Their son was going to blab
about this village.
They paid the penalty.
So, an example?
- Watch the boy. - Eh?
Cut 'em up!
I'll cut them down to bury.
Leave them.
If we cut them down,
we'll anger Shishio.
We'll be helpless before him.
What're you saying?
They're your villagers!
They shouldn't have
opposed Shishio!
Don't do it!
Mom! Mom!
Dad! Mom!
So this is Shishio's world.
Amazing, beating all these men.
So stories are true,
Himura Battosai.
Shishio-sama calls.
Shishio-sama! Please!
Oi, oi...
Amazing Nagasone Kotetsu.
How it cuts.
Your guest is here.
You're Shishio Makoto?
At least add "kun" (Mr).
What a rude senpai (senior).
Why this village?
You want the nation,
not small places.
The hot spring here
is good for my skin.
But without bandages,
I scare people.
To spare them that,
I made the village mine.
So frivolous...
Don't be mad. It's a joke.
A joke.
Is this revenge on Meiji
for your body?
I forgot about revenge.
I'm even grateful.
Injuries taught me-
Trust, get betrayed.
Drop my guard, die.
Kill, before they kill me.
The strong survive,
the weak die.
It's plain reality.
I'll make this nation strong.
That's the justice I'll give
the nation soon...
You don't shed blood for justice.
Draw your sword, Shishio Makoto.
I won't allow more bloodshed
for this thing you call justice.
Sojiro, play with him.
- May I? - Yes.
Okay, I don't mind.
What's that katana?
I'm disappointed.
I'll see you in Kyoto.
Come as hitokiri.
You're running away?
That's not nice.
Stay. Shishio said to play.
What's funny?
Nothing's funny.
It's a Battoujutsu fight.
(fast unsheathing)
They're equally fast.
But the art differs
in that one is happy to kill
and one is not.
See what you did to it!
Get a new sword by the time
we next meet.
Don't kill them!
Kill them, kill!
Stop it!
Kill them now!
Avenge your mother and father!
Stop it! Stop...!
- Do it! Do it...! - Don't...!
- Don't! - Kill them!
Soiling those small hands
pleases no-one.
The dead only wish
the living to be happy.
In time, those hands will grow
and you'll be a man.
Don't use strength to oppress,
like Shishio's mob
nor cower in fear
like these villagers.
Be a man guarding
his family to the last
like your brother.
See what he did to
a Kotetsu Nagasone blade.
I underrated him.
"Naga- nagasone?"
A swordsman doesn't know him?
Most people would give anything
to have a sword he made.
Ah, that's good.
Very good.
Welcome back!
Did you do as I asked?
We have the weapons
you wanted.
- Sojiro. - Yes.
Do something for me.
Anything but pay for that sword.
Summon the Juppongatana
(Ten Swords).
You mean, at last?
When they arrive...
we go to war.
I can't stand this.
Stand what?
Go to Kyoto. Stop pretending.
I'm not pretending.
In my opinion as a doctor,
while everyone thinks
Kenshin is invulnerable,
he's a gifted athlete,
but otherwise
he's no different from us.
Where one wound
may heal easily,
multiple wounds add up.
And Kenshin's battle
hasn't only just begun.
More than guns or swords
can kill him.
You'll regret it if you wait.
I'm going.
Kenshin faces more than
just Shishio.
But you're still hurt!
Quiet! I'll heal on the road.
I'll toughen up.
Take an elixir...
This elixir.
An old family recipe.
Once a day.
And this...
It's salve.
Give Kenshin some too.
you bring it.
It's not my job
to heal his wounds.
I'm off!
Found you!
- I almost lost you!
- Oro?
Hey, got a place to stay?
I know a good, cheap inn.
- No thanks.
- Wait-wait-wait!
I'm Makimachi Misao,
no villain.
Trust me.
- See! - Orooo
- We've arrived! - No, but...
- Hurry! - Oroaa!
I'm back!
A guest!
I'm back!
Come here!
- Don't be shy. - But...
He helped me.
Let him stay, yes, yes?
- We'll charge high. - Oro.
You're welcome...
Himura Battosai.
Aoshi's looking for him...
Himura Battosai.
You had a long journey.
Thank you.
You were in Kyoto 10 years ago,
Himura Battosai.
I thought we'd meet one day.
I didn't expect it like this.
You are...?
