Despite the fact Rurouni Kenshin did have a cult following, I myself being one of them at the time, I feel that this anime could have been something better. The story was pretty solid for the first 20 some odd episodes but then it just went all over the place during the last 30. I kind of felt lost at times, and literally re-watched every single episode a few times just to see if I missed anything. As for the animation, it felt a bit rushed. The sounds and music were pretty cool. The characters are by far both cool and weird. Kenshin himself is cool working along side Miss Karou. But then as the story progressed all the other characters seemed as though they were just a spur of the moment type of thing. Overall I give this anime a 7.5/10 overall and here's why... I liked the concept, and Kenshin's back story, which could have played out more in the anime, but thankfully was explained in the movie, but the art direction could have been better. Everything seemed rushed to me, but I still liked it regardless.