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Rurôni Kenshin: Ishin shishi e no Requiem (1997)

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 »

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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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Color

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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 Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal. See more »

Quotes

Yahiko: [after seeing his dead friend] Musashino... Musashino! Musashino! Musashino! But... why?
[cries]
Yahiko: My friend! Don't leave me!
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Samurai X: Reflection (2001) See more »

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Towa no Mirai
Performed by Animetal
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Samurai X: Reflection of the Meiji
3 November 2006 | by acce245See all my reviews

This movie was well executed. This, since it is really a puzzle piece that fills in the gaps left in the animated series Rurouni Kenshin, will be viewed by some as a bit weak, and only for fans. However, as a stand alone movie it is also quite good. The artwork follows more of the style of the series. The movie has its own storyline, but some see it as a lot of flashback. It is certainly an action oriented movie, and the ending is a bit of a twist. Also, the movie follows the shonen theme of the manga with the shojo undertones that makes Kenshin what it is. The movie is definitely worth seeing at least once, even for those who are not fans of foreign animation. This shows just how well a movie can pull all the elements together from a series and blend them with (at the time) high quality animation and quality voice acting.


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