The two leave behind a note with the word Jinchu (earthly justice) on it, and Kenshin, as perceptive as ever, begins to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
Additionally, Himura Kenji was introduced in the finale as the son of Kenshin and Kaoru; even though the character was "cliché" Watsuki felt that Kenji had to appear. , Watsuki based most of Kenshin's abilities on a real swordsman of the Tokugawa period named Matsubayashi Henyasai [ja], who was skilled in acrobatic techniques. This man, known as "Whale Mouth" is next seen with Enishi and blows up the Akabeko with an Armstrong Canon later that same night. 48 kg (106 lbs) Within the first six months of his career, he killed over 100 people, and eventually became known as the Hitokiri Battōsai.
He sees Tomoe in his dream and she tells him that all she really wants is to see Kenshin and Enishi happy.
However, the actor expressed pressure in doing the role as a result of having to take part in multiple fighting scenes. Ten years later, he finds himself in Tokyo. also listed the series as one of the "Best anime romances" with a bigger focus on Kenshin and Kaoru. He decides to wander again, and Kaoru strongly supports him, promising to welcome him home with a smile and their child.
However, though some complained about his development during the OVA series; while his role in the prequel OVAs were praised, his role in the ones that created a new story arc resulted in criticism by various critics including Watsuki himself. After losing both his parents to cholera by age nine, he was sold into slavery. Despite Kenshin's desire to have her leave, she agreed to stay on as domestic help around the Chōshū clan's headquarters.  Mania.com remarks that Kenshin has a "smartass" attitude in a review of volume 8; while they noted that is a common attitude in the anime that makes him look out-of-character.  A reader also asked Watsuki whether Kenshin could defeat his rival Saitō Hajime since they never got a final duel. Hiten Mitsurugi-ryūKamiya Kasshin-ryū , In the live-action trilogy of the series, Kenshin was played Takeru Satoh. Having seen Kenshin, the revolutionaries informed her that, in order for her to continue living, she would need to stay where they could keep an eye on her. His sword skills soon attracted the attention of Katsura Kogorō, a leader of the Chōshū Ishin Shishi. Upon seeing her corpse, Kenshin has a complete emotional breakdown claiming that he is worthless for being unable to protect the dearest person to his heart. He was also based on the hitokiri Kawakami Gensai.  Bamboo Dong from Anime News Network highly criticized Kenshin in the OVA's retelling of the Kyoto arc for lacking all the development he faced in both the manga and anime of this arc. In the anime adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin, Watsuki's designs were combined with the voice talents of Mayo Suzukaze, a female seiyū. At the end of the battle, even as he was grievously wounded with little to spare, his will to survive overcame and outlasted Shishio's bodily limits, who ignites into a flame (spontaneous combustion) due to overheating. Ten years after the Revolution, he arrives in Tokyo, where he meets Kamiya Kaoru.
For the English dubs of the series, Richard Cansino voiced him in the first anime, J. Shanon Weaver replaced him for original video animation (OVA), and the duology film New Kyoto Arc.
, During the development of the series' pilot chapter, Rurouni, Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story, Watsuki and his editor argued over Kenshin's speech patterns, settling for a "slangy" one. Kenshin's hair is thick and abundant, with all of the shorter frontal hairs falling across his face as bangs rather than being in the ponytail at the nape of his neck. Lavey also highly praised the fight between Kenshin and Saito Hajime in the manga's seventh volume and Kenshin's killing intent displayed against his rival. Kenshin wanders the Japanese countryside offering protection and aid to those in need as atonement for the murders he once committed as an assassin. Episode 1 Kenshin thinks that it was the end, but upon remembering his master Seijuro's words that the girl who came all the way from Tokyo (Kaoru) would be devastated if he were to die, his will to survive strengthened. Deborah Young from The Hollywood Reporter comically compared the character to Michael Jackson but praised his portrayal of swordsmanship. Megumi Ogata (Drama CD)Mayo Suzukaze (anime)Masami Suzuki (anime, child) At the end of the manga, he has cut off the ponytail entirely (presumably to prevent his son from pulling on it) and wears his hair evenly at about chin length. When he arrived, he was shocked to find that, not only had Shinta not committed suicide, but he had spent the previous night burying the bodies of everyone at the site, including the slavers and the bandits. 15 (Trust & Betrayal)28 (start of main series)33 (end of series, Hokkaidō arc) He is also well known for his remarkable battle instinct, able to instinctively adapt to his opponent's style, letting him seeing through their true nature and read their attack patterns. As he walked, the two men from the pub who Kenshin had humiliated attempted to ambush him, but before they had an opportunity to attack, they were slain by a bakufu assassin. Kenshin would return to Tokyo, ending his wandering again, back to a welcome home at the Kamiya Dojo. • Saya: 30 inches matte black finish hitokiri-battousai 12 points 13 points 14 points 1 day ago the issue is the war economy is what gives these companies business and keeps food on these peoples plates. As a sign of Yahiko's coming of age, Kenshin gives him his own reverse-blade sword. In producing the English dub version of the series, Media Blasters considered following suit, with Mona Marshall considered as a finalist for voicing Kenshin.
• Tsuka: 11 inches wood  Teppei Koike also portrays Kenshin in the Kyoto arc musical and has expressed joy of doing it, having read the manga when he was younger. A variety of collectibles based on Kenshin have been created, including figurines, key chains, plushies, and replicas of his sakabatō sword. She realized that all along they had actually used her to create Kenshin's weakness. Kenshin/Battōsai at the end of the Meiji Revolution. For the final version of the first Romantic Story, Watsuki adjusted the dialogue; in his view, he made Kenshin sound "more as I prefer him now."  Megan Lavey from Mania Entertainment highly praised Kenshin's characterization in the manga due to his seriousness as well how he intends to tell his friends his feelings contrasting some episodes from the anime where Kenshin is more comical. Throughout the series, Kenshin begins to establish lifelong relationships with many people, including ex-enemies, while dealing with his fair share of enemies, new and old. Spending much of his alone time in quiet contemplation of his past misdeeds and future retribution, Kenshin often ponders what the right path toward redemption is and laments each life lost due to his weakness.
, In 2016, Watsuki wrote a sidestory named The Ex-Con Ashitaro in which Kenshin appears to save the young title character from a group of enemies.  Satoh said he liked Kenshin's character to the point of enjoying role in the three films. Kenshin is a fair-skinned man of below-average height, slim built, with an androgynous face.
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