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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen 

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In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity.
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Series cast summary:
Mayo Suzukaze ...  Kenshin Himura 4 episodes, 1999
Junko Iwao ...  Tomoe Yukishiro 4 episodes, 1999
Nozomu Sasaki ...  Enishi Yukishiro 4 episodes, 1999
Masami Suzuki ...  Shinta 4 episodes, 1999
Shûichi Ikeda Shûichi Ikeda ...  Seijûrô Hiko 4 episodes, 1999
Tomokazu Seki ...  Kogorô Katsura 4 episodes, 1999
Wataru Takagi ...  Shinsaku Takasugi 4 episodes, 1999
Ryûsei Nakao ...  Îzuka 4 episodes, 1999
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...  Hajime Saitô 4 episodes, 1999
Akari Hibino Akari Hibino ...  Sôshi Okita 4 episodes, 1999
Minoru Uchida Minoru Uchida ...  Tatsumi 4 episodes, 1999
Tetsuya Iwanaga Tetsuya Iwanaga ...  Akira Kiyosato 4 episodes, 1999
Satoshi Tsuruoka Satoshi Tsuruoka ...  Jubei Shigekûra 4 episodes, 1999
Mitsuaki Hoshino Mitsuaki Hoshino ...  Katagai 4 episodes, 1999
Hiromi Setsu Hiromi Setsu ...  Ikumatsu 4 episodes, 1999
Rikiya Koyama ...  Toshizô Hijikata 4 episodes, 1999
Hiroshi Takahashi Hiroshi Takahashi ...  Isami Kondô 4 episodes, 1999
Hiroshi Shimozaki Hiroshi Shimozaki ...  Sudo 4 episodes, 1999
Norihisa Mori Norihisa Mori ...  Ishiji 4 episodes, 1999
Azusa Nakao Azusa Nakao ...  Kasumi 4 episodes, 1999
Noriko Namiki Noriko Namiki ...  Akane 4 episodes, 1999
Kaori Yuasa Kaori Yuasa ...  Sakura 4 episodes, 1999
Shizuka Okohira Shizuka Okohira ...  Landlady 4 episodes, 1999
Takahiro Hirano Takahiro Hirano ...  Soldier 4 episodes, 1999
Teppei Takasugi Teppei Takasugi ...  Soldier 4 episodes, 1999
Tomokazu Yokoyama Tomokazu Yokoyama ...  Soldier 4 episodes, 1999
Makoto Ueki Makoto Ueki ...  Patriot 4 episodes, 1999
Kôichi Tateishi Kôichi Tateishi ...  Brigand 4 episodes, 1999
Hidenori Konda Hidenori Konda ...  Brigand 4 episodes, 1999
Nobuyuki Saitô Nobuyuki Saitô ...  Brigand 4 episodes, 1999
Mariko Nagahama Mariko Nagahama ...  Shirakawa Woman 4 episodes, 1999
Sachiko Ikeda Sachiko Ikeda ...  Nobii 4 episodes, 1999
Miki Nôsô Miki Nôsô ...  Woman 4 episodes, 1999
Naomi Matamura Naomi Matamura ...  Woman 4 episodes, 1999
Reiji Kamiya Reiji Kamiya ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Naoko Seto Naoko Seto ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Mitsuyo Tanaka Mitsuyo Tanaka ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Mika Ishibashi Mika Ishibashi ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Sachie Maruyama Sachie Maruyama ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Lowell Bartholomee ...  Akira Kiyosato 4 episodes, 1999
Jose Brown Jose Brown ...  Kondo 4 episodes, 1999
Charles C. Campbell ...  Shigekura 4 episodes, 1999
Katherine Catmull ...  Katsu / ... 4 episodes, 1999
Ken Cook Ken Cook ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Rebecca Davis ...  Tomoe Yukishiro 4 episodes, 1999
Martinique Duchene Martinique Duchene ...  Flower Vendor / ... 4 episodes, 1999
Mallard Fillmore Mallard Fillmore ...  Soudou 4 episodes, 1999
Lainie Frasier Lainie Frasier ...  Landlady 4 episodes, 1999
Corey Gagne Corey Gagne ...  Katsura 4 episodes, 1999
Brian Gaston ...  Enishi 4 episodes, 1999
Samantha Inoue Harte ...  Additional Characters 4 episodes, 1999
Christa Kimlicko-Jones ...  Kasumi 4 episodes, 1999
Ellie McBride ...  Etoro 4 episodes, 1999
Tish Morone Tish Morone ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Noah Passavoy Noah Passavoy ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Jason Phelps Jason Phelps ...  Takasugi 4 episodes, 1999
John Paul Shepard John Paul Shepard ...  Tatsumi 4 episodes, 1999
Boon Sheridan Boon Sheridan ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Jason P. Stingley Jason P. Stingley ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Douglas Taylor Douglas Taylor ...  Katagai 4 episodes, 1999
Lara Toner Lara Toner ...  Ikumatsu 4 episodes, 1999
Kari Waggoner Kari Waggoner ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
J. Shanon Weaver ...  Kenshin Himura / ... 4 episodes, 1999
Ken Webster ...  Saitou 4 episodes, 1999
Cyndi Williams ...  Urara 4 episodes, 1999
Joe York ...  Hiko 4 episodes, 1999
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In Meiji era Japan, Kenshin Himura has been trained in the deadliest of sword arts. When the House he was hired by is defeated and forced into hiding, Kenshin must pretend to be the husband of Tomoe. The only catch is, Kenshin killed her fiance, and she is now secretly spying on him. While in hiding, Kenshin and Tomoe grow to love each other, and Kenshin comes to terms with who he is. This is the backstory to the Rurouni Kenshin manga and to a lesser extent, the television series based off of the manga. Written by Annonymous

