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Rurôni Kenshin -Meiji kenkaku romantan 

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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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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:

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Japanese

Release Date:

10 January 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rurouni Kenshin See more »

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(95 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Megumi and Kaoru have the nicknames Kitsune (Fox) and Tanuki (Racoon Dog). In Japanese folklore, the Kitsune and Tanuki are thought of as "dangerous spirits". The Kitsune is said to often take on the form of a bewitching woman who seduces and tricks unworthy men, whilst protecting and rewarding deserving people. These are the two very different attitudes Megumi holds towards Sanosuke and Kenshin. The Tanuki, on the other hand, is said to also take on the form of a woman, but is regarded as much more playful and mischievous than the judgmental Kitsune. See more »

Quotes

Sanosuke Sagara (Zanza): [about Kenshin] Give him a sword and he's unstoppable, but give him a bail of rice and he's just an ordinary guy.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The version aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami edits out profanity, blood and some violence. See more »

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Featured in ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Deadliest Samurai (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Kimi ni Fureru Dake de
Performed by Curio
Lyrics by Nob
Composed by Aja
Arranged by Curio and Masae Sakuma
Opening Theme: Episodes 83-94
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Master of anime and of the sword
17 August 2003 | by SoulfulFXSee all my reviews

This is one of the greatest anime series I have ever seen. I have been introduced anime on relatively recently...1997 at earliest. In that time, I've gotten my hands on a number of really good and really bad shows. Kenshin is definitely among the best.

The dynamic emotions of Kenshin himself as well as the mix of humor and philosophy of life vs. death in the show make it exceptionally entertaining and captivating.

The mutual devotion between Kenshin and his friends, Kaoru, Sanoske, Yahiko, etc... is amazing to watch as it develops and is put to the test.

The sadistic enemies, and the foolish ones, all provide foils that drive the plot and cause the viewer to be moved as Kenshin struggles to throw off his murderous past in favor of a life defending his honor, his friends, and the innocent.

If you are a long time anime-buff, or a new fan of the genre...this series is a must-see.


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