Rurouni Kenshin

Alt title: Kenshin

TV (94 eps)
4.342 of 5 from 29,283 votes
Rank #270

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
VivisQueen 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

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Yanagi13 Dec 24, 2010
Score 7.4/10

Synopsis The Revolution of Bakumatsu marked the end of the Edo era in late 18th century Japan. In the wreckage of the final battle, the most legendary combatant disappeared into the darkness, never to be seen again. Ten years have since gone by, and the ways of the sword have been outlawed. Not all is well however, as a certain few survivors of the rebellion still lie in the shadows, awaiting an opportunity to... read more

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  • Movie (1 ep)
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Rurouni Kenshin: Seisouhen
  • OVA (2 eps)
  • 2001
Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc
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Related manga

Rurouni Kenshin
  • Vol: 28; Ch: 255
  • 1994 - 1999
Rurouni Kenshin: Voyage to the Moon World (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 1; Ch: 19
  • 1996
Rurouni Kenshin: Cherry Blossoms in the Spring
  • One Shot
  • 1999
Rurouni Kenshin: Yahiko no Sakabatou
  • One Shot
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Rurouni Kenshin: Kinema-ban
  • Vol: 2; Ch: 10
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Rurouni Kenshin Uramaku: Honoo wo Suberu
  • Vol: 1; Ch: 3
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