History Manga / RurouniKenshin

19th Jan '17 1:31:58 AM DustSnitch
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Saito again, [[AntiHero for certain values of hero]]. While the man was indeed BadAss, we know very little about him otherwise. In the manga, he claims to have given up on drinking, while in actual history he died of a stomach tumor from said drinking.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Saito again, [[AntiHero for certain values of hero]]. While the man was indeed BadAss, badass, we know very little about him otherwise. In the manga, he claims to have given up on drinking, while in actual history he died of a stomach tumor from said drinking.



* JidaiGeki: A {{deconstruction}} that asks: "So what happens to all those BadAss swordsmen after they've been outmoded by technology and a shift in societal mores?"[[note]]The surprisingly accurate answer, of course, is that "a lot of them were ''bored as hell'' and this was not a particularly safe period to live in." It never got ''quite'' this epic in real life, but it was still pretty brutal at times.[[/note]]

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* JidaiGeki: A {{deconstruction}} that asks: "So what happens to all those BadAss badass swordsmen after they've been outmoded by technology and a shift in societal mores?"[[note]]The surprisingly accurate answer, of course, is that "a lot of them were ''bored as hell'' and this was not a particularly safe period to live in." It never got ''quite'' this epic in real life, but it was still pretty brutal at times.[[/note]]
11th Jan '17 7:31:45 AM blueflame724
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* OddCouple: Sanosuke teaming up with either Megumi and/or Saitou; Kenshin also remarks how unlikely it was that he, a former Imperialist, and Sano, an warrior for the Shogunate, can be trusted teammates.

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* OddCouple: Sanosuke teaming up with either Megumi and/or Saitou; Kenshin also remarks how unlikely it was that he, a former Imperialist, and Sano, Saitou, an warrior for the Shogunate, can be trusted teammates.
9th Jan '17 1:19:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Shishio's ideology is very similar to that of WorldWar2 era [[ImperialJapan Japan]]. He believes in driving Westerners out of East Asia by brutally uniting East Asia under Japanese rule.

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Shishio's ideology is very similar to that of WorldWar2 UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 era [[ImperialJapan [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Japan]]. He believes in driving Westerners out of East Asia by brutally uniting East Asia under Japanese rule.
7th Jan '17 2:03:35 PM ecuvulle6267
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* SnowMeansLove: This trope is used twice:
** During the Jinchuu/Memorial arc, Kenshin and Tomoe share [[TheirFirstTime a physically]] ''and'' [[TalkingInBed emotionally]] intimate scene with each other in their cabin as it is snowing. However, much like the case in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', it was later [[spoiler:[[SnowMeansDeath mixed with death]]]].
** In a rare '''villainous''' case, it's used ShipTease between the teenage orphan [[{{Tsundere}} Tsubaki]] and her protector, the gentle and friendly monk Anji Yukyuzan, whom she has a huge PrecociousCrush on. She's hurt her ankle and [[PiggybackCute Anji carries her on his back]] towards the temple they live in, and as this happens she promises him that no matter what, she will always be with him, which can be easily seen as a sort-of LoveConfession... However, this is a case of ForegoneConclusion, because Anji is already known as '''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Destroyer]]'''. He ''used'' to be a sweet, caring guy determined to help the poor, but when the new government [[StartOfDarkness killed his adopted children]] when the government tried to outlaw Buddhism, and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge he did not]] [[ThenLetMeBeEvil take it]] [[FromNobodyToNightmare so well]]. For extra effect, the snow scene happens literally ''right before'' he finds all of his children (Tsubaki included) burned to death by government agents.
6th Jan '17 5:16:12 PM nombretomado
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** Jumping over to ImageComics, Hiko got Spawn's cape.

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** Jumping over to ImageComics, Creator/ImageComics, Hiko got Spawn's cape.
5th Jan '17 10:11:13 AM lalaTKG
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[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-18/new-rurouni-kenshin-anime-green-lit There is also an]] [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-20/new-rurouni-kenshin-to-be-2-part-shin-kyoto-video-anime OVA series]] remaking the Kyoto arc and a [[http://www.japanator.com/rurouni-kenshin-enemy-manga-spinoff-31080.phtml spinoff manga]] focusing on the villains. Another one-shot for the series debuted in 2017 called ''Ruroni Kenshin Ibun: The Criminal Ashitaro'', and introduces the titular boy as a wayward swordsman who is, by the end of it, trained and mentored by Kenshin along with a boy named Iran Inoue. The spinoff sets itself up as a prelude to a new arc starring the remaining ''Kenshin'' cast.

