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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.
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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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20 February 1999 (Japan) See more »
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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?

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 »
Seijûrô Hiko:The moon... peers down on a diseased world.
Seijûrô Hiko:There is no cure for the disease. An entire race vaults mindlessly into destruction. Not even a man of colossal power will be able to prevent the inevitable.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Samurai XXX (2004) (V)See more »
Quiet LifeSee more »


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37 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
An investment, 24 September 2005
Author: episode6 from Netherlands

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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