History Manga / RurouniKenshin

22nd Aug '16 11:10:51 AM dotchan
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* CombatParkour: Implied to be part of Soujirou's arsenal, though the one time he uses it onscreen he was mostly doing it to show-off; at tip-top speed, he instead moves ''too fast to be seen by the human eye''.
13th Aug '16 5:02:29 PM Bissek
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* DoNotCallMePaul: Inverted. At the end of the anime Saitou rejects an offer to have a final duel with his old rival because his dispute was with the Hitokiri Battousai. He had no interest in dueling ''Kenshin''.



* MayDecemberRomance: Kenshin is a good eleven years older than Kaoru.



* MissingMom: The mother of every single major character whose parentage is discussed is deceased, as are most of their fathers.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Hitokiri Battousai. In translation: Assassin who kills on the draw.



* OvershadowedByAwesome: Kaoru.

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* OutdoorBathPeeping: Sano and Yahiko attempt this in the anime version of the Raijuta arc, only to get attacked by a still-dressed Kaoru and Megumi, who knew they would try this.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Kaoru. She's one of the best fighters in her generation - and her odd-job man is one of the top five fighters of that ''century''.



* RedBaron: Hitokiri Battousai. The reputation centered around that name grows so large that most people can't believe that the scrawny Kenshin could possibly be him.



* 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".

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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".same. If he succeeds, start beating him silly with the counter".
3rd Aug '16 7:49:20 AM dotchan
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* DragonWithAnAgenda: Gein is this to both Shishio and Enishi; as Shishio's minion, he was actually [[spoiler: acting as Enishi's informant]], and as Enishi's, [[spoiler: he only cares about using Enishi to further his own ends]].



* ReliableTraitor: Gein.
31st Jul '16 12:26:14 AM sorako
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* MayDecemberRomance: Kenshin and Kaoru (he's 28 and she's 17). Some time passes before things get serious between them.
** Aoshi and Misao (he's 26 and she's 16). To Aoshi's credit, in the ''manga'' he finds the [[{{Ephebophile}} implications]] a little unsettling and makes it clear to Misao that he won't consider it until some time passes. In the ''anime'' though, Kenshin convinces him to start looking at Misao as a woman by the end of the Kyoto arc.
24th Jul '16 9:51:01 AM bt8257
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It turns out that this stranger is Kenshin Himura, a former assassin for anti-shogunate forces during the early days of the Restoration. Regretting his former life as the infamous "Hitokiri Battousai" -- the "Quick-Draw Manslayer" -- Kenshin now wanders Japan as a vagrant soul, seeking atonement for his sins by using his swordsmanship to right wrongs without spilling any more blood.

Along the way, Kenshin meets new friends -- Sannosuke Sagara, a veteran of an extremist group; Yahiko Myoujin, a street urchin and aspiring samurai; and Megumi Takani, a doctor he rescued from her unintentional involvement in the opium trade. At the same time, however, he must also deal with many enemies, some of whom were stark reminders of who he used to be.

''Rurouni Kenshin'' ("るろうに剣心", "Kenshin the Wanderer") is a 1994-1999 manga by Creator/NobuhiroWatsuki, also known as "Samurai X" after Creator/ColumbiaPictures renamed it for their anime releases (which was later co-opted by Creator/ADVFilms for ''their'' release of the movie and [=OVAs=]). Watsuki, being a major fan of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' comics (the characters from which he based a lot of the cast's designs on), heartily endorsed this title translation.

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It turns out that this stranger is Kenshin Himura, a former assassin for anti-shogunate forces during the early days of the Restoration. Regretting his former life as the infamous "Hitokiri Battousai" Battōsai" -- the "Quick-Draw Manslayer" -- Kenshin now wanders Japan as a vagrant soul, seeking atonement for his sins by using his swordsmanship to right wrongs without spilling any more blood.

