English: Rurouni Kenshin
Synonyms: Samurai X
Japanese: るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-
Aired: Jan 10, 1996 to Sep 8, 1998
Studios: Studio Gallop, Studio Deen
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Romance, Samurai
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
MAL: Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan (Rurouni Kenshin)
Can you hear the calm silence of the eye of the storm?
It is the Meiji Era, a time of peace born from the bloodshed of war. Some remnants of the past remain loyal to samurai morals, but most have lost their way. Certain individuals refusing to accept the ways of this new world now threaten to revive the violence of the old days and bring forth war to Japan once again. Can this fragile peace withstand those who fight to destroy it?
Kenshin Himura is an assassin turned wanderer, who has vowed to never take another life and now devotes his life to helping those who cannot help themselves. He soon befriends others who share his ideals and who all refuse to give in to the evil that surrounds them. Together, they learn what it is like to fight for a cause. Will this legendary assassin and his band of heroic warriors be able to stop these rising threats and maintain Japan’s peaceful era?
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan is an enticing action series that explores historical themes through the eyes of the main protagonist, Kenshin, who has seen both good and evil. Will this changed man be able to keep moving forward towards the light, or will his dark past pull him back in?