The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.
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2003   1998   1997   1996  

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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 Dina Sherman ...  Ayame 26 episodes, 1996
Dan Lorge ...  Chief Officer / ... 25 episodes, 1996
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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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Trivia

The television series is based on the manga of the same name but the plot eventually takes off in its own direction. See more »

Quotes

Kenshin Himura: [to Saitoh] Let's go!
Sanosuke Sagara (Zanza): [steps into the room and punches Kenshin] And just where the hell do you think you're going without me?
Kenshin Himura: [surprised] Sano, what are you doing in Kyoto?
Sanosuke Sagara (Zanza): I followed you! And that's what you get for leaving without even saying goodbye!
Kenshin Himura: You came all this way just to punch me?
Sanosuke Sagara (Zanza): No, you idiot! I came to help you stop Makoto Shishio!
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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 »


Soundtracks

The Fourth Avenue Cafe
Performed by L'Arc-en-Ciel
Lyrics by Hyde (as Hyde)
Composed by Ken Kitamura (as Ken)
Arranged by L'Arc-en-Ciel and Hatano Takeyuki
Ending Theme: Episodes 39-42
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a masterpiece!
26 August 2005 | by karcat_2003See all my reviews

Without any doubt this is one of the best animated series ever done and my favored of all times.

The way they combine fiction and real facts of Japanese history occurred during the Mei Ji era make it more interesting.

What make it different from other Japanese series is that in this case the main character, Kenshin Himura, has a real purpose to fight for in order to mend all those terrible things he did in the past.

Another point about it is the way they combine drama, action, romance and comedy. The backgrounds and the music are just brilliant and exquisite. There's no doubt these series has one of the best soundtracks.


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17 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai See more »

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