Along the way, Kenshin meets new friends -- Sannosuke Sanosuke Sagara, a veteran of an extremist group; Yahiko Myoujin, Myōjin, a street urchin and aspiring samurai; and Megumi Takani, a doctor he rescued from her unintentional involvement in the opium trade. At the same time, however, he must also deal with many enemies, some of whom were stark reminders of who he used to be.

''Rurouni Kenshin'' ("るろうに剣心", "Kenshin the Wanderer") is a 1994-1999 199499 manga by Creator/NobuhiroWatsuki, also known as "Samurai X" after Creator/ColumbiaPictures renamed it for their anime releases (which was later co-opted by Creator/ADVFilms for ''their'' release of the movie and [=OVAs=]). Watsuki, being a major fan of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' comics (the characters from which he based a lot of the cast's designs on), heartily endorsed this title translation.
12th Jul '16 9:19:27 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* AdaptedOut: The live action movies do this with many characters' backstories and internal angst, even going as far as removing arc-important characters period. In particular Sanosuke, Anji,, and Raijuta gets hit hardest with this with their pasts that are essential to their personalities removed (with the last not even appearing in the live action movie).

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The live action movies do this with many characters' backstories and internal angst, even going as far as removing arc-important characters period. In particular Sanosuke, Anji,, Anji and Raijuta gets hit hardest with this with their pasts that are essential to their personalities removed (with the last not even appearing in the live action movie). movie).
** A scene [[http://heckyeahkenkao.tumblr.com/post/142487425901/rurouni-kenshin-unaired-last-scene from the last episode of the anime]] included [[spoiler: Kenshin and Kaoru's son, Kenji Himura]], but it wasn't aired. The character didn't show up ''at all'' in the TV series [[spoiler: and didn't make an animated apparition until the polemic ''Seisouhen'' OAV's, where he becomes an AscendedExtra.]]
30th Jun '16 9:39:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* BastardAngst: Seta Soujirou is a darker take on this trope -- his entire stepfamily was abusive towards him for his illegitimacy, which caused him to snap and kill them all.
16th Jun '16 4:12:31 PM nombretomado
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** While the ''TenchiMuyo'' franchise suffered with various alcohol/'tea' edits, everyone was allowed to drink sake during Sanosuke's party in episode 24 of the TV-Y7 version, though some drunken behavior was edited out.

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** While the ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' franchise suffered with various alcohol/'tea' edits, everyone was allowed to drink sake during Sanosuke's party in episode 24 of the TV-Y7 version, though some drunken behavior was edited out.
15th Jun '16 8:44:02 PM dotchan
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* HighlyVisibleNinja: A conscious decision made by Misao's grandfather Okina, thus building for himself quite the support system out of his friends and neighbors in Kyoto.

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* HighlyVisibleNinja: A HighlyVisibleNinja:
** The former imperial ninjas went public (sort of, they do have civilian identities and their headquarters doubles as an inn), wearing stereotypical ninja-type outfits, a
conscious decision made by Misao's grandfather Okina, thus building for himself quite the support system out of his friends and neighbors in Kyoto.
22nd May '16 1:54:02 PM IronicMouse
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* TheWarJustBefore: In this historical fiction series, the changes of the Meiji Restoration following the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boshin_War Boshin War]] is the backdrop for the series storyline. Notably [[TheHero Himura Kenshin]] was a veteran of that war who served on the side of the House of Meiji against the Tokugawa Shogunate. The events of the Boshin War also become relevant during the Kyoto (on an ideological scale) and Jinchū Arcs (on a more personal level). The main antagonist of the former story arc, Makoto Shishio, was a fellow Meiji partisan who now seeks to overthrow the current government based on it not [[TheSocialDarwinist living up to his own standards]] while Enishi Yukishiro seeks retribution on Kenshin for one of his unintended casualties being [[spoiler:his sister Tomoe Yukishiro]]. In addition, two characters who were soldiers for the Tokugawas, Hajime Saito and Uonuma Usui, joined Kenshin and Shishio's groups respectively.
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