Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection (OAV)

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© N. Watsuki•Shueisha/Fuji-TV•Aniplex Inc.


[ sequel of Rurouni Kenshin (TV) ]

Alternative title:
Kenshin le Vagabond - Le chapitre de l'expiation (French)
Kenshin, el Guerrero Samurai: Final (Spanish)
Kenshin: The Chapter of Atonement
Ruroni Kenshin - Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Seisohen (Japanese)
Samurai X: Reflection
るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚- 星霜編 (Japanese)
浪人劍心-星霜篇 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: action, drama, romance
Themes: historical, samurai
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary:
Kaoru goes to the harbor every day to see if Kenshin has returned. After a while, she starts looking back at her life with Kenshin and all the things that have happened.
Taking place after the series has ended, it is mostly told in the point of view of Kamiya Kaoru. After their marriage Kenshin continues to wander, sick with an unknown disease. Kaoru, wanting to share the pain with Kenshin, asks Kenshin to infect her with the disease as well. However, because of Kenshin's prolonged absence, his son Kenji, becomes a troubled teenager that seeks out Hiko in order to become an even better swordsman than his father ever was.
User Ratings: 2829 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 725 votes (sub:481, dub:195, raw:7, ?:4, edit.dub:2, others:36
18 Spanish subtitled
6 Portuguese subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
3 Polish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
)
 Excellent: 820 votes (sub:587, dub:189, ?:7, raw:4, others:33
19 Spanish subtitled
5 Portuguese subtitled
4 Spanish dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Very good: 480 votes (sub:315, dub:144, ?:6, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:12
5 Spanish subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Good: 359 votes (sub:236, dub:102, ?:6, raw:2, others:13
4 French subtitled
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Korean subtitled
)
 Decent: 164 votes (sub:115, dub:45, edit.dub:1, ?:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 78 votes (sub:55, dub:19, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 58 votes (sub:41, dub:17)
 Weak: 62 votes (sub:51, dub:10, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Bad: 37 votes (sub:24, dub:13)
 Awful: 20 votes (sub:11, dub:7, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Worst ever: 26 votes (sub:20, dub:6)
Seen in part or in whole by 5226 users, rank: #133 (of 6011)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.084 (Very good), std. dev.: 2.0485, rank: #376 (of 6004)
Weighted mean: 7.964 (Very good), rank: #474 (of 6004) (seen all: 7.99 / seen some: 6.72 / won't finish: 2.09)
Bayesian estimate: 7.962 (Very good), rank: #308 (of 4572)
Running time: 35 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 2
Episode titles: We have 2
Vintage: 2001-12-03
Ending Theme:
"Itoshisa no Kate" (愛しさの糧) by Hiroko Kasahara
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 1
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Blu-Ray
    Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection - Limited Edition (Blu-Ray) 2011-09-21
DVD (Region 1)
    Samurai X - Director's Cut Collection DVD (DVD) 2005-12-06
    Samurai X: Reflection (DVD) 2003-03-25 (from $38.90)
    Samurai X: Reflection - Director's Cut (DVD) 2004-12-28

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Script: Reiko Yoshida
Storyboard: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Music: Taku Iwasaki
Original story: Nobuhiro Watsuki
Character Design: Akira Matsushima
Art Director: Masami Hagiwara
Animation Director: Akira Matsushima
Director of Photography: Masahide Okino
Assistant ADR Director: Yoshinari Suzuki
Color design: Tomomi Murakami
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Key Animation:
Atsuko Nakajima
Norio Matsumoto (eps 1-2)
Post Production Director: Yuji Mitsuya
Theme Song Performance: Hiroko Kasahara (ED)
Mayo Suzukaze as Kenshin Himura
Miki Fujitani as Kaoru Kamiya

Miina Tominaga as Yahiko Myojin
Shuuichi Ikeda as Seijuro Hiko
Yuji Ueda as Sanosuke Sagara

Akio Ohtsuka as Jinei "Kurogasa" Udoh
Chisa Yokoyama as Misanagi
Hideyuki Umezu as Ukyo Inagi
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Hajime Saitou
Mika Doi as Megumi Takani
Mitsuru Miyamoto as Ujiki
Nozomu Sasaki as Enishi Yukishiro
Reiko Fujita as Chizuru
Yuki Kaida as Kenji Himura
Yuri Shiratori as Tsubame Sanjo

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio DEEN
Planning: Fuji TV
Production: SME Visual Works
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Charles Campbell
Art Director: Ruby Halipoto
ADR Script: Elena Carrillo
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Producer: David Williams
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Packaging Design: Dorothea Exis
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Production Assistant: Carole Pavlik
Project Translator:
Chris Hutts
Masako Arakawa
Recording engineer: Charles Campbell
Subtitle Script & Timing: Riki Le Cotey
J. Shannon Weaver as Kenshin Himura
Katherine Catmull as Kaoru Kamiya

Derek Wade as Yahiko Myojin
Gray G. Haddock as Sanosuke Sagara
J. Hudson Brownlee as Seijuro Hiko

