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Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection (2001)
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Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection (2001)
Original name: るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚- 星霜編
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
TV show
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.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, family problems, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes, tragedy, heroes, romance, family relations, parents and children, homecoming, estrangement, heroic mission, righting the wronged, love, sword fight, married couple, one more chance, fight, violence, warrior, battles, sword, honor, katana ...
Place: japan, china, asia

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