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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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Official Editorial Reviews

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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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Rurouni Kenshin closetanimefan 7/10 Jan 25, 2014
Kenshin closetanimefan 7/10 Jan 25, 2014
Kenshin MisakiUsagi 6.5/10 Dec 1, 2013
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both are clear samurai anime. Though there is a distinc difference in seriousness. If you like the more serious samurai series, check out Rurouni Kenshin. Did you find Rurouni Kenshin too dull and like to check out a series more hilareous than Rurouni Kenshin, check out Jubei-chan and you won't be disappointed

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