I'm an Onmitsu Oniwaban
(Hidden Watcher)
once stationed in Kyoto.
So Miss Misao...
The Shogunate assigned me
to gather information
in the guise of an innkeeper,
as you see me.
When you all deposed
the Shogun,
this became my living.
But some Shogunate men
found the transition hard.
Captain of the Watchers
outside Edo Castle
was Shinomori Aoshi.
Recall the two sides agreed
to give up Edo Castle
without bloodshed in Edo.
Had that not happened,
you might've faced Aoshi.
You were the champions
on each side.
But the Watchers had
no chance to fight.
In order to seal their lips...
Why're you doing this to us?!
When his appeal to Meiji
Government was blocked,
Aoshi tried to save his men
from Shogunate executions.
So victors rewrite history?
And we're flung into the dark?
Get them!
Captain, stay alive-
Strengthen the Watchers...!
Redeem our names!
With no companions to preserve,
nor Shogunate to hate,
Aoshi's anger and despair
turned on the age's greatest
fighter, Himura Battosai.
Aoshi aims to kill you
and by the graves
of his comrades,
proclaim the Watchers
as mightiest.
And Miss Misao?
She doesn't know
the demon he's become.
She pines for him.
I understand.
However, I came to Kyoto
to finish Shishio.
I see.
Battosai returns to Kyoto
after 10 years.
I knew there'd be a reason.
The Oniwaban network
remains in place.
If you need us,
don't hesitate to ask.
I accept that offer now.
- Can you find someone? - Mm.
The father of this sword...
Arai Shakku.
Let's find him right away.
Excuse us.
Another guest.
Make yourself at home.
You're here?
Everyone knows who you are.
Kyoto Police, Takano.
These are Shishio's villages.
The government
abandoned a dozen
under Shishio's control.
Where's the army?
They could fix this!
I'm afraid...
we can't afford to show weakness
before Western powers.
They all fear
ending up like Okubo.
What do we do?
We're playing into
Shishio's hands.
That's why we're here now.
Excuse me!
That was quick.
I only live over in Osaka.
Take it easy here
till the others arrive.
- Yumi... - Sure.
So? Where's Battosai?
Kyoto, we think.
Probably to replace
his broken sakabato.
Battosai would use
a master swordsmith-
Arai Shakku.
You can rely on Cho
to know sword facts.
Battosai's a bit of a fool,
trying to get a dead man
to make him a katana.
[ Shakku Arai, died 1870 ]
Hoi, Himura!
You're leaving?
Without killing,
I'll try to protect
those who seek to
bring a new age.
Well, if you find a way,
I hope you tell me.
A farewell gift.
Try being a swordsman
with that.
Then you'll know you
were talking nonsense.
This is...a sakaboto.
If your head's still full
of pretty nonsense when it breaks,
come to find me in Kyoto.
Honey! Someone's here.
Oh. Coming.
Can I help you?
Arai Seiku?
I owe your father
a debt of gratitude.
On learning he is dead,
I've come with a request.
Can you please make me
a katana?
My father often said
his blades would create
a new age.
But actually, those katanas
took many lives.
You can say
it was the times
but it's Meiji age.
Killing to change the world
is no longer required,
along with katanas.
Now I make kitchen knives
or utensils.
I'm sorry. I'll never
forge a sword again.
Very well.
Sorry to bother you.
Wow! So this is Kyoto!
Hey! Don't leer!
That hurt!
- Wait till you grow up.
- I'm just looking...
We're looking for Kenshin.
I know.
Windmills for sale!
Windmills! Come and get one!
Windmills! Windmills for sale!
What are you doing?
What's wrong?
I'm playing with him.
What's the problem?
He's got Iori!
Who'd you be?
You wish something of me?
You're Arai Shakku's son, Seiku?
Rumour says
you have your dad's
final katana.
No-one ever used it, right?
Can I see it?
What's wrong?
The police!
Get the police!
Our baby!
Our baby!
Calm down, will you!
Come on! Don't cry!
I'll shut you up soon.
Who are you?
Give back the child.
Uhoh. Cross scars, left cheek...
You're the famous hitokiri,
Himura Battosai?
Your katana broke.
You want Shakku's last sword too?
What do you mean?
You're fine if I step in?
Then get lost.
Return the child.
If I get his last sword
but can't try it out,
where's the fun? Uryaa!
Uaaa! Wait up. Uryaa!
