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Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends (2014)

Rurôni Kenshin: Densetsu no saigo-hen (original title)
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Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.

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Keishi Ohtomo

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Nobuhiro Watsuki (manga), Kiyomi Fujii (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Takeru Satoh ... Kenshin Himura (as Satô Takeru)
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Makoto Shishio
Emi Takei ... Kaoru Kamiya
Munetaka Aoki Munetaka Aoki ... Sanosuke Sagara
Yû Aoi ... Megumi Takani
Kaito Ohyagi Kaito Ohyagi ... Yahiko Myojin
Yûsuke Iseya ... Aoshi Shinomori
Yôsuke Eguchi ... Hajime Saitô
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ... Sôjirô Seta
Maryjun Takahashi Maryjun Takahashi ... Yumi Komagata
Tao Tsuchiya ... Misao Makimachi
Min Tanaka ... Okina / Nenji Kashiwazaki
Masaharu Fukuyama ... Seijuro Hiko
Ayumi Beppu Ayumi Beppu ... Omime
Nayuta Fukuzaki Nayuta Fukuzaki ... Shinta
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Storyline

Kenshin wakes up to find himself at his master(Hiko Seijuro)'s house after getting washed by the waves to land while he was unconscious at sea for 3 days. Kenshin asks Seijuro to teach him the ultimate and pinnacle technique of the Hiten Mitsurugi school, the Amakakeru Ryu no Hirameki. Seijuro accepts Kenshin's request after they spar with each other. Meanwhile in Tokyo, Prime Minister Hirobumi Ito attends a meeting with Makoto Shishio who forces him to declare Kenshin a wanted outlaw and have him publicly executed or else Shishio will destroy both Tokyo and the government. Written by Sonoda Haro, Kagoshima, Japan

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Quotes

Seijuro Hiko: Cherry blossoms in Spring. Stars cover the sky in Summer. Full moon shines in Autumn and in Winter, the snow covers the ground... All these things make sake taste good. If it tastes bad, it's because there is something wrong with you
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Connections

Follows Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno (2014) See more »

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Heartache
Written by Taka
Performed by One Ok Rock
Courtesy of A-Sketch
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Solid ending to a great re-make of Samurai X
19 February 2018 | by samwamburiSee all my reviews

I've read a few reviews on here about how wishy-washy the action was and the twisting of the plot. As a super fan of Samurai X, I really see no other way of having recast this story without overkill of CGI and long meandering plots. I doff my cap to the producers of this as trying to remake the history up Battousai, leaing up to the final battle with Shshio, was no mean feat. The character replications are exemplary, the sword fights are memorable and even some of the remakes of Kenshin's signature moves are brought to life in the most realistic ways possible. Condensing a series that went 96 episodes + 4 OVAs each going on average 23 min (though up to the Shishio battle would be about eps 50 something) into a trilogy of 2hr 15 min each is not easy, especially while trying to build some level of intimacy and depth with the characters is not easy.

Cons: I' have loved them to develop some characters further, or give the backstory at least (Sojiro, Aoshi and some of the Juppongata) to create more drama and depth, as well as inclide some more epic fight scenes.

Overall: 8/10


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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 September 2014 (Japan) See more »

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$41,900,000
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2.35 : 1
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