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Looking for Rurouni Kenshin (series)

#1 Hell Monkey   Social Link MAX! CAGiversary!   2497 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:35 PM

I'm looking to finally watch Rurouni Kenshin. The DVDs are pretty expensive on amazon. I was wondering if anyone knew of a place to get the series cheaper or where it is available to watch online.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:21 PM


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Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:06 PM

Is that a bootleg version? That seems super cheap for what you are getting.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:24 PM

They released the series in a limited edition season set and a cheaper season set. There are 3 seasons altogether. I think the cheaper seasons are still in print but if you're looking for the premium ones you can find them on Amazon or Half.com. I have the first two premium ones on Half.com myself.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 04:59 PM

I can almost guarantee you that that's a bootleg version. If they don't show the pic, that usually means its a bootleg. The individual box sets and the complete series set are really pricey right now. (the complete series being $111 on rightstuf, currently). I suggest waiting for the the 12 days on that sale, you may find it on there for cheap. Although, someone appears to be selling each season collection for $20-30, and they don't appear to be bootlegs, so if you go that way, check their feedback to make sure they don't usually sell bootlegs.
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#6 Hell Monkey   Social Link MAX! CAGiversary!   2497 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:03 PM

Ugh..maybe I'll just take a long time with it and get the discs from Netflix.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 06:22 PM

Seasons 1+2 went for a whopping 23 bucks on ebay recently http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item43a32d82b8 and here is an auction for everything outside of the OVA's and movie. http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item19c142c502

If it comes down to it and you see a deal on the first two seasons then buy them, the third was just god awful and can be easily skipped.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 06:33 PM


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 09:44 AM

Keep in mind the version of Rurouni Kenshin that Soft Nugget linked is the one with the horrible horrible dub. As someone who prefers English dubbed anime, I couldn't stand the voices in it, and much prefer the dub that is on the Media Blasters dvd release and aired on Toonami.

It's $102.27 at Deep Discount at the moment, which isn't too bad for a show that is 95 episodes long (although about a third of it is pretty bad filler...)

#10 DuelLadyS   Basch Lives! CAGiversary!   2641 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:19 PM

The ioffer link is absolutely bootleg- the TV series and the OAV/movie were liscensed by different companies in America, anything that includes both in the same release is fake.

Here's the breakdown: the TV series has been released 4 times: singles, limited boxes, economy boxes, full series. The full series is the economy boxes stuck in a cheap outer box. All releases use the excact same DVD content- so buy whatever's cheapest.

The OAVs and movie get trickier: both were re-released a couple years after they first hit the market with new/altered footage. I know there's 2 releases of the OAVs (the original and the 'director's cut' which has the new/altered footage). I don't think the movie's seen more than 1 release in the US, despite the different versions. Due to some weird liscensing thing, ADV released the OAV/movie under the name 'Samurai X' in America, so search that to make sure you're getting the right releases.