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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 ...
Shinsaku Takasugi (voice)
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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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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Although the of Kenshin's life depicted in this OVA series was also detailed in the original manga, the TV series "Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan" (1996) never mentions Tomoe by name, but Hiko does mention ask Kenshin about his lost love at Tomoe's gravesite in Kyoto. The only characters aside from Kenshin that also appear in the TV series are Saito, Hiko, and assumedly Shishio (the unnamed assassin). See more »

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Kenshin: It's better that I do not know why they should die. Doing so would disrupt my concentration.
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soundtrack rules as well...
3 December 2002 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

I used a method once to determine whether a movie/video worth watching or not; the soundtrack! If it's able to evoke certain mind picture, then I'd check the video. This is one where such would work wonder. Compared to the TV episodes, the OVA use full classical theme instead of pop or electronic (there's a reason why every great/grand movie soundtrack is done in classical). If the soundtrack catched you, be sure to check the entire OVA. Whenever you listen to the soundtrack afterwards, the images will stick with you and the soundtrack will keep its echo


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