Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Ishinshishi e no Chinkonka

Samurai X: The Motion Picture

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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
English: Samurai X: The Motion Picture
German: Rurouni Kenshin: Der Film
Spanish: Kenshin el Guerrero Samurai: La Película
French: Kenshin le Vagabond Film: Requiem pour Les Ishin Shishi
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 20, 1997
Studios: Gallop
Source: Manga
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.551 (scored by 2718027,180 users)
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Ranked: #15822
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Popularity: #2931
Members: 51,511
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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"Niji (虹)" by L'arc-en-Ciel

Ending Theme

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


Jun 24, 2020
I judge movies and tv shows based on its emotional impact on me, and needless to say this was one of the most beautiful experiences I have ever had with a movie.. Just plain outright amazing, a very impactful and inspirational film.. Just when I’d thought I’ve seen everything from Rurouni Kenshin, I find this movie.. The soundtrack was outwright beautiful and heartwarming, the animation was second to none, and the fighting sequences were some of the best I’ve seen from any Rurouni Kenshin overall. I am so glad this film lived up to my expectations, definitely a must watch.
Jul 16, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This Rurouni Kenshin movie is filler, which is not always inherently bad, but worse than that a shameless rehash of multiple arcs of the anime series. Yet again are we introduced to the idea of the disgruntled samurai who fought in the Bakumatsu era of Japan who are not satisfied with the current state of the Meiji Government and the collapse of the Shogunate. We’ve seen such plot points numerous times in the anime however executed much better and with greater impacts on the characters. Multiple characters are not important to the plot but happen to be there, maybe just for fanservice and for marketing. ...
Aug 8, 2015
I was on the fence about watching this movie for a long time. I loved the show and the two specials, reflection and trust and betrayal. I can honestly say I wish I had never seen the movie.

Story: 7/10
The story was the only good thing about this movie. It fit into the plot and didn't feel out of place for a second.

Art: 4/10
Honestly, I understand it is pretty old but it doesn't match the art from the show at all. Of course, it's done by a different team so it wouldn't have the same art, but the quality in the movie is actually lesser than ...

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Poll: Rurouni Kenshin: Ishinshishi e no Requiem Episode 1 Discussion
UshiromiyaMamoru - Jul 17, 2009
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May 13, 4:52 AM
Can i watch this movie?
Masamasa - Sep 22, 2007
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Jan 25, 2009 4:21 PM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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