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Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal (1999)
"Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen" (original title)

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In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mayo Suzukaze ...
Kenshin Himura (voice)
Junko Iwao ...
Tomoe Yukishiro (voice)
Nozomu Sasaki ...
Masami Suzuki ...
Shinta (voice)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
Seijûrô Hiko (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Kogorô Katsura (voice)
Wataru Takagi ...
Ryûsei Nakao ...
Îzuka (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Hajime Saitô (voice)
Yôko Ogai ...
Sôshi Okita (voice)
Minoru Uchida ...
Tatsumi (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...
Akira Kiyosato (voice)
Satoshi Tsuruoka ...
Jubei Shigekûra (voice)
Mitsuaki Hoshino ...
Katagai (voice)
Hiromi Setsu ...
Ikumatsu (voice)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Among the events in this OVA is included a fictionalized version of what became known as the Ikeda-ya affair, when in June 1864 the Shinsengumi in Kyoto raided an inn, the Ikeda-ya, being used as a hideout by pro-Imperial fighters. The alleged plot was to destroy Kyoto through fire, hopefully destabilizing the Shogunate's grip on the people. In the end, the Shinsengumi broke up the ring, killing 8, wounding another 4, and arresting 20. This made them national heroes in the eyes of the Tokugawa bakufu. See more »

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Landlady: [referring to Tomoe] She may have had some trouble in the past but I'm not letting that bother me. If I kicked out everyone who's had a bad history, I wouldn't have any servants or clients.
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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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The most beautiful anime I've ever seen
5 March 2005 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

If you look for an anime who has a romantic, horror, action, drama with a great philosophy and can make you learn about life even more, you should see Rurouni Kenshin Tsuiokuhen.

This anime is just too adorable to be missed (but be sure you're over 13, don't fear of blood, and don't have a heart disease). It's so realistic, tragic, but also fantastic. The coolest thing of this anime is the two characters, Himura Kenshin (Hitokiri Battousai) & Yukishiro Tomoe. They are such cool cynical character who really show the characters of Japanese in 19th century time. They are the coolest couple of all time anime history!

I can compare this anime with some great historical drama movies I've seen such as Life is Beautiful, Gone With The Wind, and The Last Emperor. Only one that you can't find in this movie: Laughter. Well, this is not a drama comedy like the TV series after all.

And by the way, the soundtrack is so wonderful too. Really magnificent!


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