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Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai 

Rurôni Kenshin -Meiji kenkaku romantan (original title)
The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.
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Mayo Suzukaze ...
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 Himura Kenshin / ... 94 episodes, 1996-1998
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 Shikijo (2000) 92 episodes, 1996-1998
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Dan Lorge ...
 Chief Officer / ... 25 episodes, 1996
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 Yahiko (1996-1998) 24 episodes, 1996
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A man slayer, Kenshin Himura, who played a major role in defeating Tokugawa Shogunate of feudal Japan carries his reverse blade sword (with a promise not to slay anymore). He embarks on a quest to repent for his sins by helping the innocent. He lodges in Kamia Kashin dojo where he becomes an acquaintance of Kaorou, the assistant instructor of the dojo. After being saved by Kenshin from mafia, a stubborn young boy, Yahiko Myojin joins the dojo as a student. Sanousuke, a victim of war becomes an acquaintance of Kenshin after losing to him in a duel. Together with his new friends, Kenshin carries out his ideal of helping the innocent. A series of events unfold that questions his ideal of living for the innocent and not slaying men. Kenshin faces every opponent with his reverse blade to uphold justice. Written by kumar29nov1992@gmail.com

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The story of the Samurai!


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17 March 2003 (USA)  »

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(95 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the main characters, Hajime Saitoh, was a real person. Saitoh was a swordsman for the Shinsen Gumi throughout the last days of the Bakufu (Shogunate) government and the fighting leading up to the Meiji Restoration. After the defeat of the Shogunate, he did obtain a job in a provincial police organization, where he spent his days before this death near the end of the century. See more »

Quotes

Hajime Saitoh: How's that old saying go? The one about sneezes? If sneezing three times means someone doesn't like me, I think I'll survive.
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Soundtracks

Sanbun-no-Ichi no Junjou na Kanjou
Performed by Siam Shade
Composition and Lyrics by Siam Shade
Arranged by Siam Shade and Akashi Masao
Ending Theme: Episodes 67-82
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a masterpiece!
26 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Without any doubt this is one of the best animated series ever done and my favored of all times.

The way they combine fiction and real facts of Japanese history occurred during the Mei Ji era make it more interesting.

What make it different from other Japanese series is that in this case the main character, Kenshin Himura, has a real purpose to fight for in order to mend all those terrible things he did in the past.

Another point about it is the way they combine drama, action, romance and comedy. The backgrounds and the music are just brilliant and exquisite. There's no doubt these series has one of the best soundtracks.


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