History TearJerker / RurouniKenshin

1st Sep '15 12:48:59 PM matt3291992
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---> '''Anji:''' Tsubaki.... I don't deserve such kindness. [[TheseHandsHaveKilled I've killed people... And I've taken.... so very many lives]]. *voice begins to break* [[HeelRealization So many lives...]] *breaks down and weeps*

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---> '''Anji:''' Tsubaki.... I don't deserve such kindness. [[TheseHandsHaveKilled I've killed people... And I've taken.... so very many lives]]. *voice begins to break* [[HeelRealization So many So... many... lives...]] *breaks down and weeps*
1st Sep '15 2:49:27 AM matt3291992
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---> '''Anji:''' Tsubaki.... I don't deserve such kindness. [[TheseHandsHaveKilled I've killed people... And I've taken.... so very many lives]]. *voice begins to break* [[HeelRealization So many lives...]]

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---> '''Anji:''' Tsubaki.... I don't deserve such kindness. [[TheseHandsHaveKilled I've killed people... And I've taken.... so very many lives]]. *voice begins to break* [[HeelRealization So many lives...]]]] *breaks down and weeps*
1st Sep '15 2:48:07 AM matt3291992
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---> '''Anji:''' Tsubaki.... I don't deserve such kindness. [[TheseHandsHaveKilled I've killed people... And I've taken.... so very many lives]]. *voice begins to break* [[HeelRealization So many lives...]]
29th Aug '15 9:11:00 AM bt8257
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** It's especially bad in regards to [[spoiler: the death scene itself. Sayo lays fatally wounded in the arms of her friend ([[ImpliedLoveinterest or more]]) Sanosuke as he's apologizing for not having been able to shield her... and then he realizes that ''he doesn't even know her name''! (He only knows her as Magdaria, her Christian name). He tearfully points it out, then Sayo calmly looks at him and whispers [[FamousLastWords "Sayo... my name is Sayo... Sanosuke, I'm glad I met you..."]] and [[KillTheCutie perishes almost]] [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth immediately afterwards]]. The next seconds show [[HeroicBSOD the emotionally crushed]] Sanosuke [[DiedInYourArmsTonight cradling her lifeless body]], whispering "Sayo... I'm sorry, Sayo..."]]

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** It's especially bad in regards to [[spoiler: the death scene itself. Sayo lays fatally wounded in the arms of her friend ([[ImpliedLoveinterest ([[ImpliedLoveInterest or more]]) Sanosuke as he's apologizing for not having been able to shield her... and then he realizes that ''he doesn't even know her name''! (He only knows her as Magdaria, her Christian name). He tearfully points it out, then Sayo calmly looks at him and whispers [[FamousLastWords "Sayo... my name is Sayo... Sanosuke, I'm glad I met you..."]] and [[KillTheCutie perishes almost]] [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth immediately afterwards]]. The next seconds show [[HeroicBSOD the emotionally crushed]] Sanosuke [[DiedInYourArmsTonight cradling her lifeless body]], whispering "Sayo... I'm sorry, Sayo..."]]
9th Jul '15 7:34:11 PM AkoSiKuya23
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* ''Seisouhen'' has a major BrokenBase with good reasons for it, but no one can deny how heartbreaking the OVA was.



** In the series, there is also [[spoiler:Yumi's death in Shishio's arms after he fatally stabs her with his own katana and then comforts her as she passes away, and Kenshin's first visit to Tomoe's grave in years]]. Both of them with the ''Adagio Cantabile'' of [[{{LudwigVanBeethoven}} Beethoven's]] ''Pathetique Sonata'' as background music.
** The manga scene where [[spoiler:Kenshin finds Kaoru's (supposed) corpse and [[HeroicBSOD completely breaks down]] as he believes Enishi has finally gotten his revenge on him]].

