Greatest semi-historical anime of all time?
I dunno about that....I haven't seen enough to really judge well, but I do know this, that Kenshin rocks. I love the blend of history and ... not. I mean, samurai were fast, but not that fast lol. Still it makes for good watching.
However, the historical aspect of Kenshin is very cool, and well-done, I think. It actually got me interested enough to do a ten-page paper on the Meiji Restoration lol.
You have to watch the Samurai X movies. They follow the manga much better than the show, in fact, Nobuhiro Watsuki spearheaded every single movie.
Nah they won't do that, cool though it might be. IMO a spinoff centering around Yahiko might be better.
And I agree - the final episode was horrible.
I watched this show on cartoon network and it was really good. I bet it was better in japanese, with no editting. But i really liked this show and id be sad if i missed an episode XD.
Rurouni Kenshin is the best!
But, I think the manga is better than the anime. The OVA also cool too!
Yeah, I haven't seen the OVAs. I've heard rumors about them, that they aren't very good/drastically different from the series/uber-violent.
ooo i watched a long time ago, when i was like 12 or something
very well done, i learned a lot about japan history and the fighting is really cool. and i thought kenshin was hot XDD
This was one of the first series that I had watched - it began when a friend of mine lent me her VCDs; one of the first episodes I watched had been episode sixty-three, which is still my favorite to this date (that's the one where Kaoru believes that Kenshin tried to propose to her, right?).
I have yet to finish the TV series - I've only watched about ten episodes of that in total. With the manga, I've read the first three volumes; however, "Samurai X" (I'm so used to calling it Rurouni Kenshin)-wise, I've seen the movie and the OVAs. Although the OVA series (Tsuiokuhen and Seisouhen, respectively) had a darker tone, that was one of the things I liked about it. That, and the stunningly beautiful animation. X)
the OVAs do help clear up alot of the question u wanna ask when u watch Rurouni Kenshin and yes the OVAs are very violent and graphic for an anime if u ask me but still they were awsome and there r 6 of them if ne1 was wondering
ive seen about 40 of the kenshin episodes
kenshin is a great anime when they took it off of cartoon network I got very very mad >.<. kenshin owns he can take a oppent down without killing em. I mean wat kid of guy can control their power like he can?