After having completed the series, to say i was disappointed would be an understatement. Storyit is difficult to explain why rurouni kenshin reminiscence is the best piece of animation, ever. Samurai x rurouni kenshin ultimate ova 2 dvd collcetion trust. Aniplex ships rurouni kenshin ovafilm bds in japan, u. Trust and betrayal is a prequeloriginstory to the animated series, but lives its own life on its own two swords as ova back in the day.
Find out more with myanimelist, the worlds most active online anime and manga community and database. Trust and betrayal ova 1999 bluray 720p hi10p aac dual audio zero torrent or any other torrent from category. Illustration art book samurai x rurouni kenshin anime collection vol. Each tale is only half of the adventure that explains kenshin himuras tragic past locked with his cross shaped scar. With mayo suzukaze, junko iwao, nozomu sasaki, masami suzuki. Aniplex ships rurouni kenshin ova film bds in japan, u. Oav series, 4 episodes, 30 minutes each distributor. Its initial english dub release was distributed by adv films under the title samurai x. Action historical drama romance martial arts samurai. Historical drama with romance and action elements length. When mankinds savagery surpasses his fear of death, there is little hope for those who wish to live honest lives. This prequel to the ruroni kenshin tv series takes place during the japanese civil war during which kenshin earned his name, the battousai, or the manslayer.
The entire sony dub of the anime is available to watch on hulu under samurai x. And while it surpasses the original television series in many ways, it remains. When governor marsha longmire of washington finds a snuff film on her stepgrandson joshs cell phone she calls her old classmate, detective j. In the era of japans meiji restoration, an assassin regains his humanity. Ruroni kenshin meiji kenkaku romantan,a also known sometimes as samurai x in the tv show, is a japanese manga series written and illustrated by nobuhiro watsuki. Directors cut directed by samurai x this prequel to the ruroni kenshin tv series takes place during the japanese civil war during which kenshin earned his name, the battousai, or the manslayer. They embraced artistic endeavors, culture and were philosophers more often than not. If you are a fan of swordfights, historical epics, or romantic dramas, samurai x. On anime news network, it has been ranked in the top ten for several years running along massive greats such as death note and princess mononoke. The original dvds from adv films feature the original 4 ova episodes on two dvds.
All of the topnotch qualities that made the first set of episodes stand out beautifully animated. The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in meiji era japan. Trust and betrayal, released in japan as rurouni kenshin. I understand that it is a dark and tragic tale about a descent to darkness and the redemption with love, but the central themes of the show just dont manifest itself to me as significant. The first light novel has been translated by viz and distributed in the united states. Wherever i go, this is one of the highest ratest animals titles fans choose as one of their favourites.
In the lead up to the japanese revolution, a swordsmaster rescues a slave child from bandits. It starts out violent, actionpacked and quite standard for this kind of story, but while you take in the story its suddenly taken a turn for characterdriven tale with greatness on so many levels. Trust and betrayal is that backstory told over four episodes. Meiji kenkaku romantan tsuiokuhen and although i dont consider it to be a bad ova by any stretch i certainly dont understand why people are giving it 10s and such. The series was followed by two ovas tsuiokuhensamurai x. Fans who enjoy the sillier aspects of rurouni kenshin should probably rent it first. Samurai x trust and betrayal ost in memories kotowari. Tsuiokuhen trust and betrayal is a masterpiece of an ova, and the prequel to the rurouni kenshin anime series. Reflection acts a sequel to the mangas plot various.
Fans of the original series who up until now have only been exposed to the repentant kenshin who wanders in the hopes of redeeming himself for the death and destruction he wrought in his former days will be given a clear view into the. Trust and betrayal 4 part ova the amazing prequel to the hit tv series rorouni kenshin is collected in the ova series samurai x. Ive said it once ill say it again, rurouni kenshin fanart is by far the most beautiful art i have seen from fans definitely my favorite manga. I see kenshin ova trustbetrayal as a movie and recommend every movie fan to watch it. Trust original animation video captures the mixture of swordplay and poetry that makes japanese warrior culture so intriguing to viewers on both sides of the pacific. Great sword fights and gives us more background on kenshins past. Later on, the ova was rereleased as a compilation movie. Tsuiokuhen, recollection or reminiscence, is a 1999 original video animation series directed by kazuhiro furuhashi, screenplaywritten by masashi sogo, scored by taku iwasaki, and animated by studio deen.
