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Rurouni Kenshin

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?

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Rurouni Kenshin: Once you have a power, sometimes you are put into a situation which make you carry extra burdens, and live all your life with pain.
Rurouni Kenshin: It is foolish to listen to one who will not listen to you. Do as you wish.
Rurouni Kenshin: No matter how strong one may be, no one can stop the flow of time.
Rurouni Kenshin: The dead don't desire revenge, but the happiness of the living.
Rurouni Kenshin: You will not touch these innocent people with even one inch of your dirty blades, if you require an opponent, I will fight you. If you wanna taste the ground, feel free to attack me.
Rurouni Kenshin: Let's just say... what's mine is mine, and what's yours... is also mine.
Rurouni Kenshin: If fighting could provide us with the truth, nobody would make any mistakes in their lives. A person's life is not that easy. The truth you must learn from yourself, from how you live your life.
Rurouni Kenshin: Whatever you lose, you'll find it again, but what you throw away you'll never get it back.
Rurouni Kenshin: You'll only realize that you truly love someone if they already caused you enormous pain. Your enemies can never hurt you the way your loved ones can. It's the people close to your heart that can give you the most piercing wound. Love is a double-edged sword, it can heal the wound faster or it can sink the blade even deeper.
Rurouni Kenshin: A man that can't hold on to his beliefs can only be pathetic, dead or alive.
Rurouni Kenshin: The scar of my past will determine my future!
Rurouni Kenshin: Are you saddened by your lack of power, young one?
Rurouni Kenshin: Murder is the only art a swordsman may practice. No ornamental words can change that. You want to protect people with murder? You'll slaughter legions so that a few may live. Many years, long before you were born, my sword was tearing asunder the lives of men. Yes, all of those men were evil, but they were human beings first and foremost, Kenshin. The world you ardently desire to enter will not know what to do with you. It will deceive you into believing that you are saving lives even as you destroy them. You will accept these lies all the while, your hands will be stained with the worst of offenses.
Rurouni Kenshin: You can train a dog with food. You can buy a person with money. But there isn't a man alive able to influence the wolves of Mibu! Some things will never change. A wolf will always be a wolf.
Rurouni Kenshin: Just because you die... doesn't mean that the people you killed will come back to life... instead using this sword to save just one more soul is repentance in true sense.
Rurouni Kenshin: This era is not so simple that you can put everything on your shoulders and be the only sacrifice. And, at the same time, one person's happiness isn't that simple, either. If you should fall as a sacrifice, one girl who came to Kyoto with the one wish to see you will definitely face misfortune. Remember that. No matter how strong you get, you are just a human being. There is no need for you to either become Buddha, or a murderer.
Rurouni Kenshin: Who falls for who depends completely on the person. If there are a hundred people, there are a hundred ways to love... There never is one absolute form of love.