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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Ishinshishi e no Chinkonka


Alternative Titles

English: Samurai X: The Motion Picture
Synonyms: Rurouni Kenshin: Ishinshishi e no Requiem, Kenshin - Samurai X, Rurouni Kenshin Movie, Rurouni Kenshin - Requiem for the Restoration Royalists, Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Ishinshishi e no Requiem
Japanese: るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚- 維新志士への鎮魂歌

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 20, 1997
Studios: Studio Gallop
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.651 (scored by 18,376 users)
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Ranked: #11462
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Popularity: #1411
Members: 31,466
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Synopsis

The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed 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 Battousai, his fight becomes a personal vendetta.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Himura, Kenshin
Himura, Kenshin
Main
Suzukaze, Mayo
Japanese
Suzukaze, Mayo
Sagara, Sanosuke
Sagara, Sanosuke
Main
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji
Kamiya, Kaoru
Kamiya, Kaoru
Main
Fujitani, Miki
Japanese
Fujitani, Miki
Myoujin, Yahiko
Myoujin, Yahiko
Main
Tominaga, Miina
Japanese
Tominaga, Miina

Staff

Campbell, Charles
Campbell, Charles
Producer, ADR Director, Recording Engineer
Tsuji, Hatsuki
Tsuji, Hatsuki
Director, Storyboard, Chief Animation Director, Character Design
Nishimori, Akira
Nishimori, Akira
Storyboard
Enomoto, Akihiro
Enomoto, Akihiro
Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"Niji (虹)" by L'arc-en-Ciel

Edit Ending Theme

"Towa no Mirai (永遠の未来 - Eternal Future)" by Animetal



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oOoOoOo
Mar 24, 2009
This is essentially a standalone episode of "Rurouni Kenshin" stretched to a running time that this story does not support. Yes, another tale of disgruntled veterans of the violent Meiji Restoration, coming back for blood! Such concepts work in the series (see the second arc) because of well-developed characters. Even the most simple plot idea can be made epic by a cast we care about! Almost all of my enjoyment for this movie was derived from my existing fangirl obsession for everything Ruroken. When viewed as part of the larger Ruroken story, this movie is certainly good for an afternoon read more
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Playcool
Mar 15, 2014
I will make this review a short one, I didnt planned to make it at first, but since I cant find anything agreeable to my Point of View at other's reviews, I m writting this.
I was avoinding to watch this movie, I had seen the amazing 64 episodes and the filler arcs downed a bit my enjoyment of the overall 95 episodes, so I had enough for some time of the classic anime kinda of style that Rurouni Kenshin was at first, and that I though this whole movie would me! And so I saw the OVA's and the 2012 "kyoto arc movie" first, I read more
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Shathur
Jan 16, 2010
About the review:
This review was written by me some time ago, i.e. before I was a member on MyAnimeList. Therefore, I have no score on Enjoyment and you wont find any section called Enjoyment in this review. I think you will do fine without it, though. ^^

Story 8/10

Since the Rurouni Kenshin movie is produced in the middle of the production of the Rurouni Kenshin series (henceforth referred to as "the series"). I usually watch related series/movies in chronological order, so I wasn't sure when to watch it, but I decided it would probably be best watch it after I had completed the series.

This movie read more
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kajia
Oct 28, 2011
I'm always surprised at how dismissively people treat the Kenshin movie (or, to give it its full, unwieldly title "Rurouni Kenshin - Requiem for the Restoration Royalist"). I guess it's because it feels more like a prolonged episode of the "Rurouni Kenshin" series than a movie, in style, production quality, as well as content.

But though it feels like just a normal episode of "Rurouni Kenshin", at least it feels like one of the better ones, as personally I enjoyed watching it, even if it is somewhat forgettable.

Storywise, it's about a samurai, who, in addition to not being happy with the outcome of the revolution (surprise read more
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