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Rurouni Kenshin

TV, ep.94 (~25 min.), 1996

 

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Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Historical, Samurai, Romance
Tags: Historical, Martial Arts, Martial Arts, Meiji Era, Samurai, Swords & Co, Action, Feudal Japan, Samurai, Shounen, Swordplay
Release Date: 10.01.1996 ‑ 08.09.1998
Studios: Studio DEEN Co., Ltd., GALLOP
Licensors: Media Blasters
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: TV (1996)
Episodes: 94, ~25 min.

Alternative names:

るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-
Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai
Rurouni Kenshin: Legend of Kyoto
Rurouni Kenshin: Tales of the Meiji
Samurai X
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story
るろうにけんしんめいじけんかくろまんたん
Nineteenth century Japan: a land torn by warfare and rebellion, where small bands of soldiers seek to overthrow the tyrannical Tokugawa Shogunate. Enter Kenshin, a young orphan whose fighting skills were honed by the great swordsman Hiko. But Kenshin’s soul is embattled much like the killing fields of Japan, with his hopes for a new world peace at odds with his life of blood and killing.
Himura Kenshin is a vagabond with a dark past and sunny disposition. Not a ronin but a rurouni, he was never a samurai, but an assassin of utmost skill in the Meiji restoration, who in the turning point of the war simply walked away. His travels lead him to Tokyo in the 11th year of the Meiji era, where he befriends a female Kendo master, a former thief, a brawler and a doctor all with their own secrets. Together they fight off the enemies surfacing from the dark past that Kenshin cannot escape.
In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?
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Related anime:

Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal OVA, 1999, Prequel
Rurouni Kenshin TV, 1996, Sequel
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Review Special TV-Special, 1997, Side story
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Special Techniques TV-Special, 1997, Side story
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Summer Recap TV-Special, 1997, Summary
Samurai X: The Movie Movie, 1997, Side story
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Rurou no Saihate, Hi to Ruri no Kizuna wa Shiosai no Uchi ni OVA, 1998, Side story
Samurai X: Reflection OVA, 2001, Sequel
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Shin Kyoto Hen OVA, 2011, Side story
Rurouni Kenshin DVD-BOX Special Ending Special, 2007, Alternative version

Related manga:

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story Manga, 1994, Adaptation

Related characters:

Kenshin HIMURA
Kenshin HIMURA
Kaoru KAMIYA
Kaoru KAMIYA
Makoto SHISHIO
Makoto SHISHIO
Kanryuu TAKEDA
Kanryuu TAKEDA
Yahiko MYOUJIN
Yahiko MYOUJIN
Megumi TAKANI
Megumi TAKANI
Sanosuke SAGARA
Sanosuke SAGARA
Souzou SAGARA
Souzou SAGARA
Shikijo
Shikijo
Anji YUKYUZAN
Anji YUKYUZAN
Aritomo YAMAGATA
Aritomo YAMAGATA
Hannya
Hannya
Hyottoko
Hyottoko
Hajime SAITOU
Hajime SAITOU
Soujiro SETA
Soujiro SETA
Seijuurou HIKO
Seijuurou HIKO
Aoshi SHINOMORI
Aoshi SHINOMORI
Misao MAKIMACHI
Misao MAKIMACHI
Cho SAWAGEJO
Cho SAWAGEJO
Hoji SADOJIMA
Hoji SADOJIMA
Seiku ARAI
Seiku ARAI
Yuumi KOMAGATA
Yuumi KOMAGATA
Eiji MISHIMA
Eiji MISHIMA
Jine UDOU
Jine UDOU
Nenji KASHIWAZAKI
Nenji KASHIWAZAKI
Tsubame SANJOU
Tsubame SANJOU
Beshimi
Beshimi
Yutaro TSUKAYAMA
Yutaro TSUKAYAMA
Tae SEKIHARA
Tae SEKIHARA
Arundo AKAMATSU
Arundo AKAMATSU
SHIBUMI
SHIBUMI
Gensai OGUNI
Gensai OGUNI
Toshiyoshi KAWAJI
Toshiyoshi KAWAJI
Toshimichi OOKUBO
Toshimichi OOKUBO
Senkaku
Senkaku
Iori ARAI
Iori ARAI
Kamatari HONJO
Kamatari HONJO
Usui UONUMA
Usui UONUMA
Fuji
Fuji
Saizuchi
Saizuchi
Tsunan TSUKIOKA
Tsunan TSUKIOKA
Raijuuta ISURUGI
Raijuuta ISURUGI
Souji Okita
Souji Okita
Jinpu
Jinpu
Sakata
Sakata
Han'nya
Han'nya
Uonuma Usui
Uonuma Usui
Iwanbou
Iwanbou
Shougo Amakusa
Shougo Amakusa
Seikuu Arai
Seikuu Arai
Touma Sakaki
Touma Sakaki
Tokisada Muto
Tokisada Muto
Sayo Muto
Sayo Muto
Nishiwaki
Nishiwaki
Gohei Hiruma
Gohei Hiruma
Rokusuke
Rokusuke
Gasuke
Gasuke
Heizo Ogawa
Heizo Ogawa
Oguni Gensai
Oguni Gensai
Suzume Gensai
Suzume Gensai
Ayame Gensai
Ayame Gensai
Shura
Shura
Sae Sekihara
Sae Sekihara
Shirojo
Shirojo
Kurojo
Kurojo
Oumime
Oumime
Masukami
Masukami
Katsuhiro Tsukioka
Katsuhiro Tsukioka
Kawaji
Kawaji
Tetsuma Okubo
Tetsuma Okubo
Reisui
Reisui
Toramaru
Toramaru
Marimo Ebisu
Marimo Ebisu
Azusa Arai
Azusa Arai
Kaishu Katsu
Kaishu Katsu
Itsuko Katsu
Itsuko Katsu
Daigoro Okuma
Daigoro Okuma
Misanagi
Misanagi
Tsubaki
Tsubaki
Henya Kariwa
Henya Kariwa
Lentz Shoui
Lentz Shoui
Myojin YAHIKO
Myojin YAHIKO
Seta SOJIRO
Seta SOJIRO
Takani MEGUMI
Takani MEGUMI
Takeda KANRYUU
Takeda KANRYUU
Anji Yuukuuzan
Anji Yuukuuzan
Tomoe Yukishiro
Tomoe Yukishiro
Sayo 'Magdaria' Amakusa
Sayo 'Magdaria' Amakusa