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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)
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 Tomoe Yukishiro (4 episodes, 1999)
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 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, Deadly, Still A Child. (Trust DVD Box) See more »


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22 August 2000 (USA)  »

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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

Seijûrô Hiko: He is pure of heart, but so are fools.
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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 La Femme Nikita (1990) See more »

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Quiet Life
by Taku Iwasaki
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24 September 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I'm not easily impressed by a movie. Even worse with an animated one. But this one got me drooling. I picked this one up by recommendation, and I'll recommend it to anyone from now on. I was familiar with the story of the TV series, but that didn't excite me in the least. But at least I knew what I was looking at (and I suggest that people considering to watch this should familiarize themselves with the TV series first).

Although the violence is very graphic and the dialog can be a bit of a drag if you lose track, everything else perfectly makes up for it. The animation is fluid, the art is beautiful, the pacing is impeccable and the soundtrack is gorgeous. Now combine all these elements in a single concluding scene, and you've got at least half of its viewers reduced to tears.

This movie is very re-watchable. I've seen it at least 6 times already, and I'm eager to watch it again. Like most people advice; you should avoid the dub like the plague, but even the subs can be a bit misleading. I've had the pleasure to have seen 3 different subtitles on this movie, and the degree of accuracy of any of them is debatable. Although the plot doesn't suffer from this, the story and especially the details and references to factual Japanese history do.

But this shouldn't stop you from watching this movie, instead, it should encourage you to set out and find out as much about this movie as you can.


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