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Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal 

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen (original title)
In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity.
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Series cast summary:
Mayo Suzukaze ...
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 Tomoe Yukishiro 4 episodes, 1999
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 Enishi Yukishiro 4 episodes, 1999
Masami Suzuki ...
Shûichi Ikeda ...
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Kogorô Katsura 4 episodes, 1999
Wataru Takagi ...
 Shinsaku Takasugi 4 episodes, 1999
Ryûsei Nakao ...
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Hajime Saitô 4 episodes, 1999
Akari Hibino ...
 Sôshi Okita 4 episodes, 1999
Minoru Uchida ...
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...
 Akira Kiyosato 4 episodes, 1999
Satoshi Tsuruoka ...
 Jubei Shigekûra 4 episodes, 1999
Mitsuaki Hoshino ...
Hiromi Setsu ...
 Ikumatsu 4 episodes, 1999
Rikiya Koyama ...
 Toshizô Hijikata 4 episodes, 1999
Hiroshi Takahashi ...
 Isami Kondô 4 episodes, 1999
Hiroshi Shimozaki ...
Norihisa Mori ...
Azusa Nakao ...
Noriko Namiki ...
Kaori Yuasa ...
Shizuka Okohira ...
Takahiro Hirano ...
Teppei Takasugi ...
Tomokazu Yokoyama ...
Makoto Ueki ...
Kôichi Tateishi ...
Hidenori Konda ...
Nobuyuki Saitô ...
Mariko Nagahama ...
 Shirakawa Woman 4 episodes, 1999
Sachiko Ikeda ...
Miki Nôsô ...
Naomi Matamura ...
Reiji Kamiya ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Naoko Seto ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Mitsuyo Tanaka ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Mika Ishibashi ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Sachie Maruyama ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
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 Akira Kiyosato 4 episodes, 1999
Jose Brown ...
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 Shigekura 4 episodes, 1999
Katherine Catmull ...
 Katsu / ... 4 episodes, 1999
Ken Cook ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
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Martinique Duchene ...
 Flower Vendor / ... 4 episodes, 1999
Mallard Fillmore ...
Lainie Frasier ...
 Landlady 4 episodes, 1999
Corey Gagne ...
Brian Gaston ...
Samantha Inoue Harte ...
 Additional Characters 4 episodes, 1999
Christa Kimlicko-Jones ...
Ellie McBride ...
Tish Morone ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Noah Passavoy ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Jason Phelps ...
 Takasugi 4 episodes, 1999
John Paul Shepard ...
Boon Sheridan ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Jason P. Stingley ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
Douglas Taylor ...
Lara Toner ...
 Ikumatsu 4 episodes, 1999
Kari Waggoner ...
 Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1999
J. Shanon Weaver ...
 Kenshin Himura / ... 4 episodes, 1999
Ken Webster ...
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Joe York ...
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In Meiji era Japan, Kenshin Himura has been trained in the deadliest of sword arts. When the House he was hired by is defeated and forced into hiding, Kenshin must pretend to be the husband of Tomoe. The only catch is, Kenshin killed her fiance, and she is now secretly spying on him. While in hiding, Kenshin and Tomoe grow to love each other, and Kenshin comes to terms with who he is. This is the backstory to the Rurouni Kenshin manga and to a lesser extent, the television series based off of the manga. Written by Annonymous

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Ruthless Hands, Gentle Heart. (Trust and Betrayal DVD Box) See more »


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22 August 2000 (USA)  »

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Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal  »

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(4 episodes) | (director's cut)

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Trivia

Although the of Kenshin's life depicted in this OVA series was also detailed in the original manga, the TV series "Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan" (1996) never mentions Tomoe by name, but Hiko does mention ask Kenshin about his lost love at Tomoe's gravesite in Kyoto. The only characters aside from Kenshin that also appear in the TV series are Saito, Hiko, and assumedly Shishio (the unnamed assassin). See more »

Quotes

Tomoe: So you kill people that you think should die. Or rather, you've entrusted that decision to your leaders.
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Crazy Credits

The original DVDs from ADV Films replaced the original Japanese title card to read: 'Samurai X: Trust' and 'Samurai X: Betrayal'. This is restored for the Director's Cut DVD. See more »

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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Quiet Life
by Taku Iwasaki
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24 September 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I'm not easily impressed by a movie. Even worse with an animated one. But this one got me drooling. I picked this one up by recommendation, and I'll recommend it to anyone from now on. I was familiar with the story of the TV series, but that didn't excite me in the least. But at least I knew what I was looking at (and I suggest that people considering to watch this should familiarize themselves with the TV series first).

Although the violence is very graphic and the dialog can be a bit of a drag if you lose track, everything else perfectly makes up for it. The animation is fluid, the art is beautiful, the pacing is impeccable and the soundtrack is gorgeous. Now combine all these elements in a single concluding scene, and you've got at least half of its viewers reduced to tears.

This movie is very re-watchable. I've seen it at least 6 times already, and I'm eager to watch it again. Like most people advice; you should avoid the dub like the plague, but even the subs can be a bit misleading. I've had the pleasure to have seen 3 different subtitles on this movie, and the degree of accuracy of any of them is debatable. Although the plot doesn't suffer from this, the story and especially the details and references to factual Japanese history do.

But this shouldn't stop you from watching this movie, instead, it should encourage you to set out and find out as much about this movie as you can.


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