2: Favorite Female Character↳ Kamiya Kaoru"A long time ago, you said, ‘A sword is a weapon. Whatever pretty names you give it, swordsmanship is a way to kill. But in the face of such awful truth, the naive lie she tells is so much better.’ These days, when I see Yahiko and those kids, I think kenjutsu will gradually change from teaching ‘skill with a sword’ to teaching ‘the way of the sword.’ Remaining in the world, it will become more and more peaceful and the naive lie will become the truth."
↳ Episode 43: Between life and death & Episode 62: Kyoto, the engraved memory
"I have to live because they died for me.”
As incomplete and silly as the Rurouni Kenshin anime was, it still had its beautiful moments — most of which can be found in the Kyoto Arc. Notable parts include the FFF scene, the Kenshin vs. Saitou fight, the Kenshin vs. Chou fight, and the Kenshin vs. Soujiro fight. However, my favorite episodes will always be Episode 43 and Episode 62 because of the scenes above.
One of the things I love most about Kenshin is how he continues to live honorably despite everything he went through. He could have held a grudge, he could have killed himself, he could have put the blame on others. But he didn’t. He accepted what life gave him and did what he thought was the right thing to do. And his idealism makes you sympathize with him the most. It makes you want to live as honorably as you can. It makes you think that however messed up you are, you can still be a good person.
CUT magazine. March 2014 issue.
It features Iseya Yusuke who portrayed the role of Shinomori Aoshi, Director Otomo Keishi, and Action Director Tanigaki Kenji on the set of Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire Arc/ The Last of a Legend Arc.
Credit: Thank you so much to Oryu-san (@ land_batt twitter) for allowing me to share the awesome pics. <3 pic.twitter.com/9870ZXLxp9
Rurouni Kenshin 2014 Behind the Scenes
Volume 11 Chapter 89: Aoshi versus Okina
Cut magazine. February 2014 issue. (^_^x)/
Clear scans: Set 1
Credit: Thanks 二砂糖 for allowing me to share it here.
Mezamashi News [English subbed]
original recorded video: hal0321t
↳ The strong shall live and the weak shall die. That’s the natural order of things. I can’t understand why you have to help the weak, weak people are irrelevant. Shishio made me realize that the strong should live. He taught me to kill the weak and be aware of the strong people. Shishio gave me a sword, and if not for that sword I wouldn’t be alive today. He also made me realize that I don’t have a choice. If i don’t kill them, they’ll kill me. But the truth is, I never really wanted to kill anybody”
One may train a dog with food, or a man with money. But taming a Wolf of Mibu…that, none may do.