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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen 

In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Mayo Suzukaze ...
 Kenshin Himura (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Tomoe Yukishiro (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Enishi Yukishiro (4 episodes, 1999)
Masami Suzuki ...
 Shinta (4 episodes, 1999)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
 Seijûrô Hiko (4 episodes, 1999)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Kogorô Katsura (4 episodes, 1999)
Wataru Takagi ...
 Shinsaku Takasugi (4 episodes, 1999)
Ryûsei Nakao ...
 Îzuka (4 episodes, 1999)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Hajime Saitô (4 episodes, 1999)
Akari Hibino ...
 Sôshi Okita (4 episodes, 1999)
Minoru Uchida ...
 Tatsumi (4 episodes, 1999)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...
 Akira Kiyosato (4 episodes, 1999)
Satoshi Tsuruoka ...
 Jubei Shigekûra (4 episodes, 1999)
Mitsuaki Hoshino ...
 Katagai (4 episodes, 1999)
Hiromi Setsu ...
 Ikumatsu (4 episodes, 1999)
Rikiya Koyama ...
 Toshizô Hijikata (4 episodes, 1999)
Hiroshi Takahashi ...
 Isami Kondô (4 episodes, 1999)
Hiroshi Shimozaki ...
 Sudo (4 episodes, 1999)
Norihisa Mori ...
 Ishiji (4 episodes, 1999)
Azusa Nakao ...
 Kasumi (4 episodes, 1999)
Noriko Namiki ...
 Akane (4 episodes, 1999)
Kaori Yuasa ...
 Sakura (4 episodes, 1999)
Shizuka Okohira ...
 Landlady (4 episodes, 1999)
Takahiro Hirano ...
 Soldier (4 episodes, 1999)
Teppei Takasugi ...
 Soldier (4 episodes, 1999)
Tomokazu Yokoyama ...
 Soldier (4 episodes, 1999)
Makoto Ueki ...
 Patriot (4 episodes, 1999)
Kôichi Tateishi ...
 Brigand (4 episodes, 1999)
Hidenori Konda ...
 Brigand (4 episodes, 1999)
Nobuyuki Saitô ...
 Brigand (4 episodes, 1999)
Mariko Nagahama ...
 Shirakawa Woman (4 episodes, 1999)
Sachiko Ikeda ...
 Nobii (4 episodes, 1999)
Miki Nôsô ...
 Woman (4 episodes, 1999)
Naomi Matamura ...
 Woman (4 episodes, 1999)
Reiji Kamiya ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Naoko Seto ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Mitsuyo Tanaka ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Mika Ishibashi ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Sachie Maruyama ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
...
 Akira Kiyosato (4 episodes, 1999)
Jose Brown ...
 Kondo (4 episodes, 1999)
...
 Shigekura (4 episodes, 1999)
Katherine Catmull ...
 Katsu / ... (4 episodes, 1999)
Ken Cook ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
...
 Tomoe Yukishiro (4 episodes, 1999)
Martinique Duchene ...
 Flower Vendor / ... (4 episodes, 1999)
Mallard Fillmore ...
 Soudou (4 episodes, 1999)
Lainie Frasier ...
 Landlady (4 episodes, 1999)
Corey Gagne ...
 Katsura (4 episodes, 1999)
Brian Gaston ...
 Enishi (4 episodes, 1999)
Samantha Inoue Harte ...
 Additional Characters (4 episodes, 1999)
Christa Kimlicko-Jones ...
 Kasumi (4 episodes, 1999)
Ellie McBride ...
 Etoro (4 episodes, 1999)
Tish Morone ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Noah Passavoy ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Jason Phelps ...
 Takasugi (4 episodes, 1999)
John Paul Shepard ...
 Tatsumi (4 episodes, 1999)
Boon Sheridan ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Jason P. Stingley ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
Douglas Taylor ...
 Katagai (4 episodes, 1999)
Lara Toner ...
 Ikumatsu (4 episodes, 1999)
Kari Waggoner ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1999)
J. Shanon Weaver ...
 Kenshin Himura / ... (4 episodes, 1999)
Ken Webster ...
 Saitou (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Urara (4 episodes, 1999)
Joe York ...
 Hiko (4 episodes, 1999)
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Storyline

In Meiji era Japan, Kenshin Himura has been trained in the deadliest of sword arts. When the House he was hired by is defeated and forced into hiding, Kenshin must pretend to be the husband of Tomoe. The only catch is, Kenshin killed her fiance, and she is now secretly spying on him. While in hiding, Kenshin and Tomoe grow to love each other, and Kenshin comes to terms with who he is. This is the backstory to the Rurouni Kenshin manga and to a lesser extent, the television series based off of the manga. Written by Annonymous

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Exiled Assasian, Tormented Woman. (Betrayal DVD Box) See more »


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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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22 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal  »

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(4 episodes) | (director's cut)

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Trivia

Among the events in this OVA is included a fictionalized version of what became known as the Ikeda-ya affair, when in June 1864 the Shinsengumi in Kyoto raided an inn, the Ikeda-ya, being used as a hideout by pro-Imperial fighters. The alleged plot was to destroy Kyoto through fire, hopefully destabilizing the Shogunate's grip on the people. In the end, the Shinsengumi broke up the ring, killing 8, wounding another 4, and arresting 20. This made them national heroes in the eyes of the Tokugawa bakufu. See more »

Quotes

Seijûrô Hiko: You are about to die, so knowing my name is useless to you.
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Crazy Credits

The original DVDs from ADV Films replaced the original Japanese title card to read: 'Samurai X: Trust' and 'Samurai X: Betrayal'. This is restored for the Director's Cut DVD. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Quiet Life
by Taku Iwasaki
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This anime deserves an all 10
1 October 2003 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews



This anime deserves an all 10, even if you take each category seperatly. The animation and music is just beautiful. The story and the characters feel real and moveing. The visual storytelling is well implied, And the swordfighting is the best Ive seen in an anime, for realism and feel. You cant recreate the first time you saw a film, but still, I will have to watch this again and again... I have high hopes for the secound OVA... Average 10(10)


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