He perfectly mimics Aoshi's dual sword attacks and is even faster than him, but Aoshi defeats him using martial arts.[ch. As one of his favorite characters, Watsuki wanted to use Hiko more often, but because he is more powerful than Kenshin, it was too difficult to find a place to use him in the story. After her father's death, she succeeded him in leader, and continued his legacy of robbing only the corrupt. The origin of Senkaku's design stems from the design of the four Abukuma priests, a group of minor antagonists. Jin-e came in tenth place in the series' first character popularity poll, and tied with Arai Iori for eighteenth in the second. Because he had difficulty with "the complicated details" in the Oniwabanshū story arc, Watsuki gave Raijūta a relatively simple outfit with only one design flourish, the black feathers, which turned out to be difficult to draw. At the time, Watsuki said that he was fascinated by images of "manliness" and that Hiko is one of the first characters to reflect this fascination. Watsuki suggested Gein might have been one of the most popular of the Six Comrades based on the many negative comments he got when he unveiled his face, like he did with Han'nya. When Kenshin falls into a deep depression after he believes that he had failed to protect Kaoru from being killed by Enishi, Geezer gently persuades Kenshin (partly through the use of hakubaikō perfume) to find his purpose to stand again rather than listen to his friends telling him to avenge Kaoru, who mean well but lack the insight to realize what Kenshin's inner conflict is. 168, 169] Following the Ikeda-Ya and Kinmon incidents the Chōshū are near ruin, so Katsura Kogorō tells Kenshin to lay-low in a farm village and bring Tomoe to better blend in. A biological man with a feminine appearance, he is homosexual and loves Shishio deeply. Heishin was designed to be "heavy" on black to contrast with the "whiteness" of Enishi. Otowa seeks Kenshin's death in revenge for the death of his friend Nakajō, whom he had competitive killing sprees with.[ch. Voiced by: Kanako Irie (Japanese); Wendee Lee (TV Series), Claire Hamilton (New Kyoto Arc) (English), Komagata Yumi (駒形 由美), also known as "Caretaker" (夜伽, Yotogi),[ch. In the manga, Kenshin and his friends encounter Shikijō after they break into Kanryu's mansion, where Sanosuke stays to fight him. Some readers proposed that Han'nya had a handsome face under his mask, was Aoshi's kagemusha (such as his twin brother), or was a kunoichi. After the Bakumatsu, of all of the Oniwabanshū members, only Aoshi received job offers from government agencies, such as army intelligence and protection services of political leaders; Aoshi instead chose not to abandon his men.[ch. Yutarō's father, Tsukayama Yuzaemon (塚山 由左衛門), is a former samurai who became rich by selling swords to Europeans. As for the "eyeball-covered costume," Watsuki originally planned to give Usui a plain "tribal" outfit, but scratched that idea after seeing the "spider-like angel" in Neon Genesis Evangelion. [59] Iori tied with Jin-e for eighteenth place in the series' second character popularity poll. Watsuki said that because a lot of different concepts went into Inui, he looks weird, which the author greatly regrets. 68] Saitō Hajime sent Eiji's brother to Shingetsu to investigate the incidents there, hoping that he would not raise suspicion; his cover was blown, and he failed to save his parents.[ch. [13], Voiced by: Ryūnosuke Ōbayashi (Japanese); Richard Epcar (English). He stated that there would be no further attempts at the freaks theme because he has come to the belief that there needs to be more "positive themes" in shonen manga; but will still use it in terms of design. 340] Byakko (白虎) fights using his fists and spiked knuckle blades and prides himself on simply attacking. Aoshi's students then arrive (Beshimi, Hyottoko, Shikijō and Han'nya), just as Kenshin and his friends plan to rescue Takani Megumi, now that the battle is won. "The Secret Life of Characters (41) Yukishiro (Himura) Tomoe,", Watsuki, Nobuhiro. The author said that Kenji exists solely to be the son of Kenshin and Kaoru, and even though the character was "cliché", he felt that Kenji had to appear. Watsuki added that the one aspect he did not like about Hōji is his costume; he had wanted to make it more like the "European style authentic" to the time period, but could not find any resources. The group agreed to then disband and whoever gets to Kenshin first, gets to kill him.[ch. In the anime, they omit reference to the muscle enhancing medicine Shikijō used. So he instead used that design for Senkaku, who Watsuki said turned out to be unimportant also. Voiced by: Yasuyoshi Hara (Japanese); Michael McConnohie (TV Series), Lowell Bartholomee (New Kyoto Arc) (English). For his design, Watsuki wanted to use portrait photographs of Ōkubo, but could not find them. Кэнсин Химура — бродяга с тёмным прошлым и израненной душой. She is shot as she protects the Dutch consul, who can save her townspeople, and refuses to be treated in the hope that the people she cares for will be saved. "The Secret Life of Characters (11) Oniwabanshū ● Shikijō,", Watsuki, Nobuhiro. Dean Elliot. Kazuhiro Nakata Shikijo is a huge man recruited by Aoshi to join the Oniwabanshuu. Watsuki said that Yutarō is one of the "good guys" but because he was "brought down a bit" by the author's "most disgraceful character" (Raijūta) he may not have been developed "to his full extent." "The Secret Life of Characters (48) Geezer,", Watsuki, Nobuhiro. [6] She is portrayed by Yū Aoi in the live-action films.[7]. 176] and Sumita (角田), a large axe-wielder who binds his vision in another.