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Rurouni Kenshin (1996)

The Meiji Era was one of great renewal for Japan, where swords and killing were outlawed. However, many survivors from the time of Revolution still live, lurking in the shadows and waiting for a chance to use their killing blades again. Only Kenshin Himura, formerly one of the most brutal of killers, hopes to keep his swordsman's honor and still live in the new era.

Release Date: Wed, Jan 10, 1996

Country: JP
Language: Ja
Runtime: 25

Mayo Suzukaze
Kenshin Himura (voice)
Miki Fujitani
Kaoru Kamiya (voice)
Mina Tominaga
Yahiko Myoujin (voice)
Yuji Ueda
Sanosuke Sagara (voice)
Mika Doi
Megumi Takani (voice)
Tomo Sakurai
Makimachi Misao (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki
Hajime Saitou (voice)
Noriko Hidaka
Seta Soziro (voice)

Season 3:

The Legend of the Fireflies
Episode 1: The Legend of the Fireflies (Oct 14, 1997)
Back at home, Kaoru works to restore the dilapidated dojo, while Kenshin encounters a wise old fisherman who teaches him an important lesson about love.
The Birth of Prince Yahiko
Episode 2: The Birth of Prince Yahiko (Oct 28, 1997)
After stepping in to stop what appears to be a robbery, Kenshin and Kaoru meet a young prince who looks exactly like Yahiko.
Find the Lost Treasure!
Episode 3: Find the Lost Treasure! (Nov 04, 1997)
Sanosuke adopts a stray dog, unaware that it holds the key to a criminal gang's plot to blackmail some local officials and gain political control. And when the gang finally tracks him down, Kenshin and Yahiko join Sanosuke to foil their plan.
Kaoru, Ecstatic
Episode 4: Kaoru, Ecstatic (Nov 11, 1997)
After Kenshin finds a ring inside a catfish, he's persuaded to give it to Kaoru. Thinking it's an engagement ring, Kaoru is sure that he's asking her to get married.
The Gleaming Blade of Legends
Episode 5: The Gleaming Blade of Legends (Nov 18, 1997)
Alerted by Misao, Kenshin and the rest of the Peace Force arrive to help Aoshi find a mysterious killer. Kenshin's investigation uncovers evidence linking the killing to a Christian Samurai and of vengeance that's been foretold.
The Medallion of Destiny
Episode 6: The Medallion of Destiny (Nov 25, 1997)
In an effort to prevent more revenge killings, Kenshin must take on Shogo Amakusa, the Christian warrior known as God's Child.
To the Battlefield of Shimabara
Episode 7: To the Battlefield of Shimabara (Dec 02, 1997)
As Kenshin prepares to honor his promise to stop Shogo Amakusa, he and Sanosuke uncover a secret church that was built when Christian worshipers were forced underground.
Shock of the Rai Ryu Sen
Episode 8: Shock of the Rai Ryu Sen (Dec 09, 1997)
When neither Kaoru nor Kenshin can persuade Shogo Amakusa to abandon his plan to advance the Christian cause through violence, the stage for battle is set.
Kaoru's Conspiracy
Episode 9: Kaoru's Conspiracy (Dec 16, 1997)
Though blinded by his duel with Shogo Amakusa, Kenshin seeks another battle in hopes it will restore his sight.
The Days of Remorse
Episode 10: The Days of Remorse (Jan 06, 1998)
Along with the story of his parent's martyrdom, Misao uncovers the truth behind the alleged miracles that deified Shogo Amarusa.
The Sneering Demon
Episode 11: The Sneering Demon (Jan 13, 1998)
Sir Kaioh unveils his plan to use Shogo Amarusa's loyal followers to overthrow the government and control Japan himself.
Sanosuke's Tears
Episode 12: Sanosuke's Tears (Jan 20, 1998)
As Kenshin tries to stop the slaughter of the Christians as they march towards martyrdom, Sanosuke is unable to avert the death of Shogo's terminally ill sister.
The Last Crusade
Episode 13: The Last Crusade (Jan 27, 1998)
As Misao and the Dutch consul ask the Army delay to their attack, the sightless Kenshin pressures Shogo to prevent the martyrdom of his followers.
Bon Voyage
Episode 14: Bon Voyage (Feb 03, 1998)
