Questions tagged [rurouni-kenshin]

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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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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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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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 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?
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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 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, ...