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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan

Alternative Titles

English: Rurouni Kenshin
Synonyms: Samurai X
Japanese: るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 94
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 1996 to Sep 8, 1998
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.471 (scored by 72712 users)
Ranked: #1142
Popularity: #90
Members: 129,419
Favorites: 5,032
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Himura Kenshin is a vagabond with a dark past and sunny disposition. Not a ronin but a rurouni, he was never a samurai, but an assassin of utmost skill in the Meiji restoration, who in the turning point of the war simply walked away. His travels lead him to Tokyo in the 11th year of the Meiji era, where he befriends a female Kendo master, a former thief, a brawler and a doctor all with their own secrets. Together they fight off the enemies surfacing from the dark past that Kenshin cannot escape.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Rurouni Kenshin
Prequel: Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Tsuiokuhen
Side story: Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Ishinshishi e no Requiem, Rurouni Kenshin: Special Techniques, Rurouni Kenshin: Review Special, Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Shin Kyoto Hen, Rurouni Kenshin Special
Sequel: Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Seisou Hen
Alternative version: Rurouni Kenshin DVD-BOX Special Ending
Summary: Rurouni Kenshin Recap

Characters & Voice Actors

Himura, Kenshin
Himura, Kenshin
Main
Suzukaze, Mayo
Japanese
Suzukaze, Mayo
Cansino, Richard
English
Cansino, Richard
...
Kamiya, Kaoru
Kamiya, Kaoru
Main
Elias-Fahn, Dorothy
English
Elias-Fahn, Dorothy
Fujitani, Miki
Japanese
Fujitani, Miki
...
Myojin, Yahiko
Myojin, Yahiko
Main
Lee, Wendee
English
Lee, Wendee
Siddall, Brianne
English
Siddall, Brianne
...
Sagara, Sanosuke
Sagara, Sanosuke
Main
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji
Lang, Lex
English
Lang, Lex
...

Staff

Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Storyboard
Koshi, Shigeo
Episode Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director
Morioka, Hiroshi
Episode Director



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Aug 4, 2008
TheLlama
Rurouni Kenshin is one of the more well-known 90s anime series out there, and I'd heard lots of great things about it. On that premise, I decided to begin watching it.

RK can be divided into three major parts. The first part, the first 30 or so episodes, is basically an introduction-type of thing, where we get to know the characters and learn about them. It's not any continuous story here, just a new event every episode, or maybe small 2-3-episode arcs. Every time, Kenshin and/or Sanosuke ends up saving the day, or Yahiko manages to prove himself just a little bit more. It's not extraordinary read more
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Jun 3, 2007
VK11
Rurouni Kenshin - an amazing anime taking place during the Japan Revolution - is an amazing story first written by Nobuhiro Watsuki in 1994 and first aired as an anime in 1996. If you're one of the older anime fans, chances are that you probably have seen this anime already and give it the respect that it deserves. If you are one of the younger anime fans out there and haven't heard too much about Rurouni Kenshin (also known as Samurai X in other countries outside of the United States), I urge to immediately to get your hands on a copy of the read more
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Recommendations

Although one anime (Trigun) has a Wild West Cowboy feel, and another (Rurouni Kenshin) has Samurai, they both have a simalar story to tell. Both have a main character who dosen't kill no matter the situation, and both main charaters are skilled badasses. If you enjoyed Trigun then you'll probably enjoy Kenshin just the same, and vicea versa.
Himura Kenshin, once feared as the great assassin Hitokiri Battousai, has now become a wandering ronin who seeks to make amends with his past sins in the Meiji Period. Despite the official sword ban implaced by the government, Himura Kenshin still carries a "sakabatou" (reverse blade sword), and plans to achieve his goal by saving as many lives as he can with his sword. He instead stumbles upon the Kamiya Dojo and becomes a boarder there. Both Gintama and Rurouni Kenshin focus on the life of a samurai and how he tries to make his way in the new era after the war.
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Opening Theme

#1: "Sobakasu" by Judy & Mary (eps 1-38)
#2: "½" by Makoto Kawamoto (eps 39-82)
#3: "Kimi ni Fureru Dake de" by Curio (eps 83-94)

Ending Theme

#1: "Tactics" by The Yellow Monkey (eps 1-12)
#2: "Namida wa Shitte iru" by Mayo Suzukaze (eps 13-27)
#3: "Heart of Sword - Yoake Mae" by T.M. Revolution (eps 28-38,43-49)
#4: "Fourth Avenue Cafe" by L'Arc~En~Ciel (eps 39-42)
#5: "It's Gonna Rain!" by Bonnie Pink (eps 50-66)
#6: "1/3 no Junjou na Kanjou (1/3 pure heart emotion)" by Siam Shade (eps 67-82)
#7: "Dame" by You Izumi (eps 83-94)
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