History Manga / RurouniKenshin

14th Jul '17 12:34:33 PM blueflame724
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* DeusExitMachina: Kenshin's master explicitly enforces this to Kenshin; as the Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu is the strongest sword style in the series, any side they join will win. Therefore, he advises Kenshin not to get involved for fear of him being used as a political tool.
4th Jul '17 5:30:13 PM Redkun
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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 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.

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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 Battōsai" -- the "Quick-Draw Manslayer" -- Kenshin now wanders Japan as a vagrant soul, seeking atonement for his sins by using his outstanding swordsmanship to right wrongs without spilling any more blood.
13th Jun '17 7:56:39 AM LadySugarQuill
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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Almost]]]] Played straight and everything. The "note" that is left behind by Enishi is the scent of plum blossoms that his sister loved so much, that would lead Kenshin to [[spoiler: the brutally murdered corpse of Kaoru that is pinned to the wall in a pool of her own blood, with an x-shaped scar carved into her cheek]]. The thing is, of course, [[spoiler:she's not ''actually'' dead and that's just an ''incredibly'' elaborate doll. Kaoru is still effectively treated like this in a meta way, though, since she barely impacts the plot at all after this]].

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Almost]]]] Played straight and everything. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Almost.]]]] The "note" that is left behind by Enishi is the scent of plum blossoms that his sister loved so much, that would lead Kenshin to [[spoiler: the brutally murdered corpse of Kaoru that is pinned to the wall in a pool of her own blood, with an x-shaped scar carved into her cheek]]. The thing is, of course, [[spoiler:she's not ''actually'' dead and that's just an ''incredibly'' elaborate doll. Kaoru is still effectively treated like this in a meta way, though, since she barely impacts the plot at all after this]].]].
4th Jun '17 7:29:00 PM NightShade96
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Every time Kenshin fights an opponent, the opponent gives him this, mainly for being on the Imperialists' side or being a pacifist. Kenshin always manages to prove them wrong, or at least prove that he may not agree with them but doesn't suck like they say he does.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: RealEventFictionalCause: This is done with the assassination of Okubo Toshimichi. In real life, Okubo was assassinated by a group of samurai unhappy with his rapid modernization/westernization and abolition of the privileges the samurai had enjoyed. In the story, SocialDarwinist Shishio has [[TheDragon his dragon]] assassinate Okubo as a step to weaken Japan and make it easy for Shishio to take over the country, and the samurai find Okubo's body afterward and claim credit for the deed.
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Every time Kenshin fights an opponent, the opponent gives him this, mainly for being on the Imperialists' side or being a pacifist. Kenshin always manages to prove them wrong, or at least prove that he may not agree with them but doesn't suck like they say he does.
30th Apr '17 12:01:25 PM nombretomado
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* MultipleDemographicAppeal: While it is, ''strictly'' speaking, a shonen adventure series, the hugely varied cast, fascinating villains, interesting politics and backstories (many of which were at least historically based and some of which were ''startlingly'' accurate), and beautiful guys AND girls gave it appeal across nearly every single age and gender group in Japan, making it far and away one of the banner [=manga/anime=] series of the '90s. It was even exported to ''dozens'' of other countries with great success, particularly in Asia, Western Europe, Oceania, and America (for example, Australia & New Zealand ran the full Sony dub several times over, nearly every Asian country ran the show in various forms at least once, and the series gained considerable success on {{Toonami}} in America).

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* MultipleDemographicAppeal: While it is, ''strictly'' speaking, a shonen adventure series, the hugely varied cast, fascinating villains, interesting politics and backstories (many of which were at least historically based and some of which were ''startlingly'' accurate), and beautiful guys AND girls gave it appeal across nearly every single age and gender group in Japan, making it far and away one of the banner [=manga/anime=] series of the '90s. It was even exported to ''dozens'' of other countries with great success, particularly in Asia, Western Europe, Oceania, and America (for example, Australia & New Zealand ran the full Sony dub several times over, nearly every Asian country ran the show in various forms at least once, and the series gained considerable success on {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} in America).



