History Trivia / RurouniKenshin

27th Apr '16 11:13:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Yutaro [[Creator/MayumiTanaka is]] [[Manga/OnePiece gonna become the Pirate King!!]]
** Hiko [[Creator/ShuichiIkeda IS]] [[MemeticMutation A]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam CHAR]].
** As mentioned in PlayingAgainstType below, Kamatari [[JunkoTakeuchi shall be]] Manga/{{Naruto}}/[[Manga/HunterXHunter Gon]] and Soujirou [[Creator/NorikoHidaka was]] [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]].
** [[Creator/SteveBlum Makoto Shishio]] and his girlfriend [[Creator/WendeeLee Yumi Komagata]] are going [[Anime/CowboyBebop to travel in space and become bounty hunters]].
** The English dub is actually chock full of voices that would later become notable. Names like Creator/JamiesonPrice, Creator/MichaelMcconnohie, Creator/MichelleRuff, and others all pop up.
* HeyItsThatGuy: The live-action film involved ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' as Kenshin. [[MythologyGag Bonus in that]] Takeru Satoh, the lead, recently portrayed another historical assassin, Okada Izo, in the historical drama ''Ryomaden'' (which was apparently why he was chosen in the first place). The director of the film, Keishi Ootomo, was himself the director of ''Ryomaden'' (and, as you will see in the list below, the ''Ryomaden''-affiliated cast is pretty much his ProductionPosse for this film series).
** More bonus points: Jin-E is played by Koji "[[Series/KamenRiderDouble Kamen Rider Skull]]" Kikkawa, [[TheDragon Gein]] by Go "[[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Aki Sawada / Spider Orphenoch]]" Ayano, and [[TheBrute Banjin]] is Genki "Luna Dopant" Sudo!
** The sequels add another one to the list, as Chou is played by Ryosuke Miura, known to Rider fans as [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Ankh]]. [[ActorAllusion His blondness is fabulously spot on.]]
** Furthermore, a majority of the main cast were alumni of the annual [=NHK=] Taiga Dramas (historical dramas of various periods of Japanese history), which include:
*** Emi Takei (Tokiwa Gozen from ''Taira no Kiyomori'') as Kaoru.
*** Munetaka Aoki (Tosa administrator Goto Shojiro of ''Ryomaden'' and Benkei from ''Taira no Kiyomori'') as Sanosuke.
*** Kagawa Teruyuki (Tosa ronin and future Mitsubishi founder Iwasaki Yataro of ''Ryomaden'', as well as Rokuheita from ''Komyo ga Tsuji'') [[MythologyGag as]] Kanryu.
*** Image model Yu Aoi (Nagasaki {{geisha}} Omoto of ''Ryomaden'') as Megumi.
*** Eguchi Yosuke (Sakamoto Ryoma from ''Shinsengumi!'' and UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga in ''Gunshi Kanbei'') [[PlayingAgainstType as]] Saito.
*** The aforementioned Koji Kikkawa also counts, considering he played Oda Nobunaga in ''Tenchijin'' and now Saigo Takamori in ''Yae no Sakura''.
*** Retroactively counting for appearing in ''Yae no Sakura'' are Go Ayano (Gein, playing daimyo Matsudaira Katamori of Aizu) and Eiji Okuda (General Yamagata, playing pro-Western scholar Sakuma Shozan).
** The cast for the sequels ''Kyoto Inferno'' and ''The Legend Ends'' have added a lot to this, which include:
*** First and foremost: Tatsuya Fujiwara ([[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]], [[Literature/BattleRoyale Shuya Nanahara]], and Okita Soji from NHK's ''Shinsengumi!'') as Shishio.
*** Ryunosuke Kamiki, known for voiceovers in ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' and ''Anime/SummerWars'', as well as Minamoto no Yoshitsune (both as a child and as an adult in ''Yoshitsune'' and ''Taira no Kiyomori'', respectively) shall be Soujirou.
*** Yukiyoshi Ozawa (Kiso/Minamoto no Yoshinaka from NHK's ''Yoshitsune'' and Saigo Takamori from ''Atsuhime'') shall be [[CanonForeigner Ito Hirobumi]], the first Japanese prime minister.
*** Yusuke Iseya ([[Film/ThirteenAssassins Kiga]], [[Film/SukiyakiWesternDjango an alternate-universe Yoshitsune]] and Takasugi Shinsaku from ''Ryomaden'') shall be Aoshi.
*** Min Tanaka (Tosa councilor Yoshida Toyo from ''Ryomaden'') as Okina.
*** Takito Kenichi (Satsuma councilor Komatsu Tatewaki from ''Ryomaden'') as Hoji.
*** Tao Tsuchiya was cast as [[PluckyGirl Misao]], and she once played the young Sakamoto Tome (the {{Tomboy}}-ish older sister of Sakamoto Ryoma in ''Ryomaden''), [[ActorAllusion so it might just fit]].
*** Hiko Seijuro XIII is portrayed by no other than Masaharu Fukuyama, Sakamoto Ryoma of ''Ryomaden'' himself.
*** [[Series/KamenRiderOOO This isn't the first time that Sawagejo Cho's actor Ryosuke Miura had a bad hairday]].
2nd Apr '16 12:03:26 PM luisedgarf
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* NoDubForYou: The Latin American {{Netflix}} feed does not include the controversial Colombian Spanish dub, partly due to the quality of that dub and partly because the last episode was never dubbed.
30th Mar '16 11:11:57 AM sarysa
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* AnachronismStew: The series is actually so true to history that it can only really be nitpicked in a Trivia section.
** Takeda Kanryu, the wealthy leader of an opium racket, wears a modern lounge suit with a modern tie that could have conceivably existed in the 1870s, but wouldn't be common in that form for another 70 years. At the time, bowties were still in fashion and suits tended to have more layers.
19th Feb '16 4:26:00 AM kirara19
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** Twice for Kenshin in the Japanese original. Creator/MegumiOgata voiced him in the drama CD, while Takarazuka actress Mayo Suzukaze did in the anime.

