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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Shin Kyoto-hen

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English: Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc
Synonyms: Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto Hen
Japanese: るろうに剣心-明治剣客浪漫譚- 新京都編


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 17, 2011 to Jun 23, 2012
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 46 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.151 (scored by 6,783 users)
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Ranked: #28772
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Popularity: #2618
Members: 14,293
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A large scale remake of the time after Kenshin leaves Tokyo up until before the inferno of Kyoto.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Himura, Kenshin
Himura, Kenshin
Suzukaze, Mayo
Suzukaze, Mayo
Shishio, Makoto
Shishio, Makoto
Ikeda, Masanori
Ikeda, Masanori
Makimachi, Misao
Makimachi, Misao
Sakurai, Tomo
Sakurai, Tomo
Saitou, Hajime
Saitou, Hajime
Narita, Ken
Narita, Ken


Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Kato, Toshiyuki
Kato, Toshiyuki
Episode Director
Kaburagi, Hiro
Kaburagi, Hiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Okada, Mari
Okada, Mari

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#1: "Nanairo no Kaze (七色の風)" by Rina Sumioka (住岡梨奈)
#2: "feel you" by Rina Sumioka (住岡梨奈)

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Mar 23, 2012
Rurouni Kenshin has always been one of my favorite shonen anime. When I heard that there was a new anime project coming up, I was excited because I thought that perhaps we would get the Jinchuu arc from the manga animated, since it has never gotten a proper adaptation. More news came by in the coming months and it transpired that the project was simply a movie retelling of the Kyoto arc; this by itself already represented a wasted opportunity, since that part of the story has already been adapted faithfully in the first anime, so there really should not be any reason for read more
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Mar 12, 2014
The worst thing that happened to Rurouni Kenshin series so far!! A complete cash in, even worst than the filler episodes of the lastest arc of the original anime!!
Storywise they pick when Kenshi is going to Kyoto to stop Makoto Shishio and ends on the purgatory boat scene! Yes Makoto is defeated there! Sorry for the spoilers, but it had to be said, also lots of important events of Kyoto's arc (Kenshin reunion with his master learning the ultimate techinque in the process, Sanosuke trainning with the fallen monk) DONT APPEAR!! They are skiped and what is left is a rough early draw of the read more
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Mar 28, 2012
When watching this, my mind invented a philosophical saying I should get halmarked, remeber people, I said it first:
"You obtain a wonderful large, one of a kind book, this book is very well written, highly valuable - you can't wait to read it.
Along the way, you incure a very, VERY tiny tear towards it's spine, most people won't notice.
You eventually get to the end of this book, yet you remember that insignifican tear somewhere within the book.
What do you do?...
Leave it alone and stick eith the notion of it being unlikely to draw attention to itself?
Do you get sticky tape to patch it up - read more
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Mar 23, 2013
The most succinct way to describe Shin Kyoto Hen would be: "glossed over." What else would you expect from a two hour retelling that attempted to cover 27 episodes of the original series? That's not to say, however, that the OVAs are entirely without merit.

The environments are strikingly beautiful. The characters are modernized: cleaner and redesigned to better suit the current aesthetic, but unfortunately look washed out and unfinished when set against the detail of the backgrounds. Cinematography is done very well; the usage of color and light, particularly contrasting Kenshin's meetings with Misao and Shishio, is a nice touch.
Animation was hit read more
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New Manga Series of Rurouni Kenshin Announced

According to Jump Square magazine, a new manga series of Rurouni Kenshin was announced to start in the magazine from May 4th 2012. Details of the manga will be revea...read more

Blu-ray of Rurouni Kenshin New OVA Due in March

According to the official website, the Blu-ray and the DVD of Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto Hen Part 1 will be released on March 21st and is 45 minutes long. The secon...read more

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