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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen 

In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity.
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Series cast summary:
Mayo Suzukaze ...
 Kenshin Himura (4 episodes, 1999)
Junko Iwao ...
 Tomoe Yukishiro (4 episodes, 1999)
Nozomu Sasaki ...
 Enishi Yukishiro (4 episodes, 1999)
Masami Suzuki ...
 Shinta (4 episodes, 1999)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
 Seijûrô Hiko (4 episodes, 1999)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Kogorô Katsura (4 episodes, 1999)
Wataru Takagi ...
 Shinsaku Takasugi (4 episodes, 1999)
Ryûsei Nakao ...
 Îzuka (4 episodes, 1999)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Hajime Saitô (4 episodes, 1999)
Akari Hibino ...
 Sôshi Okita (4 episodes, 1999)
Minoru Uchida ...
 Tatsumi (4 episodes, 1999)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...
 Akira Kiyosato (4 episodes, 1999)
Satoshi Tsuruoka ...
 Jubei Shigekûra (4 episodes, 1999)
Mitsuaki Hoshino ...
 Katagai (4 episodes, 1999)
Hiromi Setsu ...
 Ikumatsu (4 episodes, 1999)
Rikiya Koyama ...
 Toshizô Hijikata (4 episodes, 1999)
Hiroshi Takahashi ...
 Isami Kondô (4 episodes, 1999)
Hiroshi Shimozaki ...
 Sudo (4 episodes, 1999)
Norihisa Mori ...
 Ishiji (4 episodes, 1999)
Azusa Nakao ...
 Kasumi (4 episodes, 1999)
Noriko Namiki ...
 Akane (4 episodes, 1999)
Kaori Yuasa ...
 Sakura (4 episodes, 1999)
Shizuka Okohira ...
 Landlady (4 episodes, 1999)
Takahiro Hirano ...
 Soldier (4 episodes, 1999)
Teppei Takasugi ...
 Soldier (4 episodes, 1999)
Tomokazu Yokoyama ...
 Soldier (4 episodes, 1999)
Makoto Ueki ...
 Patriot (4 episodes, 1999)
Kôichi Tateishi ...
 Brigand (4 episodes, 1999)
Hidenori Konda ...
 Brigand (4 episodes, 1999)
Nobuyuki Saitô ...
 Brigand (4 episodes, 1999)
Mariko Nagahama ...
 Shirakawa Woman (4 episodes, 1999)
Sachiko Ikeda ...
 Nobii (4 episodes, 1999)
Miki Nôsô ...
 Woman (4 episodes, 1999)
Naomi Matamura ...
 Woman (4 episodes, 1999)
Reiji Kamiya ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Naoko Seto ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Mitsuyo Tanaka ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Mika Ishibashi ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Sachie Maruyama ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Akira Kiyosato (4 episodes, 1999)
Jose Brown ...
 Kondo (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Shigekura (4 episodes, 1999)
Katherine Catmull ...
 Katsu / ... (4 episodes, 1999)
Ken Cook ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Tomoe Yukishiro (4 episodes, 1999)
Martinique Duchene ...
 Flower Vendor / ... (4 episodes, 1999)
Mallard Fillmore ...
 Soudou (4 episodes, 1999)
Lainie Frasier ...
 Landlady (4 episodes, 1999)
Corey Gagne ...
 Katsura (4 episodes, 1999)
Brian Gaston ...
 Enishi (4 episodes, 1999)
Samantha Inoue Harte ...
 Additional Characters (4 episodes, 1999)
Christa Kimlicko-Jones ...
 Kasumi (4 episodes, 1999)
Ellie McBride ...
 Etoro (4 episodes, 1999)
Tish Morone ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Noah Passavoy ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Jason Phelps ...
 Takasugi (4 episodes, 1999)
John Paul Shepard ...
 Tatsumi (4 episodes, 1999)
Boon Sheridan ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Jason P. Stingley ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Douglas Taylor ...
 Katagai (4 episodes, 1999)
Lara Toner ...
 Ikumatsu (4 episodes, 1999)
Kari Waggoner ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
J. Shanon Weaver ...
 Kenshin Himura / ... (4 episodes, 1999)
Ken Webster ...
 Saitou (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Urara (4 episodes, 1999)
Joe York ...
 Hiko (4 episodes, 1999)
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In Meiji era Japan, Kenshin Himura has been trained in the deadliest of sword arts. When the House he was hired by is defeated and forced into hiding, Kenshin must pretend to be the husband of Tomoe. The only catch is, Kenshin killed her fiance, and she is now secretly spying on him. While in hiding, Kenshin and Tomoe grow to love each other, and Kenshin comes to terms with who he is. This is the backstory to the Rurouni Kenshin manga and to a lesser extent, the television series based off of the manga. Written by Annonymous

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Ruthless Hands, Gentle Heart. (Trust and Betrayal DVD Box) See more »


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22 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal  »

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(4 episodes) | (director's cut)

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Trivia

The story of Rurouni Kenshin is a highly fictionalized tale very loosely based on real historical figures. The region 1 DVDs published by ADV include some brief notes that connect the anime characters to their historical counterparts. See more »

Quotes

Tomoe: Forgive me, my love... forgive me...
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Crazy Credits

The original DVDs from ADV Films replaced the original Japanese title card to read: 'Samurai X: Trust' and 'Samurai X: Betrayal'. This is restored for the Director's Cut DVD. See more »

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References Schindler's List (1993) See more »

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Quiet Life
by Taku Iwasaki
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One of the best animes I've ever seen.
8 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I used to tune in Kenshin the TV series on Cartoon Network. I hated it. I hated everything about it because it was so cheesy. I just didn't like it, but I was curious about the storyline. I checked a few anime trailers and I discovered Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal. At first I thought: 'Wow, is that Kenshin? He looks different. Wait, this looks a whole lot more serious than the TV series. I must watch this!' So I borrowed it from my friend and noticed how very well done it was. VERY well done. It gave nobody mercy regardless if they're bad or good. This isn't the type where everybody dies either, but the storyline is also twisted but it fits in at the end. It gets you thinking one thing, but the real story is about something else. I love it. I love it because it's a story about love. That's all it is! A really well done love story. In all, i think I've watched it more than six times and I still cry watching it. Don't get me wrong guys, this isn't a chick flick. It's action/romance/etc etc.. it can fall into a lot of genres. But in all, it's a great anime about love and life.

Even though I gave it a straight out 10, but I have to complain about one thing: characters... Most characters you didn't get a chance to know which you wish you did. But maybe they went into that during the last of it that continues after this. Who knows, anyway, good anime. Definitely recommended to people who aren't very fond of anime.


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