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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen: :  -- The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen: :  -- The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen: :  -- In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity.


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Release Date:
20 February 1999 (Japan) See more »
Ruthless, Deadly, Still A Child. (Trust DVD Box) See more »
In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast [66])
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)

Lowell Bartholomee ... Akira Kiyosato (4 episodes, 1999)
Jose Brown ... Kondo (4 episodes, 1999)

Charles Campbell ... Shigekura (4 episodes, 1999)
Katherine Catmull ... Katsu / ... (4 episodes, 1999)
Ken Cook ... Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Rebecca Davis ... 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)
Cyndi Lou Williams ... Urara (4 episodes, 1999)
Joe York ... Hiko (4 episodes, 1999)

Series Directed by
Kazuhiro Furuhashi (4 episodes, 1999)
Series Writing credits
Masashi Sogo (4 episodes, 1999)
Nobuhiro Watsuki (4 episodes, 1999)

Series Produced by
Katsunori Furihashi .... producer: SME Visual Works [jp] (4 episodes, 1999)
Hiroshi Hasegawa .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1999)
Yoshinori Naruke .... producer (4 episodes, 1999)
Kazuki Noguchi .... producer (4 episodes, 1999)
Ryuzo Shirakawa .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1999)
Series Original Music by
Taku Iwasaki (4 episodes, 1999)
Series Cinematography by
Masahide Okino (4 episodes, 1999)
Series Art Direction by
Masami Hagiwara (1 episode, 1999)
Series Sound Department
Shôji Hata .... sound director (unknown episodes)
Minoru Yamada .... sound effects (unknown episodes)
Toshiyuki Yoshida .... sound recording engineer (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Jun'ichi Hayama .... key animator (4 episodes, 1999)
Norio Matsumoto .... key animator (4 episodes, 1999)
Akira Matsushima .... animation director (4 episodes, 1999)
Masahide Yanagisawa .... character designer (4 episodes, 1999)
Series Music Department
Otohiko Fujita .... musician: horn (4 episodes, 1999)
Masakazu Ishibashi .... musician: oboe (4 episodes, 1999)
Megumi Ishibashi .... musician: horn (4 episodes, 1999)
Yoshio Kizu .... musician: flute (4 episodes, 1999)
Hijiri Kuwano .... musician: strings (4 episodes, 1999)
Hajime Miura .... musician: percussion (4 episodes, 1999)
Eric Miyashiro .... musician: trumpet (4 episodes, 1999)
Eijiro Nakagawa .... musician: trombone (4 episodes, 1999)
Midori Takada .... musician: percussion (4 episodes, 1999)
Series Other crew
Neal Barnes .... subtitle timing (4 episodes, 1999)
Kelly Jean Beard .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1999)
Maki Nagano .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1999)
Masami Takahashi .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1999)
Akiko Yoshii .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1999)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rurôni Kenshin: Reminicense" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
"Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal" - USA (reissue title)
"Samurai X: Betrayal" - USA (short version)
"Samurai X: Trust" - USA (short version)
"Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
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USA:120 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Seijûrô Hiko:You are about to die, so knowing my name is useless to you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Samurai XXX" (2004)See more »
Quiet LifeSee more »


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37 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Not an anime review, but movie review, 9 August 2005
Author: chibi1284 from United States

First and foremost my goal is to write a review about a movie, not an anime. Many people consider this one of the greatest anime ever made but it kind of saddens me that people only treat it as an anime and recommend fans of anime to watch it. I see Kenshin OVA Trust/Betrayal as a movie and recommend every movie fan to watch it.

If you are looking for a summary, read somewhere else. If you are trying to find out why this is a great movie, I will try my best to convince you.

Kenshin OVA is a character driven movie with excellent character development. The two main characters, Kenshin and Tomoe, have humane and non exaggerated personalities, they are conflicted with their emotions, and they grow and change. I guess what I am trying to say is that the two main characters are not cliché.

The stories' setting takes place during the late 1800's in Japan, where a civil war is taking place, where the samurai era is coming to an end, and the shogunate is fighting to keep its place. People who don't know Japanese history of that time period probably going to get a bit confused, but the historical setting provided the movie more depth and political intrigue. Like the current trend of war movies, the historic conflicts are not presented in black and white, but rather shades of gray.

The action sequence is something to behold of. It is violent, gruesome, bloody, but does not feel gratuitous, due to the mood and setting the animators have created. The sword fights short, but quick, intense, believable (realistic), and original in presentation. Far better than any live action choreography.

Finally there are many subtle touches that makes the movie feel more like a work of art, rather animated violence. The animators are created a lot of scenes with nature. Whether it is the subtleness of snow flake or sakura leaves falling, or the glistening of the lake from the sun, the animators created a world of beauty. On top of that, the soundtrack just masterfully sets up the mood of the scene. The soundtrack is haunting, kinetic during battle, and subtle and poignant. Most importantly the soundtrack is memorable.

Kenshin OVA Trust/Betrayal is on the top tier of anime, however if the movie had gotten greater exposure, it would belong in the top tier of movies.

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