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Samurai X: Reflection 

Rurôni Kenshin: Seisô hen (original title)
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Kenshin and Kaoru are married. Kenshin leaves Kaoru with their son, Kenji, to lead a revolution in China. But both of them suffer from a seemingly incurable disease. 15 years later, Kenshin... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Mayo Suzukaze ...
 Kenshin Himura (2 episodes, 2001)
Miki Fujitani ...
 Kaoru Kamiya (2 episodes, 2001)
Mîna Tominaga ...
 Yahiko Myôjin (2 episodes, 2001)
Yûji Ueda ...
 Sanosuke Sagara (2 episodes, 2001)
Mika Doi ...
 Megumi Takani (2 episodes, 2001)
Yuri Shiratori ...
 Tsubame Sanjô (2 episodes, 2001)
Nozomu Sasaki ...
 Enishi Yukishiro (2 episodes, 2001)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
 Seijûrô Hiko (2 episodes, 2001)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Hajime Saitô (2 episodes, 2001)
Akio Ôtsuka ...
 Jine Udô / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
Meg Bauman ...
 Tsubame Sanjo (2 episodes, 2001)
Katherine Catmull ...
 Kaoru Kamiya (2 episodes, 2001)
Gray G. Haddock ...
 Sanosuke Sagara (2 episodes, 2001)
Joey Hood ...
 Kenji Himura (2 episodes, 2001)
Rebecca Robinson ...
 Megumi Takani (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Yahiko Myojin (2 episodes, 2001)
J. Shanon Weaver ...
 Kenshin Himura (2 episodes, 2001)
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Kenshin and Kaoru are married. Kenshin leaves Kaoru with their son, Kenji, to lead a revolution in China. But both of them suffer from a seemingly incurable disease. 15 years later, Kenshin tries to return home to his wife before she dies of grief. Flashbacks of Kenshin's previous encounters with friends and foes occur while Kenshin struggles to make it back home. Written by Delton Cox

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The Final Atonement (Reflection DVD Box)


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Most of the flashback scenes that take place are actually scenes originally depicted in "Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan" (1996), redrawn and re-acted to fit the more serious tone of the OAV. See more »

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Unlike the Movie and Trust and Betrayal DVDs, The Director's Cut DVD does not have a reversible cover. See more »

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The original DVDs from ADV Films replaced the original Japanese title card to read: 'Samurai X: Reflection'. This is restored for the Director's Cut DVD. See more »


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Itoshisa no Kate
by Hiroko Kasahara
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The OVA that ends it all...
28 April 2002 | by (Hengelo, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Kenshin lasted a long time: OVAs, Movies and more then three years of television - but all good things must come to an end.

Will Kaoru get Kenshin? What will happen to Yahiko and Sanouske?

This 2-part Kenshin OVA answers those questions and ends the series in a worthy way. It is not as good as some of the other OVA's and TV episodes, but not bad at all.

You could see it as a summary of the TV series plus a final episode.

Fans will definitely not want to miss this, if only to close the magnificent book of Kenshin.

Rating: 8/10


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