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** * In the series, there is also [[spoiler:Yumi's death in Shishio's arms after he fatally stabs her with his own katana and then comforts her as she passes away, and Kenshin's first visit to Tomoe's grave in years]]. Both of them with the ''Adagio Cantabile'' of [[{{LudwigVanBeethoven}} Beethoven's]] ''Pathetique Sonata'' as background music.
** * The manga scene where [[spoiler:Kenshin finds Kaoru's (supposed) corpse and [[HeroicBSOD completely breaks down]] as he believes Enishi has finally gotten his revenge on him]].



* [[spoiler:Anji Yukyuzan]]'s horribly depressing backstory. My God, [[spoiler:Anji's screams of fury and pain when he sees the shrine burned down and his stepchildren dead, especially the teenage girl with a PrecociousCrush on him]]... it ''never'' fails to bring the water works for me.



* Say what you want about ''[[BrokenBase Seisouhen]]'', but admit it. You cried at least once during either episode.

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* Say what you want about ''[[BrokenBase Seisouhen]]'', but admit it. You cried at least once during either episode.[[spoiler:Anji Yukyuzan]]'s horribly depressing backstory. My God, [[spoiler:Anji's screams of fury and pain when he sees the shrine burned down and his stepchildren dead, especially the teenage girl with a PrecociousCrush on him]]
3rd Jul '15 7:06:22 AM JonahtheMann
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* It is absolutely heartbreaking when [[spoiler:Tomoe dies in Kenshin's arms. Forget the fact that it was he who accidentally killed her, and that she cuts the final scar on his cheek. Just the way she mutters "I'm sorry, my darling" before drifting away into a permanent sleep]] is enough to move anyone to tears.
17th Jun '15 6:47:53 AM LadySugarQuill
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* Just about everything in the second episode of the first OVA.
** Screw that, the ''whole'' first OVA series is a big TearJerker. And the original manga/TV series had its moments as well.
* The first TV episode. Kenshin has had enough pretending not to be the Battousai, and shows for the first time why he has such a strange philosophy to fighting:

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* Just about everything in the second episode of the first OVA.
** Screw that, the ''whole'' first OVA series is a big TearJerker. And the original manga/TV series had its moments as well.
* The first TV episode.episode (and the corresponding manga scene). Kenshin has had enough pretending not to be the Battousai, and shows for the first time why he has such a strange philosophy to fighting:



* The funeral for [[spoiler:Kaoru]] who [[DisneyDeath wasn't really dead at the time]] but, hey, we didn't know that!



* Soujirou's steady breakdown during his fight with Kenshin is so heartbreaking.
** One can't help but tear up when he pleads with Kenshin: "If you claim to protect the weak, then ''where'' were you when I needed you?!"
** To elaborate, Soujirou underwent [[spoiler: major abuse at the hands of his family due to being the bastard child of his father and his mother (who was his mistress). He also endured their scathing remarks about him being a bastard child and we learn that he was only allowed in the family for appearances sake. It isn't until Shishio turns up badly wounded that Soujirou eventually becomes his disciple and kills his entire family, resulting in a HeroicBSOD that he didn't realize had, until his fight with Kenshin]]. It really puts some perspective on that kinda stuff.
* Kenshin's farewell to Kaoru before he goes after Shishio. No wonder poor Kaoru got depressed (if perhaps [[{{Wangst}} excessively so]]) after that.
* The funeral for [[spoiler:Kaoru]] who [[DisneyDeath wasn't really dead at the time]] but, hey, we didn't know that!



* Say what you want about ''[[BrokenBase Seisouhen]]'', but admit it. You cried at least once during either episode.



