Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan


Rurouni Kenshin

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Samurai X
Japanese: るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-
English: Rurouni Kenshin
German: Rurouni Kenshin
Spanish: Kenshin, el Guerrero Samurai
French: Kenshin le Vagabond
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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)
Studios: Gallop, Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.301 (scored by 195020195,020 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #385
Members: 430,357
Favorites: 9,146

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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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Staff

Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Matsumi, Shinichi
Episode Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director


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Opening Theme

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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)
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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)



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.

Rurouni Kenshin stars its titular protagonist, Kenshin Himura, a former read more
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
Jun 12, 2013
AkiNoKenshi (All reviews)
One of the more popular anime of the older generation out there is Rurouni Kenshin. If one is a fan of more of the retro productions or even for the more modern ones, most people have heard of this highly spoken of anime. I myself am more of a modern viewer; however, I gave Rurouni Kenshin a try and was surprised at the depth and entertainment this anime gave.

Synopsis:
Rurouni Kenshin is a series about a wandering samurai named Kenshin Himura. Before the current era, the Meiji era, Kenshin was known by a different name: Battousai the Manslayer. During the revolution fought to bring out read more

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