[ch. Watsuki had no personality model for Otowa and made him cruel because he is a shadow instrument user, which he notes resulted in him being sort of like Kanryū. Kenshin narrowly defeats Aoshi. Watsuki had no model for Anji's personality, but pictured him as being similar to Shinsengumi lieutenant Shimada Kai due to the "manly air." 339] Suzaku (朱雀) fights using two swords and prides himself on being able to mimic his opponents moves. Watsuki said that "stupid" was Kenji's personality model, and described him as equivalent to Arai Iori. He felt that Apocalypse's lips are "quite interesting," so he gave Kujiranami similar lips. 211] Having completed his job, Enishi and Woo Heishin both decide to have Gein killed during his return boat ride to Tokyo, but Gein easy kills the large group of martial artists who attack him.[ch. Welcome to the Meiji Era. Kenshin promises that he will bring Aoshi back to her again. 式尉 159] Inui is skilled in Jutsushiki Muteki-ryū (術式無敵流), which is an amalgamation of various styles of martial arts. This reticence left Kiyosato unaware of her thoughts, and—thinking that he needed to please her with greater accomplishments—made him join the Kyoto Mimawarigumi.[ch. Otowa Hyōko (乙和 瓢湖), the "Human Shadow Instrument" (人間暗器), is member number five of the Six Comrades and an effeminate-looking user of assassin's weapons or "Instruments of the Shadows".[ch. His left and right eyes being two different shapes and sizes originates from the elephant man concept. Watsuki said that since he had never drawn a figure like that before, he went through several designs until he found one he could draw comfortably and repeatedly. 174] Despite her happiness at the arrangement, she is unable to express her emotions openly (hence her keeping diaries to record her inner thoughts and emotions). "The Secret Life of Characters (8) Oniwabanshū ● Beshimi,", Watsuki, Nobuhiro. If you have kept up with the manga world for some time now, you will know the creator of Rurouni Kenshin isn't someone to admire. 28] In the anime only, one of his darts jams Kanryū's Gatling gun. Senkaku had no model for his personality, and after the scrapping of the inarticulation trait he became "pretty much just muscle-head small fry." Manga Debut The design model for the Hiko in Rurouni Kenshin is the character of the same name from his one-shot manga "Crescent Moon of the Warring States," but Watsuki also added some influences from Hiken Majin Hajerun in Takeshi Obata's Arabian Lamp-Lamp. Rurouni Kenshin (Subbed) no está disponible. Watsuki believes that he was unable to make Arundo's chain-scythe to appear like real chains. 107] is a warrior monk and member of the Juppongatana. In retrospect he believes that the character resembles President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, another historical figure that Watsuki has respect for. 24] After the Bakumatsu, Han'nya received no prosperous government job offers because of his appearance.[ch. Rurouni Kenshin 3 - The Legend Ends ein Film von Keishi Ohtomo mit Takeru Satô , Emi Takei. Yutarō, who had inherited a lot of money after his parents died, wishes to learn swordsmanship to become as skilled as his father. Description. 29] She has a wicked sense of humor and enjoys flirting with Kenshin to make Kaoru jealous (both Kaoru and Sanosuke refer to her as a "vixen" and in the manga vixen ears appear whenever she indulges in her sense of humor), but helps Kaoru come to terms with her feelings towards Kenshin. Background Information Despite this version and her final version in the main series being so different, Watsuki said that they have the same spirit and therefore are not so unalike. 158] Otowa later fights Myōjin Yahiko during the attack on Kamiya dojo.[ch. [3]) At the end of the Bakumatsu, he becomes a wandering samurai, now wielding a sakabatō, a katana that has the cutting edge on the inwardly curved side of the sword, thus being nearly incapable of killing. Many video games have also been released for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable consoles. However, Watsuki said he likes Inui quite a bit, and would like to create more of these "stupid types" in his next work. Due to Shura's strictness and honor-bound rules, along with the fact that she is a woman, she became very unpopular amongst the crew, with the exception of two, Sarujiro and Iwazo. At first Hōji was just an individual who was surprised a lot, but Watsuki realized that would "get awfully dull." poll.[12]. The author expressed disappointment in this and instead stated that while Ōkubo was indeed a strategist during the Bakumatsu, he was ethical during the Meiji era and did not try to enrich himself personally through politics (like Saigō did). "[48] To solve this, Watsuki modified the real and historic Oniwabanshū to make them onmitsu (what are now known as ninja or shinobi; Watsuki does not like using the word "ninja" as he feels that using it "like that" is "cheesy"[49]), and added details as publication progressed. She comes to respect him and wishes that she had met someone like him earlier in life so that she could have had a more open heart to those outside her faith. He said he did enjoy the first half when she was a cool beauty and would like to bring her back in a different work. During one raid, some pirates wanted to kidnap Kaoru but Shura did not accept that because of her belief that the Kairyu do not harm woman or children, so she took Kenshin to free Kaoru. However, Kenshin refused, saying that he did not want to kill any more than he needed to and that Kujiranami should live in the new era. Kurogasa marks him as an assassination target, but Kenshin and Sanosuke successfully defend Tani.[ch. Weight In a fight against Shishio, he was blinded in both eyes and has trained to take revenge ever since.[ch. Several art and guidebooks for Rurouni Kenshin have been published, and writer Kaoru Shizuka has authored three official light novels which were published by Shueisha. 154, 155, 161] During the attack on Kamiya dojo, he is taken down by Saitō and arrested,[ch. [15], Akamatsu Arundo (赤末 有人) is a mercenary of Shibumi, a corrupt politician. 69] The police take Senkaku away, in which Saitō notes he would most likely be executed.[ch. 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