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Rurouni Kenshin: The Movie (1997)

Rurôni Kenshin: Ishin shishi e no Requiem (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Drama | 27 March 2001 (USA)
The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Takimi Shigure watched his friends and family get cut down in the name of ... See full summary »

Director:

Tsuji Hajiki

Writers:

Nobuhiro Watsuki (story), Yukiyoshi Ôhashi (dramatization)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mayo Suzukaze ... Kenshin Himura (voice)
J. Shanon Weaver ... Kenshin Himura (voice)
Miki Fujitani ... Kaoru Kamiya (voice)
Judson Jones ... Shigure (voice) (as Judson L. Jones)
Kara Bliss ... Kaoru (voice)
Yûji Ueda ... Sanosuke Sagara (voice)
Gray G. Haddock ... Sanosuke (voice) (as Gary G. Haddock)
Mîna Tominaga ... Yahiko Myôjin (voice)
Shaneye Ferrell Shaneye Ferrell ... Toki (voice)
Derek Wade Derek Wade ... Yahiko (voice)
Ken Webster ... Saitou (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Hajime Saitô (voice)
Clay Towery Clay Towery ... Kajiki (voice)
Bill Wise ... Tomono (voice)
Bill Harwell Bill Harwell ... Yamagata (voice)
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Storyline

The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Takimi Shigure watched his friends and family get cut down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desperate rebels have sworn to settle one final score. Only one man stands in their way: Kenshin Himura. But when Shigure discovers Kenshin's true identity as the Hitokiri Battosai, his fight becomes a personal vendetta.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Samurai X: The Motion Picture See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Japanese VHS by SPE Visual Works retail price was 14,800 Yen. See more »

Goofs

The scenes that show Kenshin as the Hitokiri Batosai in the beginning of the film and throughout the flashbacks is incorrect. Kenshin is shown with the full X shaped scar on his right cheek, even though Kenshin swore that he would stop killing after Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal. See more »

Quotes

Yahiko: Ohhh.
Kaoru: It's incredible isn't it?
Sanosuke: Why do people take time to travel all the way to Yokohama just to stare at bring buildings like this one? And they probably like the steam train too.
Yahiko: Fish face pretends like he didn't like the train ride.
Kaoru: I'm starting to regret I bought your train tickets Sanosuke!
Yahiko: Heheheh!
Sanosuke: Well, I like Japanese architecture better. You have to admit these buildings are all alike, Kenshin.
Kenshin Himura: Well, I guess so. Japan could use some changes. We've caught up with the times.
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Crazy Credits

The DVD from ADV Films replaced the original Japanese title card to read: 'Samurai X: The Motion Picture'. See more »

Alternate Versions

On the USA DVD from ADV Films, there are English overlays on top of the original Japanese credits and locations in the film, also, there is a "Samurai X: Requiem For the Meiji Restoration Patriots" overlay title card over the original Japanese "Rurouni Kenshin" title card. The Japanese ending credits have been replaced with English credits and the song lyrics have forced subtitles. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Samurai XXX (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Niji
Performed by L'Arc-en-Ciel
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The best movie I've ever seen.
21 November 2000 | by weremikomonSee all my reviews

I love this movie. Though I can only understand about half. Takatsuki Gentatsu is the greatest character, he shouldn't have died, Shigure should have at the beginning. But then there would be no movie, so I guess Gentatsu had to die. The music is terrific, by far this is a wonderful movie, anyone interested in anime, especially Rurouni Kenshin fans should see this movie. And if anyone has a good translation, e-mail me please.

Thanks, and "Aozora wa doko made mo takaku tsunde nakereba nara ne." ~Takatsuki Gentatsu~ (the best character ever!)


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