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Rurouni Kenshin

Alt titles: Kenshin

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In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?

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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Rurouni Kenshin: Special Techniques TV Special   TBD
Rurouni Kenshin Movie Movie 1997 TBD
Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen OVA 1999 TBD
Rurouni Kenshin: Seisouhen OVA 2001 TBD
Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc OVA 2011 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Rurouni Kenshin 1994 TBD
Rurouni Kenshin: Kinema-ban 2012 TBD
Name Role
Kazuhiro FURUHASHI Director
Noriyuki ASAKURA Music
Nobuhiro WATSUKI Original Manga Creator
Hiroshi HASEGAWA Producer
Mitsuhisa HIDA Producer
Koji KANEDA Producer
Ayao WAKANA Producer

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Rurouni Kenshin VivisQueen 6.5/10 Dec 7, 2008
Kenshin VivisQueen 6.5/10 Dec 7, 2008

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Kenshin and Shadow Skill TV both have a very similar format... starting out light hearted and comedic, and turning into something quite serious. But that isn't the only reason I recommended this. The character development in both is something to be interested in, with fighting being a pivotal role in each. The characters must strive to be stronger to save the ones they love, and that is why you'd like one if you liked the other. The tone of the series, the plot advancement, and much more.

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If you did like Rurouni Kenshin then you should enjoy Star Ocean. both series is about a boy/man that meet a girl and fight for her sake, then they meet alot of new friends along the way. In Rurouni Kenshin the characters is placed in old Japan when Star Ocen they are in a fantasy would.

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Moreover they both have plenty of sword fighting and action.

Finally they are both about creating a better world for those you love. Both main characters  try to protect the weak and fight against the idea of the weaker being unworthy of living.

All in all I think these two Animes have a  very similar feeling to them

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Action, fighting and general macho standoffs abound in both these anime. If you like your characters cooler and harder than ice, and you thought either Kenshin or Tenjho Tenge had it, then try the other one. What's more, both have a host of likeable characters and ensure the storyline is always highly engaging. The single major difference is that Tenjho Tenge involves ecchi whereas Kenshin does not.

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Anzelya

The similarity between those animes is not very big. First the main characters are both different gender, however the similarity in their appearance is shocking. Both of the main characters of animes have made a huge personality transformation. However in Kenshin the character changes into more kind person and in 12 Kingdoms into more cruel person. Even though the ideas of the animes are as different as they can be, I am fairly sure if you liked one of them, you would like the other one too.