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Rurôni Kenshin: Ishin shishi e no Requiem (1997)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Drama | 27 March 2001 (USA)
The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Takimi Shigure watched his friends and family get cut down in the name of ... See full summary »

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Mayo Suzukaze ...
Kenshin Himura (voice)
J. Shanon Weaver ...
Kenshin Himura (voice)
Miki Fujitani ...
Kaoru Kamiya (voice)
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Shigure (voice) (as Judson L. Jones)
Kara Bliss ...
Kaoru (voice)
Yûji Ueda ...
Sanosuke Sagara (voice)
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Sanosuke (voice) (as Gary G. Haddock)
Mîna Tominaga ...
Yahiko Myôjin (voice)
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Toki (voice)
Derek Wade ...
Yahiko (voice)
Ken Webster ...
Saitou (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Hajime Saitô (voice)
Clay Towery ...
Kajiki (voice)
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Tomono (voice)
Bill Harwell ...
Yamagata (voice)
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The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Takimi Shigure watched his friends and family get cut down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desperate rebels have sworn to settle one final score. Only one man stands in their way: Kenshin Himura. But when Shigure discovers Kenshin's true identity as the Hitokiri Battosai, his fight becomes a personal vendetta.

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Trivia

The Japanese VHS by SPE Visual Works retail price was 14,800 Yen. See more »

Goofs

The scenes that show Kenshin as the Hitokiri Batosai in the beginning of the film and throughout the flashbacks is incorrect. Kenshin is shown with the full X shaped scar on his right cheek, even though Kenshin swore that he would stop killing after Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen. See more »

Quotes

Yahiko: Ohhh.
Kaoru: It's incredible isn't it?
Sanosuke: Why do people take time to travel all the way to Yokohama just to stare at bring buildings like this one? And they probably like the steam train too.
Yahiko: Fish face pretends like he didn't like the train ride.
Kaoru: I'm starting to regret I bought your train tickets Sanosuke!
Yahiko: Heheheh!
Sanosuke: Well, I like Japanese architecture better. You have to admit these buildings are all alike, Kenshin.
Kenshin Himura: Well, I guess so. Japan could use some changes. We've caught up with the times.
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The DVD from ADV Films replaced the original Japanese title card to read: 'Samurai X: The Motion Picture'. See more »

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

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Towa no Mirai
Performed by Animetal
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Maybe good if your a fan of the series.
1 October 2003 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews



Maybe good if your a fan of the series. But for my part, Reminisence is the Real Kenshin film. It has much better animation and sound, but this film is older so you have to take that into consideration. Even apart from that I think Reminisence was deeper and touched me In a way this film never could. The fight scenes are stylised and boreing, the characters dont seem convinceing, the story is ok but could have been better executed. All in all, not a bad film, but it didnt stand out. Average 6(10)


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