History TearJerker / RurouniKenshin

11th Jul '16 8:44:54 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The ''To Rule Flame'' prequel is from Yumi Komagata's perspective, and has more than one of these - specially [[spoiler: the cruel and completely undeserved murder of Yumi's best friend Hanabi at the hands of a SocialDarwinist BloodKnight who killed her [[DisproportionateRetribution for saying the wrong thing at the worst moment possible]] ]] and then [[spoiler: Yumi's ''[[HeroicBSOD absolute]]'' [[HeroicBSOD heartbreak]] [[CynicismCatalyst when she finds out]]; she's shown screaming and crying as [[PietaPlagiarism she cradles poor Hanabi's bloodstained corpse]].]]

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* The ''To Rule Flame'' prequel is from [[HeroOfAnotherStory Yumi Komagata's perspective, perspective]], and has more than one of these - specially [[spoiler: the cruel and completely undeserved murder of Yumi's best friend Hanabi at the hands of a SocialDarwinist BloodKnight who killed her [[DisproportionateRetribution for saying the wrong thing at the worst moment possible]] ]] and then [[spoiler: Yumi's ''[[HeroicBSOD absolute]]'' [[HeroicBSOD heartbreak]] [[CynicismCatalyst when she finds out]]; out]], in which she's shown screaming and crying as [[PietaPlagiarism she cradles poor Hanabi's bloodstained corpse]].]]
11th Jul '16 8:43:51 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The ''To Rule Flame'' prequel is from Yumi Komagata's perspective, and has more than one of these - specially [[spoiler: the cruel and completely undeserved murder of Yumi's best friend Hanabi at the hands of a SocialDarwinist BloodKnight who killed her [[DisproportionateRetribution for saying the wrong thing at the worst moment possible]] ]] and then [[spoiler: Yumi's ''[[HeroicBSOD absolute]]'' [[HeroicBSOD heartbreak]] [[CynicismCatalyst when she finds out]]; she's shown screaming and crying as [[PietaPlagiarism she cradles poor Hanabi's bloodstained corpse]].]]
17th May '16 11:13:06 PM BadassAgamemnon
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** [[spoiler: Don't even get me started when Sanosuke]] visits her grave on the final episode of the arc. The way he weeps is easily one of the most tearful moments of the filler episode. Just seeing someone as strong and hardened from life as he is breaking down and yelling in regrets why [[spoiler: Sayo had to die]] just made me feel so bad and the fact [[spoiler: it took Shouzu taunting him into a brief duel in FRONT of Sayo's grave]] is a testament to how affected [[spoiler: Sanosuke]] was at her death.
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.
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