Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

Alt titles: Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal

OVA (4 eps)
4.56 out of 5 from 14,036 votes
Rank #27

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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GnarlyCranium's avatar by GnarlyCranium on Jan 3, 2011
Score: 10/10

Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen (Trust and Betrayal) is a work of art. Perfect. Profound. Heartbreaking. Shakespearean in its tragic beauty. This is the deep and terrible pain in the heart of that most hypocritical and wretched creature; a swordsman who fights for peace. ...Rurouni Kenshin the regular series, on the other hand, is a chibi-infested disgrace. If you... read more

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...

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