Ruroni Kenshin

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Introduction

Based on the self-titled Manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki (published in Shonen Jump by Shueisha). Rurouni Kenshin originally aired from 1996-1998 in Japan.

The story follows Kenshin Himura, a highly skilled swordsman and his journey across Japan during the Meiji era. Kenshin wanders Japan seeking forgiveness from his past of death and destruction. The story of the legendary assassin searching for redemption has been recognized worldwide as one of the greatest anime titles of all time. The hit anime would later be released to the US audience under the name “Samurai X” in 2003. As the popularity of Rurouni Kenshin increased, a series of OVAs would be released as a prequel to the original series. The two OVAs entitled “Trust & Betreyal” and “Reflection” will get the releases they deserve as they will be digitally re-mastered to High Definition Blu-Ray format.


Rurouni Kenshin The Movie

LIMITED EDITION

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DISC SPEC

  • Language:Japanese
  • Subtitle:English
  • Episodes:2 OVA Episodes
  • Total Run Timeapprox. 100 min.

BONUS CONTENTS

  • Exclusive new box and digipak art by ATSUKO NAKAJIMA (Character Designer)
  • Deluxe Booklet (Includes separate English translation booklet)

SYNOPSIS

Following the events of the hit TV series, the war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are those who are not pleased with the outcome. Shigure Takimi witnessed his family and friends get slain in the name of freedom and prosperity. Holding a cold hard grudge inside, Shigure Takimi along with a band of misguided rebels have sworn to exact revenge. There is only one man who stands between them and their goal: Himura Kenshin. But when Shigure discover’s Kenshin’s true identity as the sword-bearing master assassin, Shigure’s fight becomes a personal vendetta.

Staff & Cast

STAFF

  • Original Story: Nobuhiro Watsuki (JUMP Comics/Shueisha)
  • Director: Hatsuki Tsuji
  • Screenplay:Yukiyoshi Ohashi
  • Character Design / Animation Director: Hatsuki Tsuji
  • Music: Taro Iwashiro
  • Animation Production: Studio Gallop

CAST ( Japanese / Cast )

  • Kenshin Himura: Mayo Suzukaze / J. Shannon Weaver
  • Kaoru Kamiya: Miki Fujitani / Katherine Catmull
  • Yahiko Myojin: Mina Tominaga / Derek Wade
  • Sanosuke Sagara: Yuji Ueda / Gray G. Haddock
  • Megumi Takani: Mika Doi / Rebecca Robinson
  • Hajime Saito:: Hirotaka Suzuoki / Ken Webster
© 1997 N. Watsuki / Shueisha, Fuji-TV, Aniplex Inc.


Rurouni Kenshin OVA: Reflection (Seiso-hen)

LIMITED EDITION

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DISC SPEC

  • Language:Japanese
  • Subtitle:English
  • Episodes:2 OVA Episodes
  • Total Run Timeapprox. 95 min.

BONUS CONTENTS

  • Exclusive new box and digipak art by ATSUKO NAKAJIMA (Character Designer)
  • Deluxe Booklet (Includes separate English translation booklet)

SYNOPSIS

Kenshin’s history of death and destruction has left him known throughout all of Japan as the sword-bearing master assassin. Seeking retribution for his past, Kenshin wanders further away to a place he can call home. Although creating a time of peace through his actions, Kenshin continues to distance himself from the ones he loves. Kenshin’s wife, Kaoru, anxiously waits for the moment of his return. Will Kenshin ever return to his wife before she passes away from waiting?

Staff & Cast

STAFF

  • Original Story: Nobuhiro Watsuki (JUMP Comics/Shueisha)
  • Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
  • Screenplay:Reiko Yoshida
  • Character Design / Animation Director: Akira Matsushima
  • Music: Taku Iwasaki
  • Animation Production: Studio Deen

CAST ( Japanese / Cast )

  • Kenshin Himura: Mayo Suzukaze / J. Shannon Weaver
  • Kaoru Kamiya: Miki Fujitani / Katherine Catmull
  • Yahiko Myojin: Mina Tominaga / Derek Wade
  • Sanosuke Sagara: Yuji Ueda / Gray G. Haddock
  • Megumi Takani: Mika Doi / Rebecca Robinson
  • Enishi Yukishiro: Nozomu Sasaki / Bill Wise
  • Seijuro Hiko: Shuichi Ikeda / J. Hudson Brownlee
© 1997 N. Watsuki / Shueisha, Fuji-TV, Aniplex Inc.


Rurouni Kenshin OVA: Trust & Betrayal (Tsuioku-hen)

LIMITED EDITION

PRODUCT IMAGE

DISC SPEC

  • Language:Japanese
  • Subtitle:English
  • Episodes:4 OVA Episodes
  • Total Run Timeapprox. 125 min.

BONUS CONTENTS

  • Exclusive new box and digipak art by ATSUKO NAKAJIMA (Character Designer)
  • Deluxe Booklet (Includes separate English translation booklet)

SYNOPSIS

The amazing prequel to the hit TV series Rorouni Kenshin is collected in the OVA series Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal.

Set in nineteenth century Japan, journey into Kenshin’s past as a young orphan where he learns his fighting skills from the great swordsman Hiko. Witness his beginnings from an idealistic youth to a cold-hearted assassin in a land torn by warfare and rebellion. Amidst all the killing and betrayal, Kenshin’s world is thrown into further confusion by the arrival of a mysterious woman named Tomoe. Are Tomoe’s true intentions to help Kenshin, or does she hide a secret that can destroy everything Kenshin has come to depend on.

Follow them on their journey as Kenshin and Tomoe try to escape from the past and start their life anew. Learn where Kenshin received his scar and discover Kenshin’s balance between trust and betrayal.

*Special Message from Ai Abe (Producer of Rurouni Kenshin)

Staff & Cast

STAFF

  • Original Story: Nobuhiro Watsuki (JUMP Comics/Shueisha)
  • Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
  • Screenplay:Reiko Yoshida
  • Character Design / Animation Director: Akira Matsushima
  • Music: Taku Iwasaki
  • Animation Production: Studio Deen

CAST ( Japanese / Cast )

  • Kenshin Himura: Mayo Suzukaze / J. Shannon Weaver
  • Kaoru Kamiya: Miki Fujitani / Katherine Catmull
  • Yahiko Myojin: Mina Tominaga / Derek Wade
  • Sanosuke Sagara: Yuji Ueda / Gray G. Haddock
  • Megumi Takani: Mika Doi / Rebecca Robinson
  • Enishi Yukishiro: Nozomu Sasaki / Bill Wise
  • Seijuro Hiko: Shuichi Ikeda / J. Hudson Brownlee
© N. Watsuki / Shueisha, Fuji-TV, Aniplex Inc.