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Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal

OVA, ep.4 (~30 min.), 1999

 

Information:

Genres: Action, Drama, Romance, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai
Tags: Historical, Samurai, Swords & Co, Feudal Japan, Romance, Samurai, Swordsmen, Violence
Release Date: 20.02.1999 ‑ 22.09.1999
Studios: Studio DEEN Co., Ltd.
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Type: OVA (1999)
Episodes: 4, ~30 min.

Alternative names:

るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚- 追憶編
Rurouni Kenshin - Tsuiokuhen OVA
Samurai X: Reminiscence
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Tsuiokuhen
るろうに剣心―明治剣客浪漫譚―追憶編
Rurouni Kenshin: Reminiscence
Nineteenth century Japan: a land torn by rebellion and civil warfare; small bands of soldiers roam the land, seeking to overthrow the tyrannical Tokugawa Shogunate. Enter the young orphan Kenshin, trained as a fighter by the master swordsman Hiko. Kenshin's desire for peace is at odds with his brutal life, and the tension seems unreconcilable until he meets a mysterious woman named Tomoe. The enigmatic Tomoe's actions may show Kenshin that another life can exist for him, or may instead conceal a destructive secret. Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal Director's Cut follows the progress of the rebellion against the Shogunate and the complex evolution of Kenshin's and Tomoe's involvement, and reveals how Kenshin received the distinctive cross-shaped facial scar that gives the film its name.
In the days before the Japanese Revolution, Hiko Seiijuro, a wandering master swordsman and hermit, encounters a bandit raid on a slave wagon. Hiko kills the raiding bandits in hopes of saving as many lives as possible, but only manages to spare one life from the massacre. Hiko leaves the child, advising him to go to the nearby village and have them take care of him. A few days later, as Hiko comes back to check upon the child he saved, he is shocked to see the child had created graves, both for the slaves he befriended and the bandits who killed them. Seeing potential in the young one, Hiko takes the child under his wing, names him Kenshin, meaning "heart of sword," and teaches him about the art of swordsmanship under the Hiten Mitsuruugi Ryu.
Struggling in a constant challenge with his ideal beliefs reflecting against the harshness of reality, Tsuiokuhen tells the melancholic and dark story of Himura Kenshin as one of the most feared assassins of the Japanese Revolution: the Hitokiri Battousai.

Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the love of his life, Tomoe. Will he continue to fight his enemies in a killing rage or will she sheath his bloodstained sword?
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Related anime:

Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal OVA, 1999
Rurouni Kenshin TV, 1996, Sequel

Related manga:

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

Related characters:

Kenshin HIMURA
Kenshin HIMURA
Tomoe YUKISHIRO
Tomoe YUKISHIRO
Hajime SAITOU
Hajime SAITOU
Seijuurou HIKO
Seijuurou HIKO
Souji OKITA
Souji OKITA
Katsura KOGORO
Katsura KOGORO
Enishi YUKISHIRO
Enishi YUKISHIRO
Akira KYOSATO
Akira KYOSATO
IIZUKA
IIZUKA
TATSUMI
TATSUMI
KATAKAI
KATAKAI
Isami KONDOU
Isami KONDOU
Ikumatsu
Ikumatsu
Shinsaku TAKASUGI
Shinsaku TAKASUGI
Makoto Shishio
Makoto Shishio
Mumyoui Yatsume
Mumyoui Yatsume
Kogoro Katsura
Kogoro Katsura
Toshizo Hijikata
Toshizo Hijikata