There's a fight!
Call the police!
Just leave them.
What is it?
Ex-samurais are fighting
in that shrine.
You better keep away!
Come on!
Are you mocking me!
You are good.
But it will cost you!
Stay away!
Are we done?
You risk your life
for one kid?
What's that look?
Pissing me off!
This one killed many
to bring a new age.
Yeah, yeah.
Cling to past glories.
What a loser!
It's 10 years since a bloody struggle
brought a new age.
Now in a happy home
that knows no war,
we see a time of peace
to raise children.
Think as you like, but
that child is a new age blessing.
If it costs my life,
I'll take him back.
A real hero of justice?
My father's last killing blades!
Wait, Iori! Just a bit more!
Uwa. Uwaa. Uryaa!
I'll take the chance!
He'll use that sword well!
Uwaa. Uryaa...!
Father! Watch over us!
Damn you!
Gyaaa! Uryaa!
That hurt!
Who's that?
Where's his sakabato?
Himura-san! Take this!
It's Father's last sword!
Use it!
So there was one!
That katana is mine!
We'll have a real fight.
See who wins.
Well? Aren't you Hitokiri Battosai?
My sword's out. Where's yours?
Fine! If you forgot
how good killing feels,
I'll remind you.
I'll do one now!
Hang on.
I'll cut you up.
No! No killing!
You know...
you're really good.
It didn't cut...
No cut. Kaoru! He didn't cut!
That's a reverse blade.
I'm glad!
He's fine! Iori's fine.
On your feet!
Get him up!
Bring him!
Oi! Kenshin! Are you okay?
Is that a new sakabato?
Hoi, Kenshin.
Seiku-dono, what's this?
Sakabato Shinuchi.
'True Strike?'
The sword he made for the gods
in remorse and a little hope.
To dedicate a sword,
you forge two.
True Strike is for the gods.
The other, Shadow Strike,
is given away.
- So... - Yes.
He gave you Kageuchi
(Shadow Strike).
Please keep that katana.
Father would want that.
'Forsaking myself,
I forged blades over years'
'not for my child,
but for peace for his child'
Kenshin, I'm coming in.
Did you rest?
Yeah. Right, Kaoru?
Are you angry...
I followed you to Kyoto?
The other half...
Shishio's men are everywhere.
Be very careful.
See? I told you.
When a woman follows a man,
he acts like she's a pest
but he's happy about it.
Quiet! You don't know
what you're talking about.
I'm like you, still
full of pretty nonsense.
Thanks for coming!
Greetings to Ten Swords!
- Hoji! - Yes.
Take charge.
Tomorrow, one minute
before midnight,
we turn Kyoto into an inferno!
Hear that, comrades?
The time has come!
Those lazy fools will feel
our full power!
You're one of Shishio's Ten Swords,
Cho the Sword Hunter, right?
What's the big deal?
What's Shishio planning?
Tell us and we'll
go easier on you.
Stop being loyal to Shishio.
What are you saying?
I'm not loyal to Shishio.
He was a way to my goal.
The guy you beat up talked.
Shishio's burning Kyoto.
That's been planned before.
In the Bakumatsu,
when we raided the Ikedaya,
we were in time to stop them.
Shishio wants to try again?
Probably to prove
we can't stop them now.
But why'd Cho tell you that?
They're hoodlums.
One will always talk.
It's set for tomorrow,
one minute to midnight.
Shishio's plot is for
the night of the waning moon.
Wind direction is crucial.
Kyoto a sea of fire?
If we allow it, many will die.
We have deep roots in Kyoto.
He won't succeed.
Misao, send pigeons.
- Tell all Kyoto. - Yes.
Black Leader, White Leader,
Masugami, Omime.
- Prepare for action. - Yes.
We'll show them what
Oniwabanshu can do!
- Head north! - Sir!
Faster, faster!
Hurry home!
Martial Law is declared
in Kyoto!
We'll fight too.
I set my mind before I came.
I'll see this to the end.
Me, too. See what I learned.
Himura, let's go.
Don't try too much.
Stay with them.
It's a fight to the death.
A fencing teacher can't help.
Come fight with us.
Let's go.
They're here.
Take your positions.
- Sojiro. - Yes?
Remember my souvenir.
- Set them off. - Yes.
Everyone, on guard.
Riflemen, forward!
On your honour as police,
stop them!