Bill Harwell as Aritomo Yamagata
Bill Wise as Enishi Yukishiro
Charles Campbell as
Boss
Newspaper Seller
Ujiki
Elena Carrillo as Chizuru
Joey Hood as Kenji Himura
Martin Blacker as Jin'e Udou
Meg Bauman as Tsubame Sanjo
Rebecca Robinson as Megumi Takani
Samantha Inoue-Harte as Village girl
English companies
Distributor:
ADV Films (UK) (UK)
Aniplex of America (2011)
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming: Hulu
Licensed by: ADV Films
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Recording Studio: Monster Island
Korean staff
Korean cast
(none)
Ja-Hyeong Gu as Kenshin Himura
Seon-Hui Mun as Kaoru Kamiya

Jeon-A Son as Yahiko Myojin
Ji-Hun Park as Seijuro Hiko
Won-Hyeong Choi as Sanosuke Sagara

Hui-Seon Kim as
Chizuru
Tsubame Sanjo
Hwan-Jin Kim as Hajime Saitou
Ji-Hun Park as Jinei "Kurogasa" Udoh
Myeong-Seon Lee as
Kenji Himura
Megumi Takani
Sang-Hyeon Eom as Yahiko(as a young man)
Yeong-Sam On as Aritomo Yamagata
Yeong-Seon Kim as Enishi Yukishiro
Korean companies
(none)
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Hervé Caradec
Executive producer: Carlo Levy

Production manager: Christophe Gouveia Roberto
Fabien Briche as Kenshin Himura
Marie Gamory as Kaoru Kamiya

Frederic Popovic as
Sanosuke Sagara
Yahiko Miyojin
Thierry Kazazian as Seijuro Hiko

Christine Paris as Megumi Takani
Hervé Caradec as livreur de journaux
Maïté Monceau as
Chizuru
Tsubame Sanjo
Thierry Kazazian as Enishi Yukishiro
Tony Joudrier as
Kenji Himura
Yamagata
French companies
Broadcaster: Nolife (from June 2007)
Editor: Dybex
Recording: Studio Chinkel
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Carmen Ambrós as Kaoru Kamiya(Spain dub)
Nacho de Porrata as Kenshin Himura(Spain dub)

Ana Orra as Yahiko Myojin (Young)(Spain dub)
Eduardo Diez as
Seijuro Hiko(Spain dub; ep 1)
Yahiko Myojin (Adult)(Spain dub)
Mark Ullod as Sanosuke Sagara(Spain dub)

Ana Romano as
Chizuru(Spain dub)
Tsubame Sanjo(Spain dub)
Eduardo Diez as Ujiki(Spain dub)
Joaquín Gómez as Jinei Udô(Spain dub)
Jordi Navarro as Kenji Himura(Spain dub)
Jordi Ribes as Enishi Yukishiro(Spain dub)
José Antonio Teruel as Chief Muraki(Spain dub)
Mayte Supervia as Megumi Takani(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Mix Sound S.L. (Barcelona, Spain)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión (Spain)
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Translation: Laura Valentini

Dubbing Assistant: Gianmarco Ceconi
Marketing Director: Giorgio Pulini (italian edition)
Scriptwriting: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Sound Engineer: Gabriele de Rossi
Patrizio Prata as Kenshin
Perla Liberatori as Kaoru

Dania Cericola as Megumi
Leonardo Graziano as Yahiko
Lorenzo Scattorin as Sanosuke
Paolo Sesana as Ujiki
Raffaele Farina as Yamagata
Renato Novara as Kenji
Riccardo Lombardo as Jinnei
Simone D'Andrea as Enishi
Tosawi Piovani as Tsubame
Italian companies
Distributor: Shin Vision
Dubbing: Sample srl
German staff
German cast
(none)
Clemens Ostermann as Kenshin Himura
Katrin Zimmermann as Kaoru Kamiya(2nd dub)
Melanie Jung as Kaoru Kamiya
René Dawn-Claude as Kenshin Himura(2nd dub)

Alexander Doering as Sanosuke(2nd dub)
Anita Hopt as Chizuru(2nd dub)
Asad Schwarz as Kenji Himura(2nd dub)
Jan Makino as Yahiko Myoujin(2nd dub)
Jaron Löwenberg as Seijuro Hiko(2nd dub)
Maxi Häcke as Tsubame Sanjo(2nd dub)
Schaukje Könning as Megumi Takani(2nd dub)

Claus-Peter Damitz as
Enishi Yukishiro(ep 2)
Jinei Udo(ep 1)
Crock Krumbiegel as
Seijuro Hiko
Ujiki(ep 1)
Dirk Meyer as Kenji Himura
Elisabeth von Koch as Megumi Takani
Gerhard Acktun as General Yamagata
Manuel Straube as Sanosuke Sagara
Tim Arden as Yahiko Myojin
German companies
Distributor:
Kazé Germany (new release)
SP Vision
Dubbing: Circle of Arts
Dubbing (2nd): TV Synchron Berlin
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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