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[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-18/new-rurouni-kenshin-anime-green-lit There is also an]] [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-20/new-rurouni-kenshin-to-be-2-part-shin-kyoto-video-anime OVA series]] remaking the Kyoto arc and a [[http://www.japanator.com/rurouni-kenshin-enemy-manga-spinoff-31080.phtml spinoff manga]] focusing on the villains. Another one-shot for the series debuted in 2017 called ''Ruroni Kenshin Ibun: The Criminal Ashitaro'', and introduces the titular boy as a wayward swordsman an ex-criminal and budding "11th sword" of Shishio who is, by the end of it, trained and mentored by Kenshin along with a boy another ex-criminal named Iran Inoue. The spinoff sets itself up as a prelude to a new arc "Hokkaido Arc" starring the remaining ''Kenshin'' cast.
4th Jan '17 11:28:43 PM lalaTKG
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[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-18/new-rurouni-kenshin-anime-green-lit There is also an]] [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-20/new-rurouni-kenshin-to-be-2-part-shin-kyoto-video-anime OVA series]] remaking the Kyoto arc and a [[http://www.japanator.com/rurouni-kenshin-enemy-manga-spinoff-31080.phtml spinoff manga]] focusing on the villains.

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[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-18/new-rurouni-kenshin-anime-green-lit There is also an]] [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-20/new-rurouni-kenshin-to-be-2-part-shin-kyoto-video-anime OVA series]] remaking the Kyoto arc and a [[http://www.japanator.com/rurouni-kenshin-enemy-manga-spinoff-31080.phtml spinoff manga]] focusing on the villains. Another one-shot for the series debuted in 2017 called ''Ruroni Kenshin Ibun: The Criminal Ashitaro'', and introduces the titular boy as a wayward swordsman who is, by the end of it, trained and mentored by Kenshin along with a boy named Iran Inoue. The spinoff sets itself up as a prelude to a new arc starring the remaining ''Kenshin'' cast.
3rd Jan '17 6:02:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* CoitusUninterruptus: In ''Shin Kyoto Hen'', Usui attempts to attack Shishio while he's ''boning'' Yumi. Yet, as expected of [[{{Badass}} Shishio]], he can still defend himself while in bed and proceeds to give Usui orders as if this was all a normal day for him.

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* CoitusUninterruptus: In ''Shin Kyoto Hen'', Usui attempts to attack Shishio while he's ''boning'' Yumi. Yet, as expected of [[{{Badass}} Shishio]], Shishio, he can still defend himself while in bed and proceeds to give Usui orders as if this was all a normal day for him.
31st Dec '16 3:16:43 PM Bassball_Batman
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* BadassCreed: Aku Soku Zan. It translates to "Swift Death to Evil", or a bit more creatively, "Slay Evil Immediately[=/=]Instantly". Columbia Pictures, on the other hand, dubbed it as "Evil. Right Now. Murder."

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* BadassCreed: Aku Soku Zan. It translates to "Swift Death to Evil", or a bit more creatively, "Slay Evil Immediately[=/=]Instantly". Immediately[=/=]Instantly." Columbia Pictures, on the other hand, dubbed it as "Evil. Right Now. Murder."



* BandageWince: Sanosuke was beaten up, (and he gets beaten up pretty often,) but one episode has him wincing in pain when his wounds and being washed and cleansed.

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* BandageWince: Sanosuke was beaten up, up (and he gets beaten up pretty often,) often), but one episode has him wincing in pain when his wounds and being washed and cleansed.



* HorseJump: Happens in a {{Filler}} episode when Kenshin catches up to a train being taken over by robbers by riding a horse over several docked boats and then making a spectacular leap onto the train. The horse earned the FanNickname "Super Horse".

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* HorseJump: Happens in a {{Filler}} episode when Kenshin catches up to a train being taken over by robbers by riding a horse over several docked boats and then making a spectacular leap onto the train. The horse earned the FanNickname "Super Horse".Horse."



