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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)
Gray G. Haddock ...
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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Samurai X: The Motion Picture  »

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Trivia

the original english voice actors did not reprise their roles in this movie. 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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Crazy Credits

The DVD from ADV Films replaced the original Japanese title card to read: 'Samurai X: The Motion Picture'. See more »

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Niji
Performed by L'Arc-en-Ciel
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Excellent
22 January 2004 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I have never seen a single episode of the 'Rurouni Kenshin'-series, but I was fully able to enjoy this movie. I wasn't really sure what I could expect. I can say it was a very pleasant surprise. May be the story is not very good but there is so much more that is great that it didn't bother me. The story isn't bad either, it is pretty standard. It is about revenge, of course with some hidden secrets, and great samurais like Kenshin himself.

The animation is perfect for a movie like this. The fighting sequences look great and powerful, almost like you're in the middle of the fight yourself. The opening sequence amazed me in every positive way possible. Only the way this movie looks makes it interesting and entertaining to watch. Like I said, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this movie, but I did. Even more than that.


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