Rurouni Kenshin 9: Heart of the Sword

Overview

This disc contains four episodes of the popular anime series Rurouni Kenshin. The episodes are titled "Across the Boundary Between Edo and Meiji," "Shock! Reverse Blade Sword Broken," "Sanosuke's Secret Training," and "The Creator of the Reverse Blade." Each episode is presented in the original aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo, but purists will probably prefer to listen to the Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo soundtracks and read the English subtitles. Supplemental ...
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Overview

This disc contains four episodes of the popular anime series Rurouni Kenshin. The episodes are titled "Across the Boundary Between Edo and Meiji," "Shock! Reverse Blade Sword Broken," "Sanosuke's Secret Training," and "The Creator of the Reverse Blade." Each episode is presented in the original aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo, but purists will probably prefer to listen to the Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo soundtracks and read the English subtitles. Supplemental materials include a text-free rendition of the closing credit animation, outtakes, and liner notes. This is a fine release for fans of the series.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lewis Somoza Manalo
During the fall of the Tokugawa regime in Japan, one swordsman led the way into the Meiji Era, leaving a trail of carnage behind him. People throughout the country feared this man and called him Battousai, or the Manslayer. However, as the Meiji imperialists rose to power, the Battousai mysteriously disappeared without a trace. Stories of the red-haired samurai with an X-shaped scar on his cheek spread, and the Battousai became a legend. Now, 15 years into the Meiji Era, a wandering samurai fitting the Manslayer's description has appeared in Kyoto. Wielding a reverse-blade katana, the wanderer calls himself Kenshin; he has not only relinquished the name of Battousai but has also given up killing, embarking instead on a quest for peace and inner solitude. Finding a new home at the Kamiya School of swordsmanship, the wanderer gains the friendship of the assistant master of the school, the lovely Kaoru, as well the trust of many of the townspeople. As this reformed killer looks for a place within an increasingly Westernized Japan, he ultimately protects his new friends against the returning evils of the past and the corruption of the present the only way he knows how -- with his sword. In this important ninth collection featuring episodes 36-39, Kenshin finally confronts the other Battousai.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2001
  • UPC: 631595200874
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Anime Works
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,093

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Kazuhiro Furuhashi Director
Mitsuhisa Hida Producer
Koji Kaneda Producer
Scott Marchfeld Editor
Kenji Shimizu Executive Producer
Ryuzo Shirakawa Executive Producer
Rika Takahashi Translator
Ayao Wakana Producer
Nobuhiro Watsuki Original Story
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. scene access
1. Episode 1 Opening [1:33]
2. Part A [10:54]
3. Part B [9:06]
4. Episode 1 Closing [1:34]
5. Preview [:31]
6. Episode 2 Opening [1:34]
7. Part A [8:07]
8. Part B [11:52]
9. Episode 2 Closing [1:34]
10. Preview [:31]
11. Episode 3 Opening [1:33]
12. Part A [10:03]
13. Part B [9:55]
14. Episode 3 Closing [1:34]
15. Preview [:31]
16. Episode 4 Opening [1:44]
17. Part A [11:10]
18. Part B [9:48]
19. Episode 4 Closing [2:19]
20. Preview [:39]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   play
   setup
   trailers
      Magic User's Club
      Metal Fighter Miku
      Elf Princess Rane
      Zenki
   extras
      Liner Notes
      Outtakes
      Creditless Closing
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