History Trivia / RurouniKenshin

13th Feb '18 12:54:22 PM Cieloazul
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In the live action films, the villainous Banjin Inui is played by UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts star Genki Sudo, a known philantropist.



** The Drama CD cast was replaced in its entirety for the anime. In volume 10, Watsuki mentioned that he was disappointed about this decision because he liked the performance of many of the voice actors (such as Creator/MegumiOgata and Creator/TomokazuSeki) as his characters, although the anime cast "works out". One reason he cited about the change was that, since the anime production committee was bigger than a Drama CD production team (as it involves more companies and sponsors), the "industry power-structure" affected the series. That said, a fair amount of the actors from the CD dramas got to appear in the show as different characters:

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** The Drama CD cast was replaced in its entirety for the anime. In volume 10, Watsuki mentioned that he was disappointed about this decision because he liked the performance of many of the voice actors (such as Creator/MegumiOgata and Creator/TomokazuSeki) as his characters, although he felt the anime cast "works out"."worked out" as well. One reason he cited about the change was that, since the anime production committee was bigger than a Drama CD production team (as it involves more companies and sponsors), the "industry power-structure" affected the series. That said, a fair amount of the actors from the CD dramas got to appear in the show as different characters:



* PlayingGertrude: A male example in the live action films. Kenshin is 28 years old at the start of the manga, substantially older than Kaoru and the other main characters, but actor Takeru Satoh was only 22 at the time of the first film's release. (Then again, in the manga Kenshin looks the same age as everybody.) Sanosuke, on the other hand, is a case of DawsonCasting, as Munetaka Aoki was 12 whole years older than his character.



** Kanyru Takeda was going to be homosexual like his historical counterpart, but Watsuki decided that would "unnecessarily complicate things".

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** Kanyru Kanryu Takeda was going to be homosexual like his historical counterpart, but Watsuki decided that would "unnecessarily complicate things".
20th Jan '18 12:58:39 PM Smeagol17
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** In October 2017, Watsuki himself was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography with the news of his arrest released a month later. This led to the publisher Shueisha putting the then-ongoing Hokkaido arc on a hiatus.

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** In October 2017, Watsuki himself was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography with the news of his arrest this released a month later. This led to the publisher Shueisha putting the then-ongoing Hokkaido arc on a hiatus.
20th Jan '18 12:56:36 PM DrPsyche
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** The author originally intended for Usui to be a Franchise/{{Terminator}}-style manhunter, pursuing Kenshin relentlessly through darkened city streets. Instead, we got [[AntiClimaxBoss the]] [[InformedAbility above]].

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** The author originally intended for Usui to be a Franchise/{{Terminator}}-style manhunter, pursuing Kenshin relentlessly through darkened city streets. Instead, we got [[AntiClimaxBoss the]] [[InformedAbility above]].he was largely an AntiClimaxBoss.
18th Dec '17 12:47:29 AM redclaw28th
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*** In the first episode of the Feng Shui arc, Jinpu's voice was supplied by Creator/MichaelMcConnohie but for the remainder of the story, Jamieson Price took over (he'd previously voiced Usui and Kaiou).

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*** In the first episode of the Feng Shui arc, Jinpu's voice was supplied by Creator/MichaelMcConnohie but for the remainder of the story, Jamieson Price Creator/JamiesonPrice took over (he'd previously voiced Usui and Kaiou).
18th Dec '17 12:44:04 AM redclaw28th
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** The Media Blasters dub, while mostly consistent, did have a few changes. Most prominent of all would be Sojiro, who was voiced by '''three''' different actresses during his screentime. At first, Tara Sands provided his voice but after she returned to New York (for the time) Lynn Fishcer replaced her as Sojiro for a couple episodes before ''she'' was replaced by Melissa Fahn for the battle with Kenshin and the DarkAndTroubledPast flashback. Curiously, Tara still voiced Masukami for all of her appearances when she (Tara) had already been replaced as Sojiro, except for the aftermath where Creator/MichelleRuff (Tae and Tsubame) filled in for her. Her two speaking appearances in season 3 were also done by Ruff.

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** The Media Blasters dub, while mostly consistent, did have a few changes. Most prominent of all would be Sojiro, who was voiced by '''three''' different actresses during his screentime. At first, Tara Sands provided his voice but after she returned to New York (for the time) Lynn Fishcer replaced her as Sojiro for a couple episodes before ''she'' was replaced by Melissa Fahn for the battle with Kenshin and the DarkAndTroubledPast flashback. Curiously, Bizarrely, Tara still voiced Masukami for all of her appearances when she (Tara) had already been replaced as Sojiro, except for during the Aoiya battle even after giving up Sojiro. For the aftermath where of the Shishio battle and her cameo in the Christian arc, Masukami was voiced by Creator/MichelleRuff (Tae and Tsubame) Tsubame). Plus, in one of the last episodes of season 3, Dina Sherman filled in for her. Her two speaking appearances in season 3 were also done by Ruff.her.


