Aired: Jan 10, 1996 to Sep 8, 1998
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Synonyms: Rurouni Kenshin, Samurai X, るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-
In the final years of the Bakumatsu era lived a legendary assassin known as Hitokiri Battousai. Feared as a merciless killer, he was unmatched throughout the country, but mysteriously disappeared at the peak of the Japanese Revolution. It has been ten peaceful years since then, but the very mention of Battousai still strikes terror into the hearts of war veterans.
Unbeknownst to them, Battousai has abandoned his bloodstained lifestyle in an effort to repent for his sins, now living as Kenshin Himura, a wandering swordsman with a cheerful attitude and a strong will. Vowing never to kill again, Kenshin dedicates himself to protecting the weak. One day, he stumbles across Kaoru Kamiya at her kendo dojo, which is being threatened by an impostor claiming to be Battousai. After receiving help from Kenshin, Kaoru allows him to stay at the dojo, and so the former assassin temporarily ceases his travels.
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan tells the story of Kenshin as he strives to save those in need of saving. However, as enemies from both past and present begin to emerge, will the reformed killer be able to uphold his new ideals?
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The Elegy of Wind and Water
The Enemy Awaits in Senjogahara
Tokyo's Under Martial Law!
The Magic of Feng Shui
Feng Shui, Surprise Attack!
To My Angel Misao
The Two Guides
A Heat Wave From Beneath the Earth
A Straying Journey
The Sanada Ninja Squad and the Elixir
Kaishu Katsu's Determination
Conspiracy of the Beniaoi
The Unending Revolution
Kaishu Katsu and Kenshin
Himura Dojo in Shimonoseki?
The Last Crusade
The Sneering Demon!
Days of Remorse
Shock of the Rairyu Sen
To the Battlefield of Shimabara
The Medallion of Destiny
The Gleaming Blade of Legends
Find the Lost Treasure!
The Birth of Prince Yahiko?
The Legend of the Fireflies
Kyoto, the Engraved Memory
The Juppongatana who Remain
The Man who is Chosen for Victory
Not Out of Luck!
The Age Chooses Shishio?
Two Men at the End of an Era
A Duel With an Extreme Moment
The Tragedy of a Stormy Night
Hiten vs Shukuchi
The Giant vs Superman
To make a Miracle
Wake up Now!
The Promised Time has Come
The Wolf Destroys the Shingan
Reborn to Salvation
Crash! The Lethal Punch, Futae no Kiwami
Purgatory Bursts into Flames
As if to Fly
A Decisive Battle Like Violent Waters
Between Life and Death, Succession Technique Mastered.
The Formation of an Alliance
Hidden Technique of Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu! Reunion with Master Seijuro Hiko
Cold-blooded, Samurai battle with Ju-Pon Gatana, Cho
The man who makes Sakaba,... Shat-ku Arai's masterpiece
Sanosuke, The Secret of Patience,... Challenge the Hakai-Priest, Anji
Shock! Sakabatou Broken,.. Soujiro "The Heavenly Sword" vs Kenshin
After The End of The Dynasty, First Meeting of Kenshin and Shishio
Occupied Village! Shishio's Evil Shadow, Ever Closer!
The Little Thief,... Makimachi Misao's Deceptive Looks
Time to Be the Strongest Warrior! Aoshi's New Battle
Changing Tears to Courage! The Path Choosen by Kamiya Kaoru
Never Reaching Feelings... Kenshin's Departure
Evil Monster of Revenge,... Shishio Makoto's Plot!
The Ultimate Fatal Rival! The Waylay of the Desperate Fang
Prelude To a New Threat, The Shadow of the Wolf is drawing near
Burn, Island of Terror! The Red Pirate: Conclusion
Lightning Incarnate: Shura, The Mysterious Female Pirate!
The Red Pirate: Kenshin and Kaoru Separated
Midnight Battle: Kenshin vs Sanosuke Revisited!
Sanosuke's Betrayal!? The Fateful Reunion
Surprise Incident on a Runaway Locomotive
Destruction of a Nightmare
Revival of the Killer Sword: Shinko Style!
Raijuta's Ambition: The Fantasy of the Forbidden Kingdom.
Run Yahiko: Get the Reverse-Edged Sword Back!
Fly to Your Dreams! Marimo, The Human Cannon.
A Promise From the Heart! The Secret Sword Technique of Shiden.
Two Legendary Manslayers, Two Legendary Slashers!
To Save a Small Life: Lady Doctor Megumi to the Rescue
Strive for the Grand Championship: Toramaru's Sumo Battle Log!
Birth of a Boy Swordsman: The Battle of First Apprentice Yahiko
Farewell, the Strongest Men: The Clash of Light and Shadow
Aoshi: Someone so Beautiful it's Frightening
The Strongest Group of Ninjas: The Horrible Oniwaban Group
A New Battle! The Mysterious Beauty From Nowhere
Deathmatch under the Moon! Protect the One You Love
The Appearance of Kurogasa: Visitor from the Shadows
The Reverse-blade Sword vs. the Zanbatou: Beyond the Battle
Bad! Introducing Sanosuke, Fighter-for-hire
Swordsman of Sorrow: The Man Who Slays His Past
Kid Samurai: A Big Ordeal and a New Student
The Handsome Swordsman of Legend: A Man who Fights for Love