Rurouni Kenshin 480p DVD Dual Audio
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?
- Type: TV
- Episodes: 94
- Status: Finished Airing
- Aired: Jan 10, 1996 to Sep 8, 1998
- Premiered: Winter 1996
- Broadcast: Unknown
- Producers: Aniplex, SME Visual Works, Fuji TV
- Licensors: Media Blasters
- Studios: Studio Gallop, Studio Deen
- Source: Manga
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Romance, Samurai
- Duration: 25 min. per ep.
- Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Into the story of Rurouni Kenshin 480p DVD Dual Audio
Based on the actual Meiji Period of Japan, Rouruni Kenshin is a Shounen, Action, Adventure about a wandering samurai, “Kenshin”. Even though he is a kind and friendly person, he carries a bloody past he wishes not to return to. This shounen anime starts of like any other as we are introduced to the characters the story revolves around (Kenshin) and we learn quite a bit about them. Also like the typical shounen anime, once all the main characters are together to form some kind of fighting team, it starts of with couple short random adventures. There’s plenty of action and comedy here but it lacks substance and it is not until later on in the Kyoto Arc. That is when the story becomes truly interesting, with even more intense battles, drama and a decent array of characters to back it up.
Characters in Rurouni Kenshin
The characters are great and well developed, which is the sort of thing you’ll expect from a shounen action series, of this calibre. But the character that truly stands out is “Kenshin”, with his 3 contrasting personalities; dopy Kenshin, noble protector Kenshin and manslayer Kenshin and it is interesting how all of this is crammed into a single character. However there are a few brat-like characters that can get quite annoying at times but it doesn’t take much away from the show.
There were two things I had to consider when looking into the quality of the animation; the time it was made and how well it depicted scenes. The animation quality of Rurouni Kenshin 480p DVD Dual Audio is exactly what you’d expect from something made in the 90s however when it comes down to it, it is really good especially during the action sequences. It is able to show the true intensity of the intense fights however those kinds of fights happen to rarely in Rurouni Kenshin 480p DVD Dual Audio.
Rurouni Kenshin , Sound and Music
The music on the other hand isn’t all that special and there are only a few noticeable good tunes that go well, with the situations. The OP and ED themes are a range of catchy and annoying tunes however you’ll definitely find some of them really enjoyable and hard to get out of your head. Another thing I just have to mention is that Rurouni Kenshin 480p DVD Dual Audio is one of those few anime that even a Sub anime fan like myself, actually prefered viewing the Eng. Dub version (uncut).
Overall verdict of Rurouni Kenshin
Overall Rurouni Kenshin 480p DVD Dual Audio is definitely one of the classic Shounen anime series that every shonen anime fan must watch. There a great deal of action, comedy and drama; with a superb story to back it up. The characters are also well developed and bring forth some really emotional moments but some are just plain annoying. Also little things like stupidly thought-up enemies and the huge number of cheesy moments reduce the overall quality of this fine anime. Another thing that badly affected the series was that it ended with a bunch of fillers but if you don’t get bothered by all this, then you’ll definitely enjoy Rurouni Kenshin 480p DVD Dual Audio.