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Makoto Shishio has narrow red eyes. His intro episode is appropriately titled "Devil of Vengeance". Earlier on, though, protagonist Kenshin Himura himself was exhibiting the trope as Hitokiri Battousai until his battle with Saitou Hajime gave him gold eyes, probably to match the prescribed manga coloring. His eyes also looked red then turned gold very early in the series when Jin-E kidnapped Kaoru. Possibly justified in that the more enraged he is, the more his eyes change from their normal blue-ish purple.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Makoto Shishio has narrow red eyes. His intro episode is appropriately titled "Devil of Vengeance". Vengeance." Earlier on, though, protagonist Kenshin Himura himself was exhibiting the trope as Hitokiri Battousai until his battle with Saitou Hajime gave him gold eyes, probably to match the prescribed manga coloring. His eyes also looked red then turned gold very early in the series when Jin-E kidnapped Kaoru. Possibly justified in that the more enraged he is, the more his eyes change from their normal blue-ish purple.



* SinkOrSwimMentor: Kenshin's old master Hiko Seijuuro, whose training techniques seem to center around "beat Kenshin silly with the Technique of the Day, then have Kenshin attempt the same. If he succeeds, start beating him silly with the counter".

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* SinkOrSwimMentor: Kenshin's old master Hiko Seijuuro, whose training techniques seem to center around "beat Kenshin silly with the Technique of the Day, then have Kenshin attempt the same. If he succeeds, start beating him silly with the counter".counter."



* TrueCompanions: As early as Megumi's introduction, she was already noticing the family dynamic among Kenshin and his friends; Yahiko gives the group their InUniverse nickname: "The Kenshin-gumi". Later in the series [[spoiler: Aoshi and Misao join the group]].

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* TrueCompanions: As early as Megumi's introduction, she was already noticing the family dynamic among Kenshin and his friends; Yahiko gives the group their InUniverse nickname: "The Kenshin-gumi". Kenshin-gumi." Later in the series [[spoiler: Aoshi and Misao join the group]].



* VerbalTic: Kenshin speaks using very archaic humble verbiage, referring to himself as "sessha" (This Lowly One), more or less, using the exclamation "oro" to express surprise, and ending his sentences with "de gozaru".

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* VerbalTic: Kenshin speaks using very archaic humble verbiage, referring to himself as "sessha" (This Lowly One), more or less, using the exclamation "oro" to express surprise, and ending his sentences with "de gozaru".gozaru."
31st Dec '16 3:10:07 PM Bassball_Batman
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* AdaptationalWimp: Aoshi gets hit with this HARD in Shin Kyoto Hen, going from one of the biggest badasses in the series, to a mook who gets pimpslapped by a tired and wounded Kenshin in less than a minute, going down with one simple hit from the butt of Kenshin's sword without landing a single blow. For Shame!

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* AdaptationalWimp: Aoshi gets hit with this HARD '''''hard''''' in Shin Kyoto Hen, going from one of the biggest badasses in the series, to a mook who gets pimpslapped by a tired and wounded Kenshin in less than a minute, going down with one simple hit from the butt of Kenshin's sword without landing a single blow. For Shame!



** [[spoiler:Sanosuke's father]], who somehow manages to be even MORE awesome than [[spoiler:Sano]] himself.

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** [[spoiler:Sanosuke's father]], who somehow manages to be even MORE '''''more''''' awesome than [[spoiler:Sano]] himself.



* TrainingFromHell: Kenshin underwent one of these to learn his ultimate technique, and it's implied that his training before he left to fight in the Meiji Revolution was also hellish. If one could even call it "training", as it only consisted of Hiko Seijuro pounding Kenshin repeatedly with ALL the techniques of the Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu (Kenshin was surprised those attacks weren't fatal, and Hiko brags that it's because he has perfect control).

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* TrainingFromHell: Kenshin underwent one of these to learn his ultimate technique, and it's implied that his training before he left to fight in the Meiji Revolution was also hellish. If one could even call it "training", as it only consisted of Hiko Seijuro pounding Kenshin repeatedly with ALL '''''all''''' the techniques of the Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu (Kenshin was surprised those attacks weren't fatal, and Hiko brags that it's because he has perfect control).
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