The ova collection trust, betrayal, reflection language. The first, rurouni kenshin tsuioku hen ost was released on march 20, 1999 and contained sixteen tracks that were used in samurai x. Sadly compared to the main television series it didnt sell as well and is quite unknown regardless of the live action film. The ova series was first licensed by adv films for vhs and dvd releases in north america and the united kingdom, and by madman entertainment for releases in australasia, under the title samurai x. Sorry this may seem like a rather stupid question, but i am very confused about the actual significance of the ending of samurai x. Trust and betrayal ova 1 english dubbed video online in high quality. Powerful, evocative, saddening, and heavily charged, rurouni kenshin.
If you are looking for a summary, read somewhere else. Ova collection set contains the movies trust, betrayal, and reflection. Samurai x ovas seisouhen em full hd osmelhoresanimeshd. Crunchyroll hosts both the subtitled series and the nonsonyanimax english dub there was a revival of the franchise in the form of a new psp game, and a series of japaneseproduced live. Crunchyroll hosts both the subtitled series and the nonsonyanimax english dub. Act 4 is about the betrayal against kenshin, how he lived for the next few years as a manslayer, and. Rurouni kenshin last ova deleted scenes english subtitles duration. Trust and betrayal ost in memories kotowari youtube rurouni kenshin.
The book can be read as a standalone, but knowledge of the characters background is a plus. Of course, anyone that has seen the series will have always been curious about kenshins much talked of shady past during the japanese revolution and just how he managed to get that famous cross shaped scar cut into his cheek. For those that dont know anything about rurouni kenshin, trust and betrayal are two parts of the same movie. Nov 17, 2010 samurai x trust and betrayal ost in memories kotowari. Set in nineteenth century japan, journey into kenshins past as a young orphan where he learns his fighting skills from the great swordsman hiko. But this isnt true, what makes reminiscence the best animation ever is what was. The fourepisode samurai x original animation video captures the mixture of swordplay and poetry that makes japanese warrior culture so intriguing to viewers on both sides of the pacific. Watch samurai x season 4, episode 4 trust and betrayal oav. Ive cried every time ive watched the ending of samurai x. Whether you are an anime fan or not, the ova series, samurai x trust part i and betrayal part ii are storytelling and cinema at their finest. Trust and betrayal ive just watched rurouni kenshin.
For the reflection ova a soundtrack called rurouni kenshin seiso hen ost was released on january 23, 2002 and contained eighteen tracks. The action unfolds in 1864, when a few clans began the revolt that would overthrow the military. The oav series serves as a prequel to both samurai x. The promise of trust is completely fulfilled by betrayal. If only the other two samurai x titles were this good. Each tale is only half of the adventure that explains kenshin himuras tragic past locked with his. The ova series was first licensed by adv films for vhs and dvd releases in north. Meiji kenkaku romantan tsuiokuhen, rurouni kenshin. The first, rurouni kenshin tsuioku hen ova ost was released on march 20, 1999 and contained sixteen tracks that were used in samurai x.
Mayo suzukaze, junko iwao, nozomu sasaki, masami suzuki, shuichi ikeda, tomokazu seki, wataru takagi, ryusei nakao, hirotaka suzuoki, akari hibino, minoru uchida, tetsuya iwanaga, satoshi tsuruoka, mitsuaki hoshino et hiromi setsu. That child is kenshin, who, after training under the swordsmaster, would play a pivotal role in the meiji restoration of japan. Looking for information on the anime rurouni kenshin. Unfollow samurai x rurouni kenshin to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. A samurai, in purest form, had a code that he lived, and died, by and was not as one dimensional as most historical figures.1282 915 764 873 1169 956 819 487 952 1194 65 1610 512 1385 424 1538 773 188 187 773 102 75 1057 711 635 332 501 506 608 1182 639 1367 599 106 119