History Fridge / RurouniKenshin

27th Nov '17 6:34:00 PM nombretomado
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* While the [[Film/RurouniKenshin live-action film]] is chock full of merits, one thing might get the attention of those who closely watched the anime: Saitou, instead of working for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okubo_Toshimichi Okubo Toshimichi]] (a powerful yet statesman-like Meiji government leader), he was made one of the direct subordinates to Army Chief [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamagata_Aritomo Yamagata Aritomo]] (a known military commander and war-hawk in the Meiji and Taisho period). While both were portrayed as benevolent bosses in the anime, General Yamagata was known in real life to harbor anti-democratic and expansionary sentiments. Considering that Yamagata's policies would pave the way for [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun Showa-era Japan's military expansion in Asia]], it was probably quite appropriate that Saitou, the series' KnightTemplar by virtue of his {{Shinsengumi}} track record, would side with him.

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* While the [[Film/RurouniKenshin live-action film]] is chock full of merits, one thing might get the attention of those who closely watched the anime: Saitou, instead of working for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okubo_Toshimichi Okubo Toshimichi]] (a powerful yet statesman-like Meiji government leader), he was made one of the direct subordinates to Army Chief [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamagata_Aritomo Yamagata Aritomo]] (a known military commander and war-hawk in the Meiji and Taisho period). While both were portrayed as benevolent bosses in the anime, General Yamagata was known in real life to harbor anti-democratic and expansionary sentiments. Considering that Yamagata's policies would pave the way for [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Showa-era Japan's military expansion in Asia]], it was probably quite appropriate that Saitou, the series' KnightTemplar by virtue of his {{Shinsengumi}} track record, would side with him.
15th Jul '17 10:16:02 AM nombretomado
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* One WMG revolved around why Shishio was laughing as he combusted. Just figured it out upon re-watching the series: Shishio's wish was for Japan to become militaristic and expand into the world, right? Kenshin thought he was going to stop that from happening if he defeated Shishio--and then [[WorldWarII what did Japan end up doing anyway?]]

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* One WMG revolved around why Shishio was laughing as he combusted. Just figured it out upon re-watching the series: Shishio's wish was for Japan to become militaristic and expand into the world, right? Kenshin thought he was going to stop that from happening if he defeated Shishio--and then [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII what did Japan end up doing anyway?]]
3rd Jul '17 3:10:42 PM sonar1313
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* After Kenshin defeats [[spoiler:Shishio, thanks to Shishio's spontaneous combustion]], it's said that "the age chose Kenshin." This would really only be natural: it's said many dozens of times that Kenshin fought for the new age (that is, the Meiji Era) so if "the age" is a metaphorically living, breathing entity with the power to choose the winner of a swordfight, of course it's going to choose the one that fought to bring about its existence instead of the one trying to replace it.
21st Oct '16 11:25:33 AM LittleJon
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* Saito is the middle ground of Kenshin and Shishio. Kenshin refuses to kill, supports the government and is associated with leaves. Shishio loves to kill, wishes to overthrow the government and is associated with fire. Saito kills when necessary, works for the government and smokes cigarettes- using fire with leaves.
25th Mar '16 4:51:02 PM Diseasicon1
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** Shishio's entire body has been burned and scarred over. Likely, the majority of his nerve endings have been cauterized and scarred over. It's very likely that the attacks that he gets hit with are actually causing damage, but he barely feels any pain.


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*** Seeing as the creator of the doll was able to essentially build power armor, that could pass as either a human or a beast in the 19th century, it's entirely possible, that being his greatest work of art, even an autopsy would appear normal.
26th Nov '15 10:04:51 AM AkoSiKuya23
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* Yahiko being able to master Hadome[=/=]Hawatari very quickly is very impressive but it makes a whole lot of sense you remember that he used to be a pickpocket. Even after leaving his pickpocketing days behind, he still regularly shows that he can quickly strip items off people with relative ease. The Hadome[=/=]Hawatari simply allows him to use that same talent in the heat of battle.
16th Mar '15 2:18:48 AM Rohml
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** I could be that the "Takani" clan were all wiped-out except for the female Megumi, this could be a subtle dig against Megumi to remind her that her famous doctor-family-lineage is now gone and that she belongs to them, without an identity of her own.
21st Jan '15 6:38:31 PM syrusdark
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*** For the first question, he probably has a time limit on that too. For the second... overheating is not the same as turning your penis into a blow torch.
10th Dec '14 3:54:07 PM Ricorum
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** Secondly, it provides a good justification for how he easily defeated Saitou, Sanosuke, and Aoshi. While it could simply be attributed to being just that Badass, he already had knowledge of all three of his opponents techniques: He blocked off Saitou's gatotsu with his headband, and since Saitou's gatotsu is merely a set of variations was able to counter it. With Sanosuke, he already had knowledge of Anji's techniques and knew he could merely take the hit. And he had already tested Aoshi with four of his mooks.

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** Secondly, it provides a good justification for how he easily defeated Saitou, Sanosuke, and Aoshi. While it could simply be attributed to being just that Badass, &badtastic&, he already had knowledge of all three of his opponents techniques: He blocked off Saitou's gatotsu with his headband, and since Saitou's gatotsu is merely a set of variations was able to counter it. With Sanosuke, he already had knowledge of Anji's techniques and knew he could merely take the hit. And he had already tested Aoshi with four of his mooks.




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*People get annoyed about the MagicCountdown in the Live Action movie that Jin-e gives Kaoru, saying she had "2 minutes max", before she passed out from lack of air. 5 minutes later, she's still kicking. But it's really only 2 minutes later; Kenshin and Jin-e's swordfighting is being slowed down so we can keep up with it.
2nd Sep '14 8:32:05 AM Sagetsu
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* Kenshin was pretty much losing it at Shishio for stabbing Yumi just to get to him. Apart from his general respect for non-combatants (even if they are not sympathetic to him), the situation probably reminded him of [[AccidentalMurder that tragic moment when he accidentally killed Tomoe]], [[TearJerker in the middle of a battle while she was supposed to be defending him]].
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