Burn the place!
Police! Kill!
Men, charge!
You improved.
I'm Yahiko Myojin,
Tokyo samurai!
Bring fire!
We know your plan!
What's this in the middle
of the night!
Street-fightin' Sanosuke's
in town!
He's back.
- Go ahead. - Yes.
Where's Battosai?
I heard you're sheltering him.
Know how hard Misao
looked for you?
She thinks you're
the same Aoshi.
That's of no concern.
He's Aoiya's valued guest.
Hiding in plain sight?
Open your eyes, Aoshi.
What you need isn't battle.
Calm your heart.
My revolution isn't over!
If you've abandoned
a Watcher's honour
to tread a path of blood
and carnage...
I will crush you!
No! No!
Don't kill!
Don't kill.
Are you okay?
Fire! Put it out!
We'll handle here.
Hold still.
Wait for me!
Where are you?
Wait for me!
Give me a damn fight!
It's Elder and Aoshi!
- Aoshi is back? - Yeah.
Where is Battosai?
That again?
Stay back!
That's how low...
you've sunk?
I'm not the Aoshi you knew.
All you minions, get outta here!
To help you, stupid!
Thank you.
Okay then.
Victory is ours!
Who are they?
Get them all!
Himura! You again?
Something's wrong here.
Where are Shishio
and his Ten Swords?
Why are you two glum?
It was all too easy.
If he meant to burn Kyoto,
he'd be here to see it.
Miss Kamiya Kaoru?
Who are you?
So Shishio's up to
something else?
Battle of Toba-Fushimi.
Yoshinobu Tokugawa...
Shogun Yoshinobu dumped his allies
and fled by ship to Edo.
That caused Shishio to be burned.
The new era came.
Shishio may mimic history
to terrify the government.
By spitting in their eye?
Burning Kyoto is a prelude.
If he wants to retrace history...
Just maybe...
I'll bombard Tokyo...
and destroy the nation!
His real aim is Tokyo!
Where are you?
Where are you?
Where are you, Battosai?
Who are you?
Well done, senpai!
You saw Kyoto Inferno
was a feint.
Where's Kaoru-dono?
What, you came for a woman?
Leave her out of this!
You're on, Miss Kaoru!
Come on, Yumi!
Untie the poor girl.
Do not fear! This one...
Quit talking so damn politely!
I want you to be hitokiri.
You want me. Let her go.
This is the perfect chance
to decide who is the best.
I'll burn her!
Burns hurt you to death.
- Stop it. - That, Senpai!
I want to see that rage!
Want to kill me, huh?
- Try it. - Shut up.
No! Don't be provoked!
Curse yourself, curse the gods.
Curse Buddha, hate the times.
- Shut up!
- Now you look good.
You must stay alive!
Watch, Battosai!
Is that all?
The legendary Battosai's
true strength?
Come on.
The legend plays love-suicide?
When we met, the pain stood still
it was us, then suddenly
it's 'where'd you go'?
the system blew, I knew
this side of me, I want a little more
but inside it seems I'm just a little boy,
nothing else!
Don't go, it's a mighty long fall
when you thought love was the top
oh no, it's a wake up call
when your life's ready to shine
it seems like gravity
keeps pulling us back down
Don't go, it's a mighty long fall
when you know time is up
(uso hitotsu ai wo futatsu)
lying to one, loving two
(soreda nantoka yari sugoshite kita deshou?)
still, you somehow managed to keep it, right?
(demo soreja mou boku wa damasenai deshou)
but you can't trick me anymore, right?
(jaa dou suru? dou shiyo!)
what will we do?
Don't go, it's a mighty long fall
when you thought love was the top
oh no, it's a wake up call
when your life went into shock
(egaki tagarina mirai ni asu wa nai)
the future I wanted to picture has no tomorrow
(isso douse itamu nara itame tsuzukeyo)
if it's gonna hurt anyway, then keep hurting me
Keep it up!
Get up, get up, get up, get up
Time to make amends for what you did
Get up, get up, get up, get up
Running with the demons in your head
Let's shout it out completely,
you never really want to know
Let's shout it out, we're screaming, oh oh
Don't go, it's a mighty long fall
when you thought love was the top
oh no, it's a wake up call
when your life's ready to shine
it seems like gravity
keeps pulling us back down
Don't go, it's a mighty long fall
when you know time is up
Don't go!