* Soujirou's steady breakdown during his fight with Kenshin is so heartbreaking.
** One can't help but tear up when he pleads with Kenshin: "If you claim to protect the weak, then ''where'' were you when I needed you?!"
** To elaborate, Soujirou underwent [[spoiler: major abuse at the hands of his family due to being the bastard child of his father and his mother (who was his mistress). He also endured their scathing remarks about him being a bastard child and we learn that he was only allowed in the family for appearances sake. It isn't until Shishio turns up badly wounded that Soujirou eventually becomes his disciple and kills his entire family, resulting in a HeroicBSOD that he didn't realize had, until his fight with Kenshin]]. It really puts some perspective on that kinda stuff.
* Kenshin's farewell to Kaoru before he goes after Shishio. No wonder poor Kaoru got depressed (if perhaps [[{{Wangst}} excessively so]]) after that.
** Surpassed by Kenshin's backstory from the Rememberance arc (animated as the ''Tsuiokuhen''/''Trust and Betrayal'' OVA) in which Kenshin [[spoiler:accidentally kills his wife Tomoe after being temporarily blinded, by a group of ninjas. She was trying to help him and to not lose her second chance at happiness, and then SLASH]]. The shock of this causes Kenshin to swear to never kill again, and [[spoiler: Tomoe's brother Enishi to swear revenge and to turn Kenshin's life into a living hell]].



* The end of the first ''Tsukiokuhen'' OVA, depicting how Kenshin and [[spoiler:Tomoe]] met.


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* Just about everything in the second episode of the first OVA.
* Surpassed by Kenshin's backstory from the Rememberance arc (animated as the ''Tsuiokuhen''/''Trust and Betrayal'' OVA) in which Kenshin [[spoiler:accidentally kills his wife Tomoe after being temporarily blinded, by a group of ninjas. She was trying to help him and to not lose her second chance at happiness, and then SLASH]]. The shock of this causes Kenshin to swear to never kill again, and [[spoiler: Tomoe's brother Enishi to swear revenge and to turn Kenshin's life into a living hell]]. Screw that, the ''whole'' first OVA series is a big TearJerker.
* The end of the first ''Tsukiokuhen'' OVA, depicting how Kenshin and [[spoiler:Tomoe]] met.
* Say what you want about ''[[BrokenBase Seisouhen]]'', but admit it. You cried at least once during either episode.
23rd Dec '14 8:32:51 PM boo1348
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzeeNAH2ckY "Towa no Mirai"]], the ending theme for TheMovie, ''Ishinshishi e no Requiem'', tends to do this to a lot of people.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzeeNAH2ckY com/watch?v=LW2aGEAe2Bo "Towa no Mirai"]], the ending theme for TheMovie, ''Ishinshishi e no Requiem'', tends to do this to a lot of people.



** And [[spoiler:Sayo]]'s death. God, poor [[spoiler:Sayo]]. The Shimabara arc was the last good part of the anime, and despite having a BittersweetEnding, [[spoiler:Sayo's fate]] remains a TearJerker.
*** It's especially bad in regards to [[spoiler: the death scene itself. Sayo lays fatally wounded in the arms of her friend ([[ImpliedLoveinterest or more]]) Sanosuke as he's apologizing for not having been able to shield her... and then he realizes that ''he doesn't even know her name''! (He only knows her as Magdaria, her Christian name). He tearfully points it out, then Sayo calmly looks at him and whispers [[FamousLastWords "Sayo... my name is Sayo... Sanosuke, I'm glad I met you..."]] and [[KillTheCutie perishes almost]] [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth immediately afterwards]]. The next seconds show [[HeroicBSOD the emotionally crushed]] Sanosuke [[DiedInYourArmsTonight cradling her lifeless body]], whispering "Sayo... I'm sorry, Sayo..."]]
*** The flashback where [[spoiler:Shogo and Sayo watch their father die fighting the Shogun's forces, then told by their mortally-sick mother to leave her and "become strong as iron", shortly afterwards seeing her shot dead on the beach, and ''then'' sailing away with their uncle... past the crucified bodies of everyone in their village]]. And then [[spoiler:young Shogo]] made an oath to become "as strong as God!" and the source of his messianic complex was made painfully obvious.

