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Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal 

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen (original title)
In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity.
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Series cast summary:
Mayo Suzukaze ...
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 Tomoe Yukishiro 4 episodes, 1999
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 Enishi Yukishiro 4 episodes, 1999
Masami Suzuki ...
Shûichi Ikeda ...
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Kogorô Katsura 4 episodes, 1999
Wataru Takagi ...
 Shinsaku Takasugi 4 episodes, 1999
Ryûsei Nakao ...
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Hajime Saitô 4 episodes, 1999
Akari Hibino ...
 Sôshi Okita 4 episodes, 1999
Minoru Uchida ...
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...
 Akira Kiyosato 4 episodes, 1999
Satoshi Tsuruoka ...
 Jubei Shigekûra 4 episodes, 1999
Mitsuaki Hoshino ...
Hiromi Setsu ...
 Ikumatsu 4 episodes, 1999
Rikiya Koyama ...
 Toshizô Hijikata 4 episodes, 1999
Hiroshi Takahashi ...
 Isami Kondô 4 episodes, 1999
Hiroshi Shimozaki ...
Norihisa Mori ...
Azusa Nakao ...
Noriko Namiki ...
Kaori Yuasa ...
Shizuka Okohira ...
Takahiro Hirano ...
Teppei Takasugi ...
Tomokazu Yokoyama ...
Makoto Ueki ...
Kôichi Tateishi ...
Hidenori Konda ...
Nobuyuki Saitô ...
Mariko Nagahama ...
 Shirakawa Woman 4 episodes, 1999
Sachiko Ikeda ...
Miki Nôsô ...
Naomi Matamura ...
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
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 Akira Kiyosato 4 episodes, 1999
Jose Brown ...
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 Shigekura 4 episodes, 1999
Katherine Catmull ...
 Katsu / ... 4 episodes, 1999
Ken Cook ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
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Martinique Duchene ...
 Flower Vendor / ... 4 episodes, 1999
Mallard Fillmore ...
Lainie Frasier ...
 Landlady 4 episodes, 1999
Corey Gagne ...
Brian Gaston ...
Samantha Inoue Harte ...
 Additional Characters 4 episodes, 1999
Christa Kimlicko-Jones ...
Ellie McBride ...
Tish Morone ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Noah Passavoy ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Jason Phelps ...
 Takasugi 4 episodes, 1999
John Paul Shepard ...
Boon Sheridan ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Jason P. Stingley ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Douglas Taylor ...
Lara Toner ...
 Ikumatsu 4 episodes, 1999
Kari Waggoner ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
J. Shanon Weaver ...
 Kenshin Himura / ... 4 episodes, 1999
Ken Webster ...
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Joe York ...
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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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Ruthless, Deadly, Still A Child. (Trust DVD Box) See more »


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22 August 2000 (USA)  »

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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: The moon... peers down on a diseased world.
Seijûrô Hiko: There is no cure for the disease. An entire race vaults mindlessly into destruction. Not even a man of colossal power will be able to prevent the inevitable.
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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 »

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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Quiet Life
by Taku Iwasaki
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The most beautiful anime I've ever seen
5 March 2005 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

If you look for an anime who has a romantic, horror, action, drama with a great philosophy and can make you learn about life even more, you should see Rurouni Kenshin Tsuiokuhen.

This anime is just too adorable to be missed (but be sure you're over 13, don't fear of blood, and don't have a heart disease). It's so realistic, tragic, but also fantastic. The coolest thing of this anime is the two characters, Himura Kenshin (Hitokiri Battousai) & Yukishiro Tomoe. They are such cool cynical character who really show the characters of Japanese in 19th century time. They are the coolest couple of all time anime history!

I can compare this anime with some great historical drama movies I've seen such as Life is Beautiful, Gone With The Wind, and The Last Emperor. Only one that you can't find in this movie: Laughter. Well, this is not a drama comedy like the TV series after all.

And by the way, the soundtrack is so wonderful too. Really magnificent!


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