In the first episode of Danna ga Nani wo Itteru ka Wakaranai Ken, there is a scene of the husband proclaiming his hate towards working. His face changed to that of some character with a scar on his left cheek. His speech pattern also changed to that of a samurai:

Hataraki takunai degozaru! Zettai ni hataraki takunai degozaru!

What is the reference in this scene?


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There is a internet meme in Japan, that a collage picture from Rurouni Kenshin manga and the text "I hate to work, I certainly hate to work."




It is a reference to Himura Kenshin, from Rurouni Kenshin.

Himura Kenshin

This is noted not only by the scar, but also by the way the sentences are ended.

  • Does this character say anything similar to what he was saying "I don't want to work."
    – nhahtdh
    Oct 6, 2014 at 14:19
  • I can't recall any particular moment when he said something like that, no.
    – JNat
    Oct 6, 2014 at 16:04

Himura Kenshin is also known as the "Hitokiri Battousai", Battousai the Manslayer, Rurouni Kenshin.

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