* Creator/{{Toonami}}: The anime was long a staple of the programming block, and helped introduce an entire generation of American children to anime.
28th Apr '17 5:13:07 PM TwinBladeWarrior
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Team Kenshin all go their separate ways in the end, but their lives are far from unhappy -- Kenshin and Kaoru are married with a son, Kenji; and Kenshin has finally come to terms with his bloody past. Yahiko has grown up to be a master swordsman and inherits the skaboto sowrd from Kenshin after proving himself worthy. Megumi moves to another town, but continues her work as a doctor. And while Sanosuke is alive, he's on the run for attacking the Isshin Senshi, but mails a letter to his friends that he'll be returning soon.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Team Kenshin all go their separate ways in the end, but their lives are far from unhappy -- Kenshin and Kaoru are married with a son, Kenji; and Kenshin has finally come to terms with his bloody past. Yahiko has grown up to be a master swordsman and inherits the skaboto sowrd from Kenshin Kenshin's sword after proving himself worthy. Megumi moves to another town, but continues her work as a doctor. And while Sanosuke is alive, he's on the run for attacking the Isshin Senshi, a government official, but he mails a letter to his friends that he'll be returning soon.]]
20th Apr '17 10:39:43 AM creader
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* {{BFS}}: Sano's zanbato. Deconstructed when Kenshin explains that because it's so large, it only has a limited number of ways of attacking and is thus very predictable. Kenshin eventually cuts it in half, leading Sanosuke to ditch it [[BareFistedMonk in favor of his fists]] [[spoiler:until the Revenge arc, where it's repaired and used to play baseball with a grenade launcher]].



* {{BFS}}: Sano's zanbato. Deconstructed when Kenshin explains that because it's so large, it only has a limited number of ways of attacking and is thus very predictable. Kenshin eventually cuts it in half, leading Sanosuke to ditch it [[BareFistedMonk in favor of his fists]] [[spoiler:until the Revenge arc, where it's repaired and used to play baseball with a grenade launcher]].

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* {{BFS}}: Sano's zanbato. Deconstructed when BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Team Kenshin explains that because it's so large, it only has a limited number of all go their separate ways of in the end, but their lives are far from unhappy -- Kenshin and Kaoru are married with a son, Kenji; and Kenshin has finally come to terms with his bloody past. Yahiko has grown up to be a master swordsman and inherits the skaboto sowrd from Kenshin after proving himself worthy. Megumi moves to another town, but continues her work as a doctor. And while Sanosuke is alive, he's on the run for attacking and is thus very predictable. Kenshin eventually cuts it in half, leading Sanosuke the Isshin Senshi, but mails a letter to ditch it [[BareFistedMonk in favor of his fists]] [[spoiler:until the Revenge arc, where it's repaired and used to play baseball with a grenade launcher]].friends that he'll be returning soon.]]
10th Apr '17 7:09:59 PM StarSword
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Watsuki's assistants while writing this series included Creator/EiichiroOda (''Manga/OnePiece'') and Creator/HiroyukiTakei (''Manga/ShamanKing''), both of whom Watsuki credits with designing several characters.
6th Apr '17 8:24:43 PM Bissek
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the chapter after Sanosuke is introduced, Kenshin is shown to have the ability to sense people's chi, and chi is later used to explain Udo Jin-e's paralysis power. After that Chi, and the ability to read it, is never mentioned again.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the chapter after Sanosuke is introduced, Kenshin is shown to have the ability to sense people's chi, and chi is later used to explain Udo Jin-e's paralysis power. After that Chi, and the ability to read it, is never mentioned again.a grand total of ''once'' - during Kenshin's first fight against Soujiro, where it's mentioned that the Tenken's habitual tendency to completely suppress his emotions makes the ability useless.
24th Mar '17 5:24:06 AM Bissek
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* TheMenFirst: Aoshi took the job bodyguarding Kanryu because while he had better offers from more respectable sources, that job was the only one that included positions for the last squad of his unit, who were essentially unemployable for various reasons, and he believed that he couldn't seek a new life for himself until he had seen to all of the men under his command.
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