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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.
Samurai X: Reflection: :  -- 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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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 » | Full synopsis »
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  (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)
Akari Hibino ... 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 ... Akira 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 Shepard ... Tatsumi (voice: English version) (as John Paul Shephard)
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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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 »
Îzuka:This slip of a body guard drew your blood? He was more skilled than he looked.
Kenshin:Not skilled. Just stubborn.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Samurai XXX (2004) (V)See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
This anime deserves an all 10, 1 October 2003
Author: Fangor from Sweden

This anime deserves an all 10, even if you take each category seperatly. The animation and music is just beautiful. The story and the characters feel real and moveing. The visual storytelling is well implied, And the swordfighting is the best Ive seen in an anime, for realism and feel. You cant recreate the first time you saw a film, but still, I will have to watch this again and again... I have high hopes for the secound OVA... Average 10(10)

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