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Ruthless, Deadly, Still A Child. (Trust DVD Box) See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 February 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Samurai X: Betrayal See more »

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Studio DEEN See more »
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Technical Specs

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(4 episodes) | (director's cut)

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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Among the events in this OVA is included a fictionalized version of what became known as the Ikeda-ya affair, when in June 1864 the Shinsengumi in Kyoto raided an inn, the Ikeda-ya, being used as a hideout by pro-Imperial fighters. The alleged plot was to destroy Kyoto through fire, hopefully destabilizing the Shogunate's grip on the people. In the end, the Shinsengumi broke up the ring, killing 8, wounding another 4, and arresting 20. This made them national heroes in the eyes of the Tokugawa bakufu. See more »

Quotes

Seijûrô Hiko: He is pure of heart, but so are fools.
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Crazy Credits

The original DVDs from ADV Films replaced the original Japanese title card to read: 'Samurai X: Trust' and 'Samurai X: Betrayal'. This is restored for the Director's Cut DVD. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original DVDs from ADV Films feature the original 4 OVA episodes on two DVDs. These episodes were later combined into a Director's Cut DVD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) See more »

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Quiet Life
by Taku Iwasaki
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An investment
24 September 2005 | by episode6See all my reviews

I'm not easily impressed by a movie. Even worse with an animated one. But this one got me drooling. I picked this one up by recommendation, and I'll recommend it to anyone from now on. I was familiar with the story of the TV series, but that didn't excite me in the least. But at least I knew what I was looking at (and I suggest that people considering to watch this should familiarize themselves with the TV series first).

Although the violence is very graphic and the dialog can be a bit of a drag if you lose track, everything else perfectly makes up for it. The animation is fluid, the art is beautiful, the pacing is impeccable and the soundtrack is gorgeous. Now combine all these elements in a single concluding scene, and you've got at least half of its viewers reduced to tears.

This movie is very re-watchable. I've seen it at least 6 times already, and I'm eager to watch it again. Like most people advice; you should avoid the dub like the plague, but even the subs can be a bit misleading. I've had the pleasure to have seen 3 different subtitles on this movie, and the degree of accuracy of any of them is debatable. Although the plot doesn't suffer from this, the story and especially the details and references to factual Japanese history do.

But this shouldn't stop you from watching this movie, instead, it should encourage you to set out and find out as much about this movie as you can.


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