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(Rurouni Kenshin)

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Rurouni Kenshin Summary:

Rurouni Kenshin is the story of a wanderer called Himura Kenshin (with Himura meaning, "of the village," and Kenshin meaning "Sword Heart"). During the Bakumatsu (end of Edo dynasty in Japan), he was known as the Hitokiri Battousai, which meant, "Assassin of Sword-Drawing." Kenshin killed with a single stroke, quick and painless.

He was a member of the Choshu Ishin group, and was a hitokiri for them. Later, he was transferred by Katsura Kogoro to the front to fight against the Shinsen Gumi. After a period, he left the Choshu, and began wandering throughout Japan. He took a vow never to kill again, and replaced his sword with a Sakabatou(reverse-bladed sword) so that he may still use his fighting skills but not to kill. Eventually he wanders into Tokyo where he is confronted by a Kenjutsu master by the name of Kamiya Kaoru, master of Kamiya Kasshin Ryu.

He later saves her, and she asks him to stay with her for a while. But, all of these "colorful characters" keep coming after him, wanting to bring in a bounty on his head. As he lives in a dojo with Kamiya Kaoru and her apprentice, who is a hot headed, fire tempered, juvenile delinquent. If you like action shows, this ones pretty good, but not that glamourous.

Rurouni Kenshin is the story of a wandering samurai who uses a sword technique called the Hiten Mitserugi style, one of the most powerful and complicated techniques in the show. His name is Kenshin Himura but referred to as Botosai the Man Slayer. As a kid his whole village is murdered, and thats when he meets his master. His master leaves him with a choice to join him, and his master leaves the village. He returns to find that Kenshin had buried everyone with nothing but his hands. Years later during the war kenshin decides to go and fight.

Ten years later Kenshin finds himself in Tokyo in the Kamiya Kashin Dojo where he meets Kaoru. Soon after that a man named Sanoske and Yahiko. Kenshin gets into a crap load of fights with old enemies and some new ones. I don't want to name them all but here is a few: The Oni Waban Group, Soujiro, Jineh, and Shishio.

The fight scenes in this anime are excellent, especially the one between Kenshin and Sito. The animation is some of the best i've seen. I would recommend this show to any anime fan who likes a good fight. The sucky thing is they only show it saturday nights on cartoon network.

Main Characters: TV Series

Himura Kenshin (Swordsman, Adventurer)
Kamiya Kaoru (Swordswoman, teacher of the Kamiya Kashin Dojo)
Myoujin Yahiko (Swordsman, student of the Kamiya Kashin Dojo)
Sagara Sanosuke (Fighter, Adventurer)
Takani Megumi (Doctor)


The Rurouni Kenshin series takes place 10 years into the Meiji Era, the peaceful time period after the Bakumatsu Era. An assassin from the Bakumatsu Era named Himura Kenshin, and nicknamed "Battousai" lives as a wanderer, using his sakaba (blunt sword) to keep the peace. The series is rather lengthy anime that contains three OVA's in addition to the anime series itself. The first two OVA's are done in the old style when the series was known as samurai X, quite different from the modern-style anime series most of you will be familiar with. These were titled 'Memory' or 'Trust and Betrayal' (which is my favorite and is depicted in the image to the left) and 'Seisou Hen'. The third OVA uses the anime series style and is entitled 'Meiji Kenkaku Romantan'.

What will you see?

Various weapon fights
Unique villians
Dramatical events
Mild comedy
A mild romance story

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matto10-20-2003 16:58 [E-Mail,Site]
kenshin is the best thing since sliced bread
kagome10-17-2003 22:35 [E-Mail,Site]
Kenshin is cool! But (f)ing toonami cant see that!BUT at least they still show it. ALSO i cant believe they have (f)ing transformers,samuri jack,and he-man on toonami now! They (f)ing JackAsses! O! Excuse me for my rude language but they are (f)ing A-holes!!!
UnKnown10-11-2003 21:57 [E-Mail,Site]
Rurouni Kenshin is so (f)ing awesome!!!!!!!!I love it so much!! But, Damn CartoonNetwork had to move it to 11:00 P.M.!!!I mean what is their problem ya think they would get a clue and move it back to Toonami!!!!!!
Heart of Sword10-11-2003 17:54 [E-Mail,Site]
u can dl every ep on kazaa
and DO NOT dl OVA 5 & 6!!
it's a cutoff after returning from kyoto (battle w/ shishio) that differs from the tv series |Drag mouse over to see: Ex(spoiler): AND WORST OF ALL, "Kenshin dies in the OVA!!"| plus, he acts like an a-hole in his negligence towards kaoru. totally unacceptable. at least there's kenji ^_^
sigh, neway finish up the tv series and if u wanna kno about shinta's past, watch ova 1-4 but not 5*6
the quality sux neway w/ the fansub & sh*t OR ELSE YOU'LL BE DISSAPOINTED AND FIND YOURSELF CRYING AT THE END ::sniffle
Hasen09-12-2003 22:46 [E-Mail,Site]
It really sucks that Rorouni Kenshin was moved to Saturdays. Then they replaced it with that gay show cyborg 0,0,none. I wouldn\'t care if Rorouni Kenshin was the only show on toonami which that is the only show I really watch on toonami. If you have\'nt seen this anime before you are missing out on the greastest action, no the greatest cartoon in the world.
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