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Posted 8/11/09 , edited 8/28/09
(The reasons for everything in the ratings are explained in the review section at the end of the article)



* Visuals: For the time the anime was made in, not just good... But poetic, as they play a huge role in captivating the story and expressing the moments
* Music: One word... MASTERFUL
* Plot: How to put this... Absolutely AMAZING
* Overall rating: 9.5/10(Just WOW...)



* Genre: Drama/Samurai/Action/Romance

* Company: Studio Gallop, Studio Deen, and SPE Visual Works

* Format: 95 episodes

* Dates: January 10, 1996 – September 8, 1998

* Synopsis: Ten years after the beginning of the Meiji Era, a wandering samurai came to Tokyo. This man, known as HIMURA Kenshin later on, ends up living in a Kamiya Kasshin dojo and teaches kendo for a living. However, his life is not as simple, as turmoils arise from time to time, unfolding his true nature as the famous Hitokkiri Battousai, the greatest killer of the Bakumatsu. However, vowing never to kill again, he tries as hard as he can not to draw his sword until the critical moment comes, and so far, manages to escape his bloody past. Until the day when an old menace, in the form of Shishio Makoto, the successor to the Hitokiri Battousai, threatens the peace of the new Meiji Era. Shishio and his Juppon Gatana are ready to start a new revolution to correct the evils of Western influence, and force Kenshin, along with his new friends, once again raise their sword to protect their loved ones.

* Review:

Wow... Just... how can I put it into words... can an anime this incredible be put into words... Anyway, for an anime to get a 10/10 it has to have not one thing I can complain about... So let me get this one complaint out of the way so I can express how amazing this anime is. The romance between Kenshin and Kaoru was so original and wonderful, it left me wanting to see more. You're probably wondering how this is the best complaint I could come up with but that's just how good this classic anime is.

The plot is just brilliant. The greatest assassin Japan ever knew during the Meji era war decides to quit his ways and never kill again. He wanders around so ashamed of who he used to be that he tries to help those in need. He one day runs into a girl named Kamiya who has a Kendo dojo. I will say no more... other than the fact the action packed and romantic adventure starts from there on.

Not only is the plot extraordinary but the way it's delivered is exceptional. The pace amazing as you will basically never find yourself bored in one of the 95 action packed episodes, the graphics are incredibly expressive and help depict unbelievable emotions and mind blowing moments, the music is absolutely beautiful and fits in just as well as the graphics, and the character development may be the best I've ever seen in any anime. Each character is given an absolutely singular personality and each character faces their own inner and outer conflicts through out the anime.

This anime is not only action packed with some of the best fight scenes in anime history, but also contains one of my favorite romances of all time. This classic epic contains everything an anime fan can ask for. From beautiful graphics and sound, to and extremely deep and emotion stirring story. Kenshin and his friends go through an emotional roller coaster of a ride as we get to experience a magnificent adventure in this absolute masterpiece. It hasn't been praised by the anime world since it ended in 1998 for no reason...
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Posted 8/14/09
This is one of my favorite reviews for my favorite anime. But you did make one mistake... You gave it a 9.9/10 instead of a 10/10
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Posted 8/15/09
I liked the rewiev^^ I haven't watched that much about the anime,but some of the ep... and your rewiev made me want to se more xD!!
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Posted 8/15/09
Thanks!!! I hope you get to the end cause it's an amazing anime ^^
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Posted 8/18/09
This anime is amazing.
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Posted 8/24/09
Kenshin was such an incredible anime!! Nice review.
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