Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

Alt titles: Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal

OVA (4 eps)
4.558 out of 5 from 15,356 votes
Rank #31

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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kamenoko's avatar by kamenoko on Aug 11, 2006
Score: 10/10

It is difficult to explain why Rurouni Kenshin - Reminiscence is the best piece of animation, ever. The best I can come up with is that it distilled the television series down to its best components: A Samurai epic, and a love story. But this isn’t true, what makes Reminiscence the best animation ever is what was left out: cute secondary characters, announcing your attack before actually doing... read more

lelouchllover's avatar by lelouchllover on Apr 13, 2011
Score: 9.9/10

This a masterpiece animation period. It acts as the prequel of the actual series Rurouni Kenshin produced in the mid 90 and is shown around the mid-end of the original manga classic by Watsuki Nobuhiro. However you do not need to watch the lenghty anime series beforehand to appreciate it. This movie defines perfection for me and is the reason why I love animation more than live movies. The story is... read more

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