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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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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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Trivia:
Among the events in this OVA is included a fictionalized version of what became known as the Ikeda-ya affair, when in June 1864 the Shinsengumi in Kyoto raided an inn, the Ikeda-ya, being used as a hideout by pro-Imperial fighters. The alleged plot was to destroy Kyoto through fire, hopefully destabilizing the Shogunate's grip on the people. In the end, the Shinsengumi broke up the ring, killing 8, wounding another 4, and arresting 20. This made them national heroes in the eyes of the Tokugawa bakufu.See more »
Quotes:
Landlady:[referring to Tomoe] She may have had some trouble in the past but I'm not letting that bother me. If I kicked out everyone who's had a bad history, I wouldn't have any servants or clients.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Spartacus (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
Quiet LifeSee more »

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36 out of 37 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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