Rurouni Kenshin

Alt title: Kenshin

TV (94 eps)
4.343 of 5 from 27,080 votes
Rank #242

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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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Dec 7, 2008
Score 6.5/10

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Perhaps the astonishing thing about Rurouni Kenshin’s consistently strong following over the years is that the series is staggeringly inconsistent. For the first thirty episodes, it’s quite possible that I watched the same cliché on repeat. Some glory-hunting thugs or evil yakuza challenge a buffoonish Kenshin to a fight, only to end... read more

Th3Laugh1ngMan's avatar by Th3Laugh1ngMan on Dec 21, 2015
Score 9.4/10

just grading the kyoto arc because the first and last arc were shitty pieces of travesty and this second arc is incredible music is godly characters dont' spout philosophical nonsense yet there's lots of depths in the characters better than every other shounen out there!  it's not really a kid's show but i guess it can be but the show is pretty dark and serious the character designs are pretty well... read more

Related anime

Rurouni Kenshin Movie Movie 1997
Rurouni Kenshin: Special Techniques TV Special 1997
Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen OVA 1999
Rurouni Kenshin: Seisouhen OVA 2001
Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc OVA 2011

Related manga

Rurouni Kenshin 1994
Rurouni Kenshin: Yahiko no Sakabatou 1999
Rurouni Kenshin: Kinema-ban 2012
Rurouni Kenshin Uramaku: Honoo wo Suberu 2014

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