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*** In the first episode of the Feng Shui arc, Jinpu's voice was supplied by Creator/MichaelMcConnohie but for the remainder of the story, Jamieson Price took over (he'd previously voiced Usui and Kaiou).
16th Dec '17 11:58:04 AM redclaw28th
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** The Media Blasters dub, while mostly consistent, did have a few changes. Most prominent of all would be Sojiro, who was voiced by '''three''' different actresses during his screentime. At first, Tara Sands provided his voice but after she returned to New York (for the time) Lynn Fishcer replaced her as Sojiro for a few episodes before ''she'' was replaced by Melissa Fahn for the battle with Kenshin and the DarkAndTroubledPast flashback. Curiously, Tara still voiced Masukami for all of her appearances when she (Tara) had already been replaced as Sojiro, except for the aftermath where Creator/MichelleRuff (Tae and Tsubame) filled in for her.

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** The Media Blasters dub, while mostly consistent, did have a few changes. Most prominent of all would be Sojiro, who was voiced by '''three''' different actresses during his screentime. At first, Tara Sands provided his voice but after she returned to New York (for the time) Lynn Fishcer replaced her as Sojiro for a few couple episodes before ''she'' was replaced by Melissa Fahn for the battle with Kenshin and the DarkAndTroubledPast flashback. Curiously, Tara still voiced Masukami for all of her appearances when she (Tara) had already been replaced as Sojiro, except for the aftermath where Creator/MichelleRuff (Tae and Tsubame) filled in for her. Her two speaking appearances in season 3 were also done by Ruff.



*** Toshiyoshi Kawaji, Okubo's protege, was voiced by Joe Ochman in season 2 and for his appearance at the end of the Christian arc. For the rest of season 3, however, Doug Stone took over the part (who ironically played Okubo back when Joe was voicing Kawaji).

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*** Toshiyoshi Kawaji, Okubo's protege, was voiced by Joe Ochman in season 2 and but for his appearance at the end of the Christian arc. For the rest of season 3, however, 3 Doug Stone took over the part (who ironically played Okubo back when Joe was voicing Kawaji).


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*** In the Christian arc, Kaiou's followers, Jacob and Miguel, were voiced by Creator/MichaelMcConnohie and Creator/DerekStephenPrince in episode 69. When they reappeared in episode 73, however, they were replaced by Doug Stone and Tom Wyner respectively.
11th Dec '17 5:35:10 PM redclaw28th
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** The Media Blasters dub, while mostly consistent, did have a few changes. Most prominent of all would be Sojiro, who was voiced by '''three''' different actresses during his screentime. At first, Tara Sands provided his voice but after she returned to New York (for the time) Lynn Fishcer replaced her as Sojiro for a few episodes before ''she'' was replaced by Melissa Fahn for the battle with Kenshin and the DarkAndTroubledPast flashback. Curiously, Tara still voices Masukami for all of her appearances.

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** The Media Blasters dub, while mostly consistent, did have a few changes. Most prominent of all would be Sojiro, who was voiced by '''three''' different actresses during his screentime. At first, Tara Sands provided his voice but after she returned to New York (for the time) Lynn Fishcer replaced her as Sojiro for a few episodes before ''she'' was replaced by Melissa Fahn for the battle with Kenshin and the DarkAndTroubledPast flashback. Curiously, Tara still voices voiced Masukami for all of her appearances.appearances when she (Tara) had already been replaced as Sojiro, except for the aftermath where Creator/MichelleRuff (Tae and Tsubame) filled in for her.
10th Dec '17 5:43:16 PM redclaw28th
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*** Kamatari was filled in for episode 54 by Creator/LaraCody instead of his main actress, Melodee Spevack.
8th Dec '17 10:49:06 PM redclaw28th
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** On the same note, Okina's TV actor, Koichi Kitamura, passed in 2007, so Tamio Oki replaced him for New Kyoto Arc.
8th Dec '17 10:41:36 PM redclaw28th
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** The OVAs and film cast from ADV also went through a couple changes between projects. Kaoru was voiced by Kara Bliss in the movie but Katherine Catmull replaced her for the second OVA. Hiko was also shared by a couple actors in the OVAs; Joe York for ''Trust and Betrayal'' and J. Hudson Brownlee in ''Reflection''.
*** When the New Kyoto Arc was dubbed years later by Sentai Filmworks, only Kenshin and Sanosuke's actors, J. Shannon Weaver and Gray G. Haddock respectively, returned to their parts. All the returning characters from the previous works dubbed by the now defunct ADV Films were recast:

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** The OVAs OVA and film cast from ADV also went through a couple changes between projects. Kaoru was voiced by Kara Bliss in the movie but Katherine Catmull replaced her for the second OVA. Hiko was also shared by a couple actors in the OVAs; OVA; Joe York for ''Trust and Betrayal'' and J. Hudson Brownlee in ''Reflection''.
*** When the New Kyoto Arc was dubbed years later by Sentai Filmworks, only Kenshin and Sanosuke's actors, J. Shannon Weaver and Gray G. Haddock respectively, returned to their parts. parts[[labelnote:*]] Except for Lowell Bartholomee and Charlie Campbell who voiced and directed on the previous projects and Meg Bauman who had previously voiced Tsubame and had returned as Misao[[/labelnote]]. All the rest of the returning characters from the previous works dubbed by the now defunct ADV Films were recast:
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