Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996– )
"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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Series cast summary:
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 Himura Kenshin / ... (96 episodes, 1996-1998)
Mayo Suzukaze ...
 Himura Kenshin / ... (96 episodes, 1996-1998)
Dina Sherman ...
 Ayame (28 episodes, 1996)
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 Yahiko (1996-1998) (26 episodes, 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)
Kaori Yuasa ...
 Ayame (1 episode, 1996)
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 Sanosuke Sagara (unknown episodes)
Mîna Tominaga ...
 Yahiko Myôjin (unknown episodes)
Mika Doi ...
 Megumi Takani (unknown episodes)
Steve Bloch ...
 Ayame (unknown episodes)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Hajime Saitô (Gôrô Fujita) (unknown episodes)
Yoshito Yasuhara ...
 Aoshi Shinomori (unknown episodes)
Tomo Sakurai ...
 Misao Makimachi (unknown episodes)
Mayumi Akado ...
 Tasuke (unknown episodes)
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 Yohei, Policeman, Soldier, Yanosuke (unknown episodes)
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 Additional Voices / ... (unknown episodes)
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 Gohei / ... (unknown episodes)
David Neil Black ...
 Additional Voices (unknown episodes)
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 Makoto Shishio / ... (unknown episodes)
Chafûrin ...
 Kurojô (unknown episodes)
Francis Cherry ...
 Additional Voices (unknown episodes)
Peter Doyle ...
 Additional Voices (unknown episodes)
Dean Elliott ...
 Shikijo (96 episodes, 1996-1998)
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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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Also Known As:

Ruroken  »

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Trivia

Another real-life personality in the show is Toshimichi Okubo. Okubo was one of the men who overthrew the Tokugawa Shogunate, and was one of the founding members of the new Meiji government. See more »

Quotes

Jinei Udo: Within every fiber of your being you are truly a manslayer.
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Connections

Followed by Samurai X: Reflection (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Sanbun-no-Ichi no Junjou na Kanjou
Performed by Siam Shade
Composition and Lyrics by Siam Shade
Arranged by Siam Shade and Akashi Masao
Ending Theme: Episodes 67-82
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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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