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Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai 

Rurôni Kenshin - Meiji kenkaku romantan (original title)
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The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Mayo Suzukaze ...  Himura Kenshin / ... 95 episodes, 1996-1998
Richard Cansino ...  Himura Kenshin / ... 95 episodes, 1996-1998
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...  Kaoru 95 episodes, 1996-1998
Rebecca Forstadt ...  Kori Kamiya (Sony Samurai X dub) 95 episodes, 1996-1998
Mîna Tominaga ...  Yahiko Myôjin 94 episodes, 1996-1998
Brianne Brozey ...  Yoshi (Sony Samurai X dub) / ... 93 episodes, 1996-1998
Derek Stephen Prince ...  Sanosuke Sagara (Sony Samurai X dub) 92 episodes, 1996-1998
Dean Wein ...  Shikijo (2000) 92 episodes, 1996-1998
Dina Sherman Dina Sherman ...  Ayame 26 episodes, 1996
Dan Lorge ...  Chief Officer / ... 25 episodes, 1996
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Storyline

A man slayer, Kenshin Himura, who played a major role in defeating Tokugawa Shogunate of feudal Japan carries his reverse blade sword (with a promise not to slay anymore). He embarks on a quest to repent for his sins by helping the innocent. He lodges in Kamia Kashin dojo where he becomes an acquaintance of Kaorou, the assistant instructor of the dojo. After being saved by Kenshin from mafia, a stubborn young boy, Yahiko Myojin joins the dojo as a student. Sanousuke, a victim of war becomes an acquaintance of Kenshin after losing to him in a duel. Together with his new friends, Kenshin carries out his ideal of helping the innocent. A series of events unfold that questions his ideal of living for the innocent and not slaying men. Kenshin faces every opponent with his reverse blade to uphold justice. Written by kumar29nov1992@gmail.com

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(95 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first two seasons follows the manga its based on fairly closely until the third season, at which point it goes in a completely different direction. See more »

Quotes

Kenshin Himura: [both sitting in silence staring at a wall] Aoshi?
Aoshi Shinomori: Yes?
Kenshin Himura: You find this enjoyable, do you?
Aoshi Shinomori: Yes.
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Crazy Credits

The USA Region 1 Media Blasters DVDs have overlays over the Japanese credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami edits out profanity, blood and some violence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Samurai XXX (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart of Swoard - Yoake Mae
Performed by Takanori Nishikawa (as T.M.Revolution)
Lyrics by Tokio Ikami
Composed and Arranged by Daisuke Asakura
Ending Theme: Episodes 28-38, 43-49
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Excellent!A good story,the best animation ever!
18 October 2002 | by 0412429602See all my reviews

Excellent!A good story,the best animation ever!I love this series.The story of a samurai who wants a new life and protect the people.The music is superb,and the action scenes are fantastic.This is a good drama.10\10


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