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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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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 ...  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:

Ruroken See more »

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Runtime:

(95 episodes)

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Color

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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

Makoto Shishio: this is the right time for revolution and I will rule Japan! I will put him in his rightful place, as the greatest power in the world!
Kenshin Himura: the revolution will take away the blood of the innocent. They are the weak who wants nothing but to live in peace!
Makoto Shishio: The weak that you are talking about are the sheeps that need my guidance.
Kenshin Himura: All you want is to slaughter the innocent. I wont allow you to rule Japan! Draw your sword... and fight!
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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

Followed by Rurôni Kenshin: Ishin shishi e no Requiem (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Tatics
Original lyrics by The Yellow Monkey
Original composition by Kaito Onta
Composition and Lyrics by Kazuya Yoshii
Performed by Lex Lang
[Ending Theme English version]
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Legends of the Wanderer
13 August 2003 | by SoulfulFXSee all my reviews

This is a truly fantastic series... dramatic characters, a hero that is capable of huge mood swings (from goofy, to romantic, to blood thirsty), and female characters that you would swear your life to protect or swear..well... I must be civil.

Great sword-fighting actions scenes, a drop of history (it takes place in the 1870s), and some philosophizing about living a life of violence versus peace make this series cover the gamut of emotions a viewer wants from any series, not just anime.

I hope everyone can take notice of this story, it is not for everyone, but it hits so many points relevant to our current world order: from terrorism (bad guys attacking the fragile government), to being able to look at the world as something other than a battlefield (Kenshin vowing not to kill after so many years as an assassin).


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