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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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The story of the Samurai!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai See more »

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Runtime:

(95 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

There are two dubbed versions of Rurouni Kenshin. There is the official dub but there is also Samurai X which features different dialogue and different english speaking voice actors. Also, most notable about the differences between the two dubs is that Samurai X features different names for most of the characters i.e. Kaoru is called Kori and Yahiko is called Yoshi. See more »

Quotes

Aoshi Shinomori: [shocked] What in the world are you doing, Battousai?
Kenshin Himura: The laundry. Isn't it obvious?
Aoshi Shinomori: Do you... do this sort of thing often?
Kenshin Himura: It's part of my daily routine, on days when it's not raining.
Aoshi Shinomori: Your routine?
Kenshin Himura: Yeah, I'm just a wanderer now, so I do what I can to help out. I actually find it rather enjoyable.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

There is a alternate English dub version called "Samurai X" which aired in various Asian countries. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Freckles
(Opening theme)
Original lyrics by Yuki Isoya
Original composition by Kaito Onta
Performed by Sandy Fox
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One of the many great anime masterpieces
19 August 2004 | by bbally81See all my reviews

Rurouni Kenshin, is one of the best animes I've ever seen. I first discovered RK when I downloaded the first chapter of the manga. Then I became addicted to it as the story of a wandering swordsman trying to atone for his sins really got me excited and started downloading more manga issues. The first time I saw the anime version was after I downloaded the first episode. Now Rurouni Kenshin comes on my satellite dish on LBC SAT from Lebenon. I give this anime 10/10 it is an anime masterpiece that shouldn't be missed. A must see not just for anime fans but for fans of the samurai or chambara genre(Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurais and Zatoichi) as well.


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