Rurouni Kenshin Movie

Alt title: Samurai X: The Motion Picture

Movie (1 ep x 91 min)
4.046 of 5 from 9,128 votes
Rank #799

During the Bakumatsu Period, death filled Japan as people fought for what was in their hearts. A young man took up the sword to fight for the Meiji government: he was known as Hitokiri Battousai. It is now the 12th year of the Meiji Period, and Hitokiri Battousai is now known as Himura Kenshin; he atones for his sins by carrying a reversed-blade sword that will never kill again. During a trip to Yokohama, Kenshin meets a samurai named Takimi Shigure who lost a close friend, Takatsuki Gentatsu, during the conflicts in the past. Takimi blames himself foolishly for his friend’s death, and vows to take revenge upon this corrupt Meiji government who wasted Gentatsu's sacrifice. As swords weave blood from their masters' enemies upon the bloody ground, one thing is certain: revenge will bring only suffering and regret is a miserable feeling.

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Rbastid's avatar by Rbastid on Jul 22, 2016
Score 5/10

Plopped awkwardly is the middle of season three, this movie should serve to fill in some holes before a spectacular ending, but from the looks of it, I'd say it was a way for Studio Gallop to unload episodes they were working on before the show was moved to studio Deen. Story - 4/10 As with most of the stories in Kenshin this one deals with, oh shocker, people wanting to take revenge against the... read more

PhdInCartoons's avatar by PhdInCartoons on Mar 13, 2013
Score 6.9/10

Story Pretty boring, and removed from the rest. It really has nothing to do with the OVAs and is more similar to the show. However it is alot worse. The story could have been quite good but it is not handled that well. Animation Lower in standard than the rest. You would expect an animated film version of an anime to have beter quality than the show. Surprisingly though it is the same. This means that is... read more

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Rurouni Kenshin TV 1996
Rurouni Kenshin: Special Techniques TV Special 1997
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Rurouni Kenshin: Seisouhen OVA 2001
Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc OVA 2011

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Rurouni Kenshin 1994
Rurouni Kenshin: Yahiko no Sakabatou 1999
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