Rurouni Kenshin

Alt titles: Kenshin

TV (94 eps)
4.34 of 5 from 25,518 votes
Rank #233

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

angelsreviews's avatar by angelsreviews on Jun 14, 2014
Score: 10/10

This is one of my favorite old time shows I have to say. A wandering swordsman who only wishes to have a good life without the problems of his past. It’s a story that is used many times over but what Rurouni Kenshin does that many of the others don’t seem to do is make more of a comedy then a drama romance. The characters are pretty loveable and you can feel for their stories, even some of the... read more

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