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** And * [[spoiler:Sayo]]'s death. God, poor [[spoiler:Sayo]]. The Shimabara arc was the last good part of the anime, and despite having a BittersweetEnding, [[spoiler:Sayo's fate]] remains a TearJerker.
*** ** It's especially bad in regards to [[spoiler: the death scene itself. Sayo lays fatally wounded in the arms of her friend ([[ImpliedLoveinterest or more]]) Sanosuke as he's apologizing for not having been able to shield her... and then he realizes that ''he doesn't even know her name''! (He only knows her as Magdaria, her Christian name). He tearfully points it out, then Sayo calmly looks at him and whispers [[FamousLastWords "Sayo... my name is Sayo... Sanosuke, I'm glad I met you..."]] and [[KillTheCutie perishes almost]] [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth immediately afterwards]]. The next seconds show [[HeroicBSOD the emotionally crushed]] Sanosuke [[DiedInYourArmsTonight cradling her lifeless body]], whispering "Sayo... I'm sorry, Sayo..."]]
*** ** The flashback where [[spoiler:Shogo and Sayo watch their father die fighting the Shogun's forces, then told by their mortally-sick mother to leave her and "become strong as iron", shortly afterwards seeing her shot dead on the beach, and ''then'' sailing away with their uncle... past the crucified bodies of everyone in their village]]. And then [[spoiler:young Shogo]] made an oath to become "as strong as God!" and the source of his messianic complex was made painfully obvious.



** ''Now do you understand?! With just prayers and wishes, not one thing can be saved - NOT ONE THING! Until those children follow the circle of reincarnation and they are reborn into this world...Myouou no Anji shall NEVER LOSE!!''
* Iwasaki Taku's heartbreakingly gentle and heartfelt musical score for the ending of ''Rurouni Kenshin: Memories''.

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** ''Now ---> '''Anji:''' "Now do you understand?! With just prayers and wishes, not one thing can be saved - NOT saved--NOT ONE THING! Until those children follow the circle of reincarnation and they are reborn into this world...world... Myouou no Anji shall NEVER LOSE!!''
LOSE!!"
* Iwasaki Taku's Creator/TakuIwasaki's heartbreakingly gentle and heartfelt musical score for the ending of ''Rurouni Kenshin: Memories''.
9th Dec '14 12:53:48 AM AkoSiKuya23
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** [[spoiler:Kenshin and Kaoru die]]. Yes, it's ultimately considered CanonDiscontinuity by Watsuki and many fans for good reason, but it doesn't take away from how heartbreaking it is to see [[spoiler:Kenshin and Kaoru using what little strength they have in their bodies to see each other one last time, ending with Kenshin sleeping peacefully on Kaoru's lap.]]

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** [[spoiler:Kenshin and Kaoru die]]. Yes, it's ultimately considered CanonDiscontinuity by Watsuki and many fans for good reason, but it doesn't take away from how heartbreaking it is to see [[spoiler:Kenshin and Kaoru using what little strength they have in their bodies to see each other one last time, ending with Kenshin sleeping dying peacefully on Kaoru's lap.]]
9th Dec '14 12:52:59 AM AkoSiKuya23
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** [[spoiler:Kenshin and Kaoru die]]. Of course, if you read the original manga you just might be pissed instead, because the manga's ending is HappilyEverAfter. (But hey, according to Watsuki, it's CanonDiscontinuity. Let's breathe in and say thanks).

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** [[spoiler:Kenshin and Kaoru die]]. Of course, if you read the original manga you just might be pissed instead, because the manga's ending is HappilyEverAfter. (But hey, according to Watsuki, Yes, it's CanonDiscontinuity. Let's breathe in ultimately considered CanonDiscontinuity by Watsuki and say thanks).many fans for good reason, but it doesn't take away from how heartbreaking it is to see [[spoiler:Kenshin and Kaoru using what little strength they have in their bodies to see each other one last time, ending with Kenshin sleeping peacefully on Kaoru's lap.]]
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