Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

Alt titles: Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal

OVA (4 eps)
4.558 of 5 from 15,776 votes
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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

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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

ParaParaJMo's avatar by ParaParaJMo on Mar 13, 2014
Score: 9/10

All I have to say is that this is a must see for fans of the series. Even though this serves as a prequel, I would not recommend this to people who have not yet seen the TV series because the tone and style is completely different and will probably give you the wrong set of expectations for the TV series which always implements humor. While in this OAV, it’s flat out drama and full of tragedy, and none of... read more

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