Rurouni Kenshin

Alt title: Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan

TV (94 eps)
1996 - 1998
4.352 out of 5 from 32,972 votes
Rank #331

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 Dec 8, 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 up... 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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