Mackenyu was So Dedicated to His Role in $36 Million Movie that He Slammed a Lamp into the Cameras

Enishi's actor from Rurouni Kenshin live action, Mackenyu got engrossed in his character that he slammed a lamp on the camera.

Mackenyu was So Dedicated to His Role in $36 Million Movie that He Slammed a Lamp into the Cameras


  • Mackenyu has been a fan of the Rurouni Kenshin series and was thrilled to play the role of Enishi.
  • He was so dedicated towards his role that the actor ended up round-housing a lamp on the camera.
  • Rorouni Kenshin The Final Chapter adds some extra lore to the original trilogy.

Mackenyu has been an avid fan of the Rurouni Kenshin installment. That’s why could not hide his surprise when offered to play Enishi. The character is portrayed as the series’ most feared villain. The actor worked out to tone his body and match the physique. He even focused on his mentality. His delight was clearly seen in the set when he accidentally slammed a lamp towards the camera while shooting one of Enishi’s action scenes.

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Mackenyu was so invested in acting that he kicked a lamp into the camera!

A combat still from Rurouni Kenshin The Final
A combat still from Rurouni Kenshin The Final

Here is a clip from behind the scenes of the shooting where Mackenyu kicks a lamp into the camera by mistake. He genuinely looks confused and embarrassed, but as an actor, his dedication is truly appreciable.

Mackenyu would sometimes suggest his own ideas for Enishi’s movements while performing the action scenes with Tanigaki and his team. The sequences involving Kaoru are just as crucial as the scenes with Kenshin. He wanted audiences to see another side of Enishi. When they exchanged conversations, and his actions around her might show the character’s depths as he revives his trauma of losing Tomoe. Mackenyu wanted Enishi to appear more menacing in comparison to other Rurouni Kenshin villains and the previous antagonist, Shishio Makoto.

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What happens in Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter Part I – The Final?

Poster of Rurouni Kenshin The Final Chapter Live Action
Poster of Rurouni Kenshin The Final Chapter Live Action

The official synopsis of the movie describes it as,

“Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh) is a legendary swordsman. After the Meiji Restoration, he has stopped killing with the sword. He tries to live a peaceful life with Kaoru Kamiya who runs a swordsmanship school in the village. Things change. Akabeko Restaurant, which is Kenshin Himura’s favorite place to eat, is destroyed. Kenshin Himura finds a note written “Junchu” there.”

A still from Rurouni Kenshin Live Action
A still from Rurouni Kenshin Live Action

Ohtomo makes a comeback with this extra lore several years after concluding his Kenshin trilogy. These two films provide some more insight into the Kenshin universe. One is a sequel and another is a prequel that is tied together. For fans who have already watched the trilogy, they have a concrete idea of what to expect from this.


Trouble can’t leave Kenshin’s trail as he can’t even enjoy a period of peace with his friends. An old enemy has worked himself up in the Chinese mafia and is finally strong enough to avenge the death of his sister. He challenges Kenshin for a battle.

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