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Rurouni Kenshin: Requiem for the Ishin Patriots (1997)
"Rurôni Kenshin: Ishin shishi e no Requiem" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Action, Drama  |  20 December 1997 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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)
Shaneye Ferrell ...
Toki (voice)
Derek Wade ...
Yahiko (voice)
Ken Webster ...
Saitou (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Hajime Saitô (voice)
Clay Towery ...
Kajiki (voice)
Bill Wise ...
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 »

Quotes

Kaji: I will not be killed by a corrupt man who stands for false justice!
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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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Follows Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996) See more »

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Niji
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30 March 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film I had no idea that it was a series, in fact I had never even heard of the film, I just caught it at a friends house. I was utterly shocked at the shear quality of it, the action is superb, and while the actual story isn't great (nor is it bad by any means) the messages and thoughts it provokes are very impressive (i wont go into them here). As I said I had never heard of this before, I knew nothing about the film, but unlike many anime the story doesn't get confusing and you get a good feel for the history of the characters. The only bad thing that I can say about the film is the quality of the animation isn't as good as I've seen, but this doesn't really detract from the enjoyment, especially when you get dragged into the story. Top stuff.(8/10).


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