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Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai 

Rurôni Kenshin -Meiji kenkaku romantan (original title)
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The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.
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Series cast summary:
Mayo Suzukaze ...  Himura Kenshin / ... 95 episodes, 1996-1998
Richard Cansino ...  Himura Kenshin / ... 95 episodes, 1996-1998
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...  Kaoru 95 episodes, 1996-1998
Rebecca Forstadt ...  Kori Kamiya (Sony Samurai X dub) 95 episodes, 1996-1998
Mîna Tominaga ...  Yahiko Myôjin 94 episodes, 1996-1998
Brianne Brozey ...  Yoshi (Sony Samurai X dub) / ... 93 episodes, 1996-1998
Derek Stephen Prince ...  Sanosuke Sagara (Sony Samurai X dub) 92 episodes, 1996-1998
Dean Wein ...  Shikijo (2000) 92 episodes, 1996-1998
Dina Sherman Dina Sherman ...  Ayame 26 episodes, 1996
Dan Lorge ...  Chief Officer / ... 25 episodes, 1996
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Storyline

A man slayer, Kenshin Himura, who played a major role in defeating Tokugawa Shogunate of feudal Japan carries his reverse blade sword (with a promise not to slay anymore). He embarks on a quest to repent for his sins by helping the innocent. He lodges in Kamia Kashin dojo where he becomes an acquaintance of Kaorou, the assistant instructor of the dojo. After being saved by Kenshin from mafia, a stubborn young boy, Yahiko Myojin joins the dojo as a student. Sanousuke, a victim of war becomes an acquaintance of Kenshin after losing to him in a duel. Together with his new friends, Kenshin carries out his ideal of helping the innocent. A series of events unfold that questions his ideal of living for the innocent and not slaying men. Kenshin faces every opponent with his reverse blade to uphold justice. Written by kumar29nov1992@gmail.com

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1999 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(95 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first two seasons follows the manga its based on fairly closely until the third season, at which point it goes in a completely different direction. See more »

Quotes

Makoto Shishio: [Trying to prove to his assistant that hell exists] Shishio : Himura has experienced fighting with Aoshi and it's hell for him. Okina's parents were killed in front of his eyes and it was hell. I was burned, every inch of my body in pain shouting for death, and it's hell. Now, do you think that hell is not here on earth? If hell is not here, then why the hell should I keep you alive?
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Crazy Credits

The USA Region 1 Media Blasters DVDs have overlays over the Japanese credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is a alternate English dub version called "Samurai X" which aired in various Asian countries. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Anime Fiction 2 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Freckles
(Opening theme)
Original lyrics by Yuki Isoya
Original composition by Kaito Onta
Performed by Sandy Fox
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Master of anime and of the sword
17 August 2003 | by SoulfulFXSee all my reviews

This is one of the greatest anime series I have ever seen. I have been introduced anime on relatively recently...1997 at earliest. In that time, I've gotten my hands on a number of really good and really bad shows. Kenshin is definitely among the best.

The dynamic emotions of Kenshin himself as well as the mix of humor and philosophy of life vs. death in the show make it exceptionally entertaining and captivating.

The mutual devotion between Kenshin and his friends, Kaoru, Sanoske, Yahiko, etc... is amazing to watch as it develops and is put to the test.

The sadistic enemies, and the foolish ones, all provide foils that drive the plot and cause the viewer to be moved as Kenshin struggles to throw off his murderous past in favor of a life defending his honor, his friends, and the innocent.

If you are a long time anime-buff, or a new fan of the genre...this series is a must-see.


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