Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996– )
"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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Mayo Suzukaze ...
 Himura Kenshin / ... (95 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Himura Kenshin / ... (94 episodes, 1996-1998)
Dean Wein ...
 Shikijo (2000) (92 episodes, 1996-1998)
Dina Sherman ...
 Ayame (26 episodes, 1996)
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 Chief Officer / ... (25 episodes, 1996)
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 Yahiko (1996-1998) (24 episodes, 1996)
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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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The story of the Samurai!


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Ruroken  »

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The television series is based on the manga of the same name but the plot eventually takes off in its own direction. See more »

Quotes

Aoshi Shinomori: [shocked] What in the world are you doing, Battousai?
Kenshin Himura: The laundry. Isn't it obvious?
Aoshi Shinomori: Do you... do this sort of thing often?
Kenshin Himura: It's part of my daily routine, on days when it's not raining.
Aoshi Shinomori: Your routine?
Kenshin Himura: Yeah, I'm just a wanderer now, so I do what I can to help out. I actually find it rather enjoyable.
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Followed by Samurai X: Reflection (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Freckles
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Original lyrics by Yuki Isoya
Original composition by Kaito Onta
Performed by Sandy Fox
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User Reviews

One of the essential Anime titles for the anime fan.
28 January 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Ruroni Kenshin (Known in Samurai X in the US) is one of the greatest animes of all time. Ruroni Kenshin has everything an anime fan could want: a compelling story, interesting characters, and equal amounts of bloodshed and character development. I have seen a few episodes of the subtitled version and the first two OAV's "Trust" and "Betrayal.

I recommend both of them, but the subtitled version is much better.

If you haven't seen it before, then buy it (don't rent) and add it to your anime collection. It is an essential anime title for the anime fan I also recommend Ghost in the shell, Ninja scroll, the Dragonball Z and Gundam series


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