Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (II) (1996–1999)
"Rurouni Kenshin" (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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 Kenshin Himura (1 episode, 1996)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
 Kaoru Kamiya / ... (1 episode, 1996)
Yûji Ueda ...
 Sanosuke Sagara / ... (1 episode, 1996)
Wendee Lee ...
 Yahiko Myojin / ... (1 episode, 1996)
Mari Devon ...
 Megumi Takani (1 episode, 1996)
Michelle Ruff ...
 Tae / ... (1 episode, 1996)
Steve Kramer ...
 Dr. Gensai / ... (1 episode, 1996)
Mona Marshall ...
 Soshi Okita / ... (1 episode, 1996)
Miki Fujitani ...
 Kaoru Kamiya (1 episode, 1996)
Tetsuo Komura ...
 Gohei Hiruma (1 episode, 1996)
Noriko Namiki ...
 Suzume (1 episode, 1996)
Ikuya Sawaki ...
 Koshijirô Kamiya (1 episode, 1996)
Yoku Shioya ...
 Gensai Oguni (1 episode, 1996)
Mayo Suzukaze ...
Kaori Yuasa ...
 Ayame (1 episode, 1996)
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During the Bakumatsu (the final days of the Tokugawa government) in Japan, there was a merciless swordsman known as Hitokiri Battousai (Himura Kenshin), who fought alongside revolutionaries against the government. After the revolution, he suddenly disappeared and throughout the years became a legend. About ten years later, he is a wandering swordsman, who dedicates his life to helping and protecting people as a way to pay for all the lives he took during the revolution. This is the story of Kenshin, wandering swordsman, master of Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu style of sword fighting. His many adventures begin with his arrival at Tokyo and meeting Kamiya Kaoru, sword instructor and owner of a dojo... Written by Agent Neuman

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Trivia

"Ruouni", translated as "wanderer", is not in fact a real Japanese word. It is a neologism by the original creator of the comic this series was derived from. See more »

Quotes

Hajime Saitoh: The only thing I care about is 'ak sok zan' - slay evil immediately.
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Followed by Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Gonna Rain
Performed by Bonnie Pink (as Bonnie Pink)
Composition and Lyrics by Bonnie Pink (as Bonnie Pink)
Arranged by Tore Johansson
Ending Theme: Episodes 50-66
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One of the many great anime masterpieces
19 August 2004 | by (Middlesex, UK) – See all my reviews

Rurouni Kenshin, is one of the best animes I've ever seen. I first discovered RK when I downloaded the first chapter of the manga. Then I became addicted to it as the story of a wandering swordsman trying to atone for his sins really got me excited and started downloading more manga issues. The first time I saw the anime version was after I downloaded the first episode. Now Rurouni Kenshin comes on my satellite dish on LBC SAT from Lebenon. I give this anime 10/10 it is an anime masterpiece that shouldn't be missed. A must see not just for anime fans but for fans of the samurai or chambara genre(Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurais and Zatoichi) as well.


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