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** Twice for Kenshin in the Japanese original. Creator/MegumiOgata voiced him in the drama CD, while Mayo Suzukaze, a Takarazuka actress Mayo Suzukaze did actress, went to voice him in the anime.
9th Feb '16 2:10:39 AM kirara19
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* CastingGag: Before it was an anime, ''Rurouni Kenshin'' was adapted as a series of drama [=CD=]s, with a different cast. The actress who played Kaoru in the dramas was later cast in the anime as Kaoru's Expy, Misao.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: A frequent victim of this, even in media that focus on anime and manga. Kenshin ''is not and was never a samurai'', as that was a distinct social class one had to be born into. One of the English dubs even gets it wrong with the ''title itself''. A similar problem exists for attribution of the theme "''Sobakasu''", as "Judy and Mary" was the name of the ''band'', [[IAmNotShazam not anybody in it]]. (The singer is Yuki Isoya, who goes by "YUKI" in all-caps).

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* CastingGag: Before it was an anime, ''Rurouni Kenshin'' was adapted as a series of drama [=CD=]s, with a different cast. The actress [[Creator/TomoSakurai actress]] who played Kaoru in the dramas was later cast in the anime as Kaoru's Expy, Misao.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: A frequent victim of this, even in media that focus on anime and manga. Kenshin ''is not and was never a samurai'', as that was a distinct social class one had to be born into. One of the English dubs even gets it wrong with the ''title itself''. A similar problem exists for attribution of the theme "''Sobakasu''", "Sobakasu", as "Judy and Mary" was the name of the ''band'', [[IAmNotShazam not anybody in it]]. (The singer is Yuki Isoya, who goes by "YUKI" in all-caps).



** Twice for Kenshin in the Japanese original.
** Yahiko, like Kenshin. In the dubs, it's case by case.
** Soujirou in the original.

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** Twice for Kenshin in the Japanese original.
original. Creator/MegumiOgata voiced him in the drama CD, while Takarazuka actress Mayo Suzukaze did in the anime.
** Yahiko, like Kenshin.Yahiko is voiced by Creator/MinaTominaga in the Japanese original. In the dubs, it's case by case.
** Soujirou Seta is Creator/NorikoHidaka in the original.



* HeyItsThatVoice: Yutaro [[Manga/OnePiece is gonna become the Pirate King!!]]
** Since no one is mentioning it: Hiko [[Creator/ShuichiIkeda IS]] [[MemeticMutation A]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam CHAR]].

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* HeyItsThatVoice: HeyItsThatVoice:
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Yutaro [[Creator/MayumiTanaka is]] [[Manga/OnePiece is gonna become the Pirate King!!]]
** Since no one is mentioning it: Hiko [[Creator/ShuichiIkeda IS]] [[MemeticMutation A]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam CHAR]].



