The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Takimi Shigure watched his friends and family get cut down in the name of ...
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Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.
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The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Takimi Shigure watched his friends and family get cut down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desperate rebels have sworn to settle one final score. Only one man stands in their way: Kenshin Himura. But when Shigure discovers Kenshin's true identity as the Hitokiri Battosai, his fight becomes a personal vendetta.
The USA DVD from ADV Films has a reversible cover. See more »
The scenes that show Kenshin as the Hitokiri Batosai in the beginning of the film and throughout the flashbacks is incorrect. Kenshin is shown with the full X shaped scar on his right cheek, even though Kenshin swore that he would stop killing after Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal. See more »
The DVD from ADV Films replaced the original Japanese title card to read: 'Samurai X: The Motion Picture'. See more »
On the USA DVD from ADV Films, there are English overlays on top of the original Japanese credits and locations in the film, also, there is a "Samurai X: Requiem For the Meiji Restoration Patriots" overlay title card over the original Japanese "Rurouni Kenshin" title card. The Japanese ending credits have been replaced with English credits and the song lyrics have forced subtitles. See more »
My Vote - The Best Japanese Anime Film Of 1997. An Epic Story.
The Japanese are the best animators in the world and this anime film proves it.
Rurôni Kenshin: Ishin shishi e no Requiem (1997)starts back in the days of the Meji revolution when Kenshin was the feared Hitokiri Battōsai.
Hitokiri Battōsai kills in battle a samurai called Takatsuki Gentatsu. Takatsuki's death is witnessed by his comrade Shigure Takimi.
The film then shifts to the year is 1879, and Japan is finally at peace, starting to modernize, and has opened its borders to the outside world.
Miss Kaoru, Kenshin, Sanosuke and Yahiko arrive at Yokohama by train for a sight-seeing tour.
There they witness a fight between some European sailors and a man called Shigure Takimi. Kenshin helps Shigure fight off the sailors. Later Kenshin and Shigure acquaint themselves.
Shigure Takimi has secretly sworn to avenge his fallen comrade by a Restoration movement to overthrow the current Japanese Government, and he has amassed some weapons and recruits for that purpose.
Toki who is the sister of the slain Takatsuki Gentatsu is deeply in love with Shigure Takimi. When things begin to get out of Toki's hands she reaches out to seek Kenshin's help. Kenshin promises to unite Toki and Shigure, but will that promise be fulfilled?
Watch this exciting film to find out.
Note: this anime contains scenes of violence so I do not recommend this film for children and persons under the age of 18.
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