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Title (English) Samurai X
Title (Japanese) Rorouni Kenshin

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Fantasy Novel

Notes American dub = "Samurai X"
Genre(s): martial arts, historical drama

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Synopsis Rorouni Kenshin is set in the early Meiji Restoration period, a time of rapid change, and confused aims and loyalties, when the last battles on Japanese soil were fought. It follows the fortunes of several key characters, mostly samurai warriors, who have plenty of opportunity to use their sword skills.
Review Image: The bad guy
There is some historical meat, leavened with the usual fantasy exaggeration of the battles. The TV series is at least 90 episodes long, and hence some of the action is very drawn out, with conflicts seeming to last longer on screen than they would in life. The younger characters in the series provide some comic relief in contrast to the serious action of the adult characters. An intriguing series, reportedly popular at the London Anime Club screenings.
Credits Creator(s): Nabuhiro Wazuki; Series Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Episodes 94
Release NL:TV, US:DVD, US:TV
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Date 1996 January 10 - 1998 September 8
Production Studio Gallop
References & Help Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
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or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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