Following Shogo's surrender, Kenshin asks the government not to execute him. As a result, he and his followers are sent into exile in Holland.
Himura Dojo in Shimonoseki?
Episode 15: Himura Dojo in Shimonoseki? (Feb 10, 1998)
When the Peace Force comes across a man posing as Kenshin, everyone else wants the impostor exposed. But Kenshin notes that he's been using his profits to care for a group of orphans.
Episode 16: Crush! (Feb 17, 1998)
When Kenshin accidentally loses all their money, the Peace Force must go to work at an inn in order to pay their bill.
Kaishu-Katsu and Kenshin
Episode 17: Kaishu-Katsu and Kenshin (Feb 24, 1998)
Kaoru offers to take on a scholarly young student who's been expelled by his teacher until he learns how to fight.
The Unending Revolution
Episode 18: The Unending Revolution (Mar 03, 1998)
As Kaoru continues her training of Daigoro, Kenshin is warned to steer clear of the young man's teacher, Kaishu Katsu.
Conspiracy of the Beniaoi
Episode 19: Conspiracy of the Beniaoi (Mar 10, 1998)
Despite Kaishu's determination to free his daughter on his own, Kenshin joins the Peace Force and Daigoro for a rescue.
Kaishu-Katsu's Determination
Episode 20: Kaishu-Katsu's Determination (Apr 14, 1998)
Though Daigoro is wounded in the battle, Kenshin and company free Itsuko.
Yutaro Returns
Episode 21: Yutaro Returns (Apr 21, 1998)
With his arm nearly healed, Yutaro and his doctor arrive for a visit at the dojo.
The Sanada Ninja Squad
Episode 22: The Sanada Ninja Squad (May 05, 1998)
When a letter from Dr. Hans reveals the story of the miraculous medicine, Yutaro joins the Peace Force in an effort to find it.
A Straying Journey
Episode 23: A Straying Journey (May 19, 1998)
Using the clues left behind by Dr. Hans, Kenshin and company are led to the hidden shrine that holds the key to the miracle cure.
A Heatwave from Beneath the Earth
Episode 24: A Heatwave from Beneath the Earth (May 26, 1998)
After surviving a fall into a volcano, the Peace Force comes across an injured Sanada Ninja who offers to help battle his former allies.
Schneider's Bet
Episode 25: Schneider's Bet (Jun 02, 1998)
After their search leads them to the hidden cure, the leader of the Black Knights makes it clear that he has no intention of honoring his promise to cede control of Japan to the Sanada Ninjas.
The Two Guides
Episode 26: The Two Guides (Jun 09, 1998)
As he faces off against the Black Knight's leader, Kenshin must rely on his brains and not his sword to win the battle.
To My Angel Misao
Episode 27: To My Angel Misao (Jun 16, 1998)
As Aoshi arrives to bring her home, Misao joins Kaoru and some friends for a final shopping spree. However, Sanosuke and Yahiko's efforts to keep an eye on the women lead to them to be mistaken for a pair of thieves.
Feng Shui Surprise Attack!
Episode 28: Feng Shui Surprise Attack! (Jun 23, 1998)
Following a series of accidents in town, a master of feng shui blames an imbalance in the Ki, a force which keeps all of nature's other forces in balance.
The Magic of Feng Shui
Episode 29: The Magic of Feng Shui (Jul 21, 1998)
As Kenshin learns of a battle between the Wind and Water families for control of the Ki, efforts to build a railroad are exposed as a Water clan plot to control Japan.
Tokyo Under Martial Law
Episode 30: Tokyo Under Martial Law (Aug 04, 1998)
The Water family's efforts to gain control of the Ki have left Kaoru seriously wounded.
The Enemy Awaits in Senjogahara
Episode 31: The Enemy Awaits in Senjogahara (Aug 18, 1998)
With help from the Wind family's leader, Kenshin saves Kaoru's life. But the Water family's quest to redirect the Ki and gain control of Japan moves ahead as planned.
The Elegy of Wind and Water
Episode 32: The Elegy of Wind and Water (Sep 08, 1998)
With Kenshin's help, the Wind family derails their rival's plan to redirect the flow of the Ki and ends their effort to dominate Japan.

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