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Rurouni Kenshin (or, "Samurai X") is a shounen manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The story is about Himura Kenshin, a samurai from the Bakumatsu period who becomes a wanderer to protect the people of Japan.

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Which song plays in Rurouni kenshin during the scene between Okina and Shinomori?

I am trying to figure out a song from season 2 episode 14. It's during the scene between the old man Okina and Shinomori Aoshi about 6 minutes into the episode.
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What is this OST for Episode 4 of Rurouni Kenshin / Samurai X?

The OST starts playing on Episode 4 as Sanosuke (Zanza) catches the waitress from her fall and starts trash-talking the drunk democrats. I haven't been able to find it in the OSTs myself. It seems ...
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How can Aoshi Shinimori walk/run/fight when he got shot in both legs?

In the fight with Kanryu Takeda, Aoshi Shinimori gets shot in both legs, in what appears to be above the kneecaps. Yet come a few months later, he is able to fight perfectly fine in the Kyoto arc, ...
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Is Rurouni Kenshin going to start back up now that Nobuhiro Watsuki has been fined?

So recently, the Rurouni Kenshin series, Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc, was put on hiatus for the author's, Nobuhiro Watsuki, involvement in child pornography (On a side note, I think this is a very ...
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What is the Music called which is played when antagonists are plotting something?

I am not a fan of questions like this myself, but I am really curious and I couldn't find any answers. I searched through the whole OST myself. I am looking for the music which is often played when ...
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Which was the name of this Rurouni Kenshin song?

I remember the song in the begining of this video was from Rurouni Kenshin. But I can't remember its name. Which is the name of that song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsOJJlLd8YY
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Why is “aku soku zan” used in different animes?

In Rurouni Kenshin, Hajime Saitoh had a philosophy of life or something like that called "aku soku zan" that was something like "kill the evil immediately" which he mentions when fighting Makoto ...
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How could Makoto Shishio break Sanosuke's futae no kiwami?

Sanosuke with his futae no kiwami used to punch holes in the walls, break doors, etc. But Makoto Shishio just with his head not only could take it but he broke Sanosuke's hand. Shishio said something ...
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Is their a difference between Rurouni Kenshin & Samurai X?

I was told there was a difference between Rurouni Kenshin & Samurai X but I've only seen Rurouni Kenshin. Are they really different and if so can you explain how?
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What series are there after Rurouni Kenshin (1995)?

It seems that after Rurouni Kenshin (1995), there are more stories. But I don't know what to watch because it shows that Kenshin and Kaoru has a baby, Kenshin's past and also that Kaoru was kidnapped ...
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How old is Himura Kenshin?

In the anime, Kenshin appears to be about 17 (at least to my western, Caucasian eyes). Consider that the revolution was 10 years in the past, and it must have taken years during the war for him to ...
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What disease did Kenshin and Kaoru catch that killed them?

In the OVA Rurouni Kenshin : Seisouhen, there was a scene where Sanosuke and Kenshin met each other again after a few years. Sanosuke tossed Kenshin a grilled fish on a stick and Kenshin wasn't able ...
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What does it mean when Kenshin says 'oro'?

Throughout the series Kenshin has added 'oro' somewhat comedically to his sentences. Is there any actual meaning to this or is this just a speech style/pattern that he has? In episode 62 he says it ...
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Why didn't Kenshin's master Hiko Seijuro fight Master Shishio?

Why didn't Kenshin's master, Hiko Seijuro, come and fight Master Shishio Makoto in the showdown of the Kyoto Arc? This is one of the many times that the Meiji government called on Kenshin to solve ...
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In which anime or manga was there a man who admired a fast killing sword technique but was mistaken [closed]

I do not remember if this character is from a manga or anime. However, I think he was a side-character who told his story to the main character, or at least a character of some importance. His story ...
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Are guns in Kenshin historically accurate?

I noticed: Private citizens with small pistols Private citizens with hand-cranked machine guns Soldiers of the old order with guns killing Sano's friends Soldiers of the new order storming Yutaro's ...
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Why didn't Kenshin use a bokutou?

Himura Kenshin, the Battousai, used a sakabatou. He did this to prevent himself from killing people anymore. My question is, if that is his goal, then why didn't he settle with a bokutou (wooden sword)...
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How do I watch canon Kenshin content?

I have watched the anime in full. I understand that canon stops at ep 62. What are the other animated contents that cover the canon story to the fullest? Referring Wikipedia, there were two OVAs. ...
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Why does Okita Souji did not appear?

When Kenshin Himura arrives ten years ago after the Revolution, Basically, Okita Sōji suffered from tuberculosis, as seen when he fought Kenshin in a flashback as well as in Trust and Betrayal, ...
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How does Tomoe's father know who kenshin is or that they were even married?

In the manga Oibore in the fallen district (slums) ends up revealing who he is when asked why he helped Kenshin by telling the people there its his daughters husband who was there when she died. But ...
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Is it possible to make such a clean cut?

I started reading Rurouni Kenshin, and came across this scene: Is it possible to perform such a clean cut, or is this just some made up anime fiction? If so, what is the name of this style/trope? (I ...
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Is it a common practice to change the title into something different?

Sometimes they change the title into something different, and by different I mean it's not an English translation. An example here is Rurouni Kenshin. Although it state that: Rurouni Kenshin is ...
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Machine gun feudal anime request [closed]

I saw half an episode of anime once (7-10 years ago probably) on adult swim(I think). While this seems minor, it is the one that convinced me to give anime a chance as I had only seen one other and ...
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How closely does Rurouni Kenshin resemble real life?

Rurouni Kenshin is an anime based on several historical facts. How accurately are the events in the series portrayed? I don't mean just historical events used in the series, such as the Shinsengumi, ...
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Is Roronoa Zoro based on Rurouni Kenshin?

There are several similarities between the two characters and also the characters they interact with. They are both extremely skilled swordsmen. Their names/titles are slightly similar and hint at ...
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Why would Himura Kenshin turn back into Hitokiri Battousai?

In the early Meiji era, after participating in the Bakumatsu war as the assassin "Hitokiri Battousai", Himura Kenshin wanders the countryside of Japan offering protection and aid to those in need as ...
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Who is Kenshin based on?

I've been told that Kenshin, at least partially, is based on a real life assassin. Who was he based on, and what pieces of his story are inspired by this person?
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Why do Kenshin's eyes change color?

When Kenshin is content and in his normal, day-to-day state, his eyes are purple. Yet, when he is incensed or when he must resume his Hitokiri Battousai persona, his eyes turn yellow: Why do Kenshin'...
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Why does Himura Kenshin say ~ござる (~gozaru) at end of every sentence?

Why does Himura always end almost every sentence with gozaru in this show? Is this normal for people in that time period?