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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 ...
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 Kogorô Katsura 4 episodes, 1999
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 Shinsaku Takasugi 4 episodes, 1999
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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
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 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 ...
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 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 ...
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 Kenshin Himura / ... 4 episodes, 1999
Ken Webster ...
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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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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

Although the of Kenshin's life depicted in this OVA series was also detailed in the original manga, the TV series "Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan" (1996) never mentions Tomoe by name, but Hiko does mention ask Kenshin about his lost love at Tomoe's gravesite in Kyoto. The only characters aside from Kenshin that also appear in the TV series are Saito, Hiko, and assumedly Shishio (the unnamed assassin). 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 »

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Referenced in Samurai XXX (2004) See more »

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Quiet Life
by Taku Iwasaki
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This anime deserves an all 10
1 October 2003 | by 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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