** The sequels add another one to the list, as Chou will be played by Ryosuke Miura, known to Rider fans as [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Ankh]]. [[ActorAllusion His blondness is fabulously spot on.]]

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** The sequels add another one to the list, as Chou will be is played by Ryosuke Miura, known to Rider fans as [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Ankh]]. [[ActorAllusion His blondness is fabulously spot on.]]



*** Eguchi Yosuke (Sakamoto Ryoma from ''Shinsengumi!'' and OdaNobunaga in ''Gunshi Kanbei'') [[PlayingAgainstType as]] Saito.
*** The aforementioned Koji Kikkawa also counts, considering he played OdaNobunaga in ''Tenchijin'' and now Saigo Takamori in ''Yae no Sakura''.

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*** Eguchi Yosuke (Sakamoto Ryoma from ''Shinsengumi!'' and OdaNobunaga UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga in ''Gunshi Kanbei'') [[PlayingAgainstType as]] Saito.
*** The aforementioned Koji Kikkawa also counts, considering he played OdaNobunaga Oda Nobunaga in ''Tenchijin'' and now Saigo Takamori in ''Yae no Sakura''.



*** And it was recently revealed that Hiko Seijuro XIII is portrayed by no other than Masaharu Fukuyama, Sakamoto Ryoma of ''Ryomaden'' himself.

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*** And it was recently revealed that Hiko Seijuro XIII is portrayed by no other than Masaharu Fukuyama, Sakamoto Ryoma of ''Ryomaden'' himself.



* TheOtherDarrin: Richard Cansino, the voice of Kenshin in the TV series, never got to reprise his role in any of the movies and OVAs. Instead, J. Shannon Weaver plays Kenshin instead. No one knows why.

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* TheOtherDarrin: TheOtherDarrin:
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Richard Cansino, the voice of Kenshin in the TV series, never got to reprise his role in any of the movies and OVAs. Instead, J. Shannon Weaver plays Kenshin instead. No one knows why.why.
** The Drama CD cast got replaced once the anime started to be in production.



** Honjou Katamari is voiced by Creator/JunkoTakeuchi. Yes, by [[{{Naruto}} Naruto Uzumaki]] and [[HunterXHunter Gon Freecs]].
** Seta Soujirou is voiced by Creator/NorikoHidaka, whose most famous role is as [[TsunDere Akane]] from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.

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** Honjou Katamari is voiced by Creator/JunkoTakeuchi. Yes, by [[{{Naruto}} [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Uzumaki]] and [[HunterXHunter [[Manga/HunterXHunter Gon Freecs]].
** Seta Soujirou is voiced by Creator/NorikoHidaka, whose most famous role is as [[TsunDere [[{{Tsundere}} Akane]] from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.
7th Nov '15 6:50:20 PM K
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* CastingGag: Before it was an anime, ''Rurouni Kenshin'' was adapted as a series of drama [=CD=]s, with a different cast. The actress who played Kaoru in the dramas was later cast as Kaoru's Expy, Misao.

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* CastingGag: Before it was an anime, ''Rurouni Kenshin'' was adapted as a series of drama [=CD=]s, with a different cast. The actress who played Kaoru in the dramas was later cast in the anime as Kaoru's Expy, Misao.
7th Nov '15 6:49:49 PM K
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* CastingGag: Before it was an anime, ''Rurouni Kenshin'' was adapted as a series of drama [=CD=]s, with a different cast. The actress who played Kaoru in the dramas was later cast as Kaoru's Expy, Misao.
29th Sep '15 1:38:28 PM ultimomant
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** Kanyru Takeda was going to be homosexual like his historical counterpart, but the author decided that would "unnecessarily complicate things."
20th May '15 10:07:35 PM RoninX
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** Creator/SteveBlum provides the English voice of Makoto Shishio.

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** Creator/SteveBlum provides the English voice of [[Creator/SteveBlum Makoto Shishio.Shishio]] and his girlfriend [[Creator/WendeeLee Yumi Komagata]] are going [[Anime/CowboyBebop to travel in space and become bounty hunters]].
14th May '15 4:43:26 AM Firechick12012
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* TheOtherDarrin: Richard Cansino, the voice of Kenshin in the TV series, never got to reprise his role in any of the movies and OVAs. Instead, J. Shannon Weaver plays Kenshin instead. No one knows why.
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