Rurouni Kenshin

"140 years ago in Kyoto,with the coming of the 'Black Ships', there arose a warrior called Hitokiri Battousai. Felling men with his blood stained blade, he closed the turbulent Bakumatsu era and slashed open the age known as Meiji. Then he vanished, and with the flow of years, became a legend. In the 11th year of Meiji, in the middle of Tokyo this tale begins..." Rurouni Kenshin (the OAVs and Movie are known as Samurai X) tells the story of a wanderer named Kenshin, who used to be called Hitokiri Battousai (Hitokiri means Assassin) during the Japanese civil war, and is now trying to make up for his past and all his murders by helping those in trouble with his reverse-blade sword and by using his powerful technique called Hiten-Mitsurugi Ryu to battle oppressors of freedom and justice, yet struggling with himself and his own murdering self. During the series Kenshin joins others in his quest: Kaoru Kamiya, a young orphan girl who became tutor of the Kamiya-Kashin Ryu Kendo style; Sanosuke Sagara, a mercenary who used to bear the name Zanza and fights just with his incredibly powerful fists; Yahiko Myojin, a young boy who was rescued by Kenshin from a band of thieves and now a pupil on Kaoru's dojo; and Megumi Takani, a female doctor who was rescued by Kenshin from a band which forced her to make a lethal drug. Together they all fight those who oppress the weak while they seek their destiny as well happiness and redemption. The series is based on a homonymous manga created by Nobuhiro Watsuki, which was first published in 1994.

Ended
TV series created in 1996 and concluded in 1999 by Nobuhiro Watsuki.
The show consists of 4 seasons and 100 episodes.

S02E16

S02E16 : A Decisive Battle like Violent Waters 8.87/10 (49 voting)

S02E03

S02E03 : A Wish Unrequited 8.78/10 (47 voting)

S02E02

S02E02 : A Devil of Vengeance 8.6/10 (46 voting)

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Seasons

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Creator
Hirotsugu KawasakiKey Animation
Katsumi EndoStoryboard

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  • Original title

    るろうに剣心―明治剣客浪漫譚―

  • Type

    TV series

  • Episodes

    4 Seasons • 100 Episodes

  • Rating

    8.6/10 (13 441 voting)

  • Popularity : 100%

  • Country of origin

    JP

  • Original language(s)

    ja

  • Running time

    25 :

  • Website

    http://www.kenshin-tv.com…

  • Status

    Ended