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Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
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Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
Original name: るろうに剣心 明治剣客浪漫譚
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: samurai, master warrior, bully, martial arts, battles, sword fight, innocence, heroes, betrayal, escapades, rivalry, society, glory, reconciliation, mercy, romance, love, superhero, school, killer, revenge, fight, friendship, warrior, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia

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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets ...
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Time: 17th century
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Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
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Story: Despite his happy marriage to Kamiya Kaoru and the birth of their first child, Kenji, Himura Kenshin continues his tireless search for atonement even as illness threatens to claim his life and rob him of him of his memories.
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desparate ...
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Duration: 24 min.
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Duration: 26 min.
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