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Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal -- The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.
Samurai X: Reflection -- The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.
Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal -- 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 »
Tagline:
Ruthless, Deadly, Still A Child. (Trust DVD Box) See more »
Plot:
In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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One of the best animes I've ever seen. See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Mayo Suzukaze ... Kenshin Himura (voice)
Junko Iwao ... Tomoe Yukishiro (voice)
Nozomu Sasaki ... Enishi Yukishiro (voice)
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)
Rikiya Koyama ... Toshizô Hijikata (voice)
Hiroshi Takahashi ... Isami Kondô (voice)
Hiroshi Shimozaki ... Sudo (voice)
Norihisa Mori ... Ishiji (voice)
Azusa Nakao ... Kasumi (voice)
Noriko Namiki ... Akane (voice)
Kaori Yuasa ... Sakura (voice)
Shizuka Okohira ... Landlady (voice)
Takahiro Hirano ... Soldier (voice)
Teppei Takasugi ... Soldier (voice)
Tomokazu Yokoyama ... Soldier (voice)
Makoto Ueki ... Patriot (voice)
Kôichi Tateishi ... Brigand (voice)
Hidenori Konda ... Brigand (voice)
Nobuyuki Saitô ... Brigand (voice)
Mariko Nagahama ... Shirakawa Woman (voice)
Sachiko Ikeda ... Nobii (voice)
Miki Nôsô ... Woman (voice)
Naomi Matamura ... Woman (voice)
Reiji Kamiya ... Additional Voices (voice)
Naoko Seto ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mitsuyo Tanaka ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mika Ishibashi ... Additional Voices (voice)
Sachie Maruyama ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lowell Bartholomee ... Kiyosato (voice: English version) (as Ray Clayton)
Jose Brown ... Kondo (voice: English version)

Charles Campbell ... Shigekura (voice: English version) (as Smokey Delange)
Katherine Catmull ... Katsu, Shinta (voice: English version)
Ken Cook ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Rebecca Davis ... Tomoe Yukishiro (voice: English version)
Martinique Duchene ... Kuma, Flower Vendor (voice: English version)
Mallard Fillmore ... Soudou (voice: English version)
Lainie Frasier ... Landlady (voice: English version)
Corey Gagne ... Katsura (voice: English version)
Brian Gaston ... Enishi (voice: English version)
Samantha Inoue Harte ... Additional Characters (voice: English version)
Christa Kimlicko-Jones ... Kasumi (voice: English version)
Ellie McBride ... Etoro (voice: English version)
Tish Morone ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Noah Passavoy ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jason Phelps ... Takasugi (voice: English version)
John Paul Shephard ... Tatsumi (voice: English version)
Boon Sheridan ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jason P. Stingley ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Douglas Taylor ... Katagai (voice: English version)
Lara Toner ... Ikumatsu (voice: English version)
Kari Waggoner ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
J. Shanon Weaver ... Kenshin Himura, Okita (voice: English version) (as J. Shannon Weaver)
Ken Webster ... Saitou (voice: English version)
Cyndi Lou Williams ... Urara (voice: English version)
Joe York ... Hiko (voice: English version)

Directed by
Kazuhiro Furuhashi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Masashi Sogo  screenplay
Nobuhiro Watsuki 

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

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen" - Japan (original title)
"Rurôni Kenshin: Reminicense" - USA (second part title)
"Rurôni Kenshin: Romantic Tales from the Meiji Era" - USA (first part title)
"Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal" - USA (reissue title)
"Samurai X: Betrayal" - USA (short version)
"Samurai X: Trust" - USA (short version)
"Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal" - International (English title) (director's cut)
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USA:120 min
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Did You Know?

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:You are about to die, so knowing my name is useless to you.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Gone with the Wind (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
Quiet LifeSee more »

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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
One of the best animes I've ever seen., 8 February 2005
Author: Jenearly Ang from United States

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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