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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
Premiered: Winter 1996
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:30 (JST)
Licensors: Media Blasters
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.411 (scored by 128,851 users)
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Ranked: #1582
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Popularity: #228
Members: 258,902
Favorites: 7,802
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Episodes: /94
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Synopsis

In the final years of the Bakumatsu era lived a legendary assassin known as Hitokiri Battousai. Feared as a merciless killer, he was unmatched throughout the country, but mysteriously disappeared at the peak of the Japanese Revolution. It has been ten peaceful years since then, but the very mention of Battousai still strikes terror into the hearts of war veterans.

Unbeknownst to them, Battousai has abandoned his bloodstained lifestyle in an effort to repent for his sins, now living as Kenshin Himura, a wandering swordsman with a cheerful attitude and a strong will. Vowing never to kill again, Kenshin dedicates himself to protecting the weak. One day, he stumbles across Kaoru Kamiya at her kendo dojo, which is being threatened by an impostor claiming to be Battousai. After receiving help from Kenshin, Kaoru allows him to stay at the dojo, and so the former assassin temporarily ceases his travels.

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan tells the story of Kenshin as he strives to save those in need of saving. However, as enemies from both past and present begin to emerge, will the reformed killer be able to uphold his new ideals?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director
Chigira, Kouichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Sobakasu (そばかす)" by JUDY AND MARY (eps 1-38)
#2: "½" by Makoto Kawamoto (eps 39-82)
#3: "Kimi ni Fureru Dake de (君に触れるだけで)" by CURIO (eps 83-94)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Tactics" by THE YELLOW MONKEY (eps 1-12)
#2: "Namida wa Shitteiru" by Mayo Suzukaze (eps 13-27)
#3: "HEART OF SWORD ~Yoake Mae~ (HEART OF SWORD 〜夜明け前〜)" by T.M.Revolution (eps 28-38, 43-49)
#4: "the Fourth Avenue Café" 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の純情な感情)" by SIAM SHADE (eps 67-82)
#7: "Dame! (ダメ!)" by You Izumi (eps 83-95)




More reviewsReviews

Jun 3, 2007
VK11 (All reviews)
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
Mar 19, 2016
FAKEANIMEGIRL (All reviews)
March 2003. That was when the Rurouni Kenshin anime first premiered on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block. I looked up the original year expecting to feel old, but somehow 2003 doesn’t seem that long ago. It’s actually almost exactly 13 years. I grew up on this show, and one way or another I’m willing to bet the same could be said of most people still visiting this MAL page. Rurouni Kenshin gave me the hope that I too could be a samurai in a modern world unsuited for one. That hasn’t worked out very well for me.

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Nov 4, 2007
Master10K (All reviews)
Based on the actual Meiji Period of Japan, Rouruni Kenshin is a Shounen, Action, Adventure about a wandering samurai, "Kenshin". Even though he is a kind and friendly person, he carries a bloody past he wishes not to return to. This shounen anime starts of like any other as we are introduced to the characters the story revolves around (Kenshin) and we learn quite a bit about them. Also like the typical shounen anime, once all the main characters are together to form some kind of fighting team, it starts of with couple short random adventures. There's plenty of action and comedy here but it read more
Nov 21, 2015
Nervin (All reviews)
Your deeds of the past is something you won't be able to evade, neither ignore in any way: it will always come back gnawing at you. This is the tale of Himura Kenshin, who once was a ruthless assassin in the past, in his quest of finding redemption from his previous actions. Rorouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan is a magnificent, well crafted samurai based anime with fantastic characterization and story, which is so rare to find these days. However, it is profoundly clear that the anime falls apart in the last third of its duration, due to fillers.

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