The author said that Kenji exists solely to be the son of Kenshin and Kaoru, and even though the character was "cliché", he felt that Kenji had to appear. [4] Megumi came in fourteenth place in the series' second character popularity poll,[5] and fifteenth in the third. As a result, the rest of them chose Ginjo, one member who allied with an opium dealer (Senbonya Yohei) they once robbed, as their new leader, and attempted to kill Shura in mutiny after adding firearms in their dealings. Some of his "miracles" were really just due to his education in Western Medicine, and other sciences. 214] When retrieving his Kaoru doll from the graveyard, he runs into a trap set by Aoshi, who knew that the corpse was a fake.[ch. He created him after his editor told Watsuki that he needed to put more depth into the black market weapons organization. 93] Before the revolution, he was a swordsman working for the Shogun as an anti-hitokiri. When Sōjirō is caught harboring Shishio in his family's rice silo, his older relatives try to kill him thinking that they can pin it on Shishio. 28] His favorite weapons are spiral darts, with which he poisons Yahiko. Having designed Yumi on the spot with the intention of her to be sexy, Watsuki had no specific design model. Sent to Kyoto to set up an information network, the Aoi-Ya inn became his headquarters.[ch. With his senses impaired, Kenshin is unable to see her until it is too late, and delivers a fatal blow to his opponent and to her with the same slash of his sword.[ch. "The Secret Life of Characters (11) Oniwabanshū ● Shikijō,", Watsuki, Nobuhiro. After being told by various people to "do Spider-Man, or to do Spawn and such," Watsuki got agitated and said "I'll throw in Venom also!," which he referred to as digging his own grave. Due to a lack of time Watsuki adapted an earlier concept of a man with dreadlocks, which "to my surprise, turned out to be just right." He summarized Jin-e as, in a sense, the only character to defeat Kenshin even though he did not defeat Battōsai. Kamishimoemon is what Sanosuke will be like when he is older, Uki is very "lively" and protective of others, and Ōta is the opposite of Sanosuke, a weak little boy. 147] So Chō lies to Kamatari claiming that Shishio wanted the Juppongatana to live and spread his story to prevent the government from rewriting it in the event of their loss.[ch. [12] He is portrayed by Ryosuke Miura in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno. Shinomori Aoshi (四乃森 蒼紫) is the Okashira or leader of the Oniwabanshū, and a skilled swordsman who is highly respected by his comrades. RELATED: 10 Things That Did Not Age Well In Rurouni Kenshin. Therefore, Kenshin arranges for Yahiko to be trained in Kamiya Kasshin-ryū by Kamiya Kaoru. "The Secret Life of Characters (22) Ōkubo Toshimichi,", Watsuki, Nobuhiro. 148], Watsuki stated that most of the overall concept for Hōji originates from a character in X-Men, whose name sounds similar to Hōji's; the X-Men character gave him a "hint" for the story but not Hōji's personality. Watch Rurouni Kenshin (Dubbed) Episode 44, A Decisive Battle Like Violent Waters: The Strongest Troop Juppongatana, on Crunchyroll. Although Watsuki admitted he might have included too many elements from the Kyoto arc in the Jinchū arc, he said he enjoyed the character of Iwanbō. But the author said he was utterly defeated, citing Saitō as the biggest reason; any character turns into a weakling in front of Saitō, just like Usui did. Watsuki stated that Hōji's character design is "100% original" to him and that it is one of which he is the most confident in. 191], Following having a "giant" in the Juppongatana (Fuji), Iwanbō was created as a "full body costume." [9] He was designed to be a "murderous ogre", the "polar opposite of Kenshin." Hōji disagrees with Shishio using the Juppongatana to fight Himura Kenshin, believing they might lose, putting their actual goal to overthrow the government in jeopardy.[ch. Today's post is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 15 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The silhouette version of Yatsume, seen before his full reveal, was modeled after the "bandana mask version" of Wolverine from X-Men and Carnage from Spider-Man. Sanosuke defeats Fudōsawa's army of 200 men single-handedly and injures Fudōsawa, breaking six of his ribs.[ch. Watsuki added that the next time he will use the character, he will try to "keep his outlook sunny" while not compromising the "essential self." [13] In the first live-action film, Jin-e is the principal antagonist who uses the Kamiya Kasshin-ryū style for horrific acts. A biological man with a feminine appearance, he is homosexual and loves Shishio deeply. Note: All names are in Eastern Order, family name … He goes by the name of Fujita Gorō (藤田 五郎) and works as a Meiji police officer. Returning casts include Takeru Satoh as Kenshin and Emi Takei as Kaoru, while the main villain Shishio Makoto is … Yutarō's father, Tsukayama Yuzaemon (塚山 由左衛門), is a former samurai who became rich by selling swords to Europeans. 28], Watsuki was originally going to base Han'nya off of the "Elephant Man"; intending for his face to be deformed because a person stepped on it while he was still in his mother's womb. Kurogasa marks him as an assassination target, but Kenshin and Sanosuke successfully defend Tani.[ch. 28] Watsuki said he had no particular motif while designing Hyottoko; using his rudimentary kanji knowledge (the name Hyottoko is formed by the kanji for "Fire" and "Man"), he created a fire-breather. [3]) At the end of the Bakumatsu, he becomes a wandering samurai, now wielding a sakabatō, a katana that has the cutting edge on the inwardly curved side of the sword, thus being nearly incapable of killing. Shura fought with a three-section staff that can disconnect into a chain-staff, and has great agility and reflexes. She was the most famous oiran in Yoshiwara and took pride in it, until the María Luz Incident.[ch. Tani is wealthy, pompous and self-centered. [60], Voiced by: Yoku Shioya (Japanese); Steve Kramer (English), Oguni Gensai (小国 玄斎) is the doctor who takes Megumi as his live-in assistant.[ch. Shura (朱羅) is the daughter of the former leader of the Kairyu Pirates, who were poor villagers dedicated to robbing only from the corrupted wealthy people. Directed by Keishi Ohtomo. Watsuki had no model for Anji's personality, but pictured him as being similar to Shinsengumi lieutenant Shimada Kai due to the "manly air." The Juppongatana are the main antagonists of the Kyoto Arc, and are gathered for the first time (except for Cho, who is in prison) in episode 44 of the anime series. Watsuki had no personality model for Hiko; when he imagined who the "Master" would be, the character initially became "this arrogant, twisted guy." 175] Kenshin kills Nakajō (中条), a warrior who uses hidden weapons and successfully binds Kenshin's hearing with an explosion,[ch. Later, he hires the Kisaki brothers to defeat Kenshin. Yahiko is the only one around to fight Kujiranami at the time and manages to hold him off until Kenshin arrives and cuts off his grenade launcher, which returns his sanity.[ch. Watsuki described the creation of the brothers as a "direct function of the story." Admitting that he has always had trouble drawing women, Watsuki stated that drawing Yumi taught him that he could have fun while drawing female characters not just by making them appear "cute," but also by making them "seductive, or even evil." The storyline was created to act as a bridge to the Raijūta one and to give Yahiko the spotlight. 89], Watsuki had no particular model for Okina's personality; Okina is his image of an "old soldier." Watsuki believes that he was unable to make Arundo's chain-scythe to appear like real chains. The first is Baika Chūzen (梅花袖箭), a small six-barreled arrow-launcher worn on his left wrist.[ch. During his stay in Tokyo, Kenshin befriends new people including Myōjin Yahiko, a young child descendant from a samurai family who starts training under Kaoru, Sagara Sanosuke, a former Sekihō Army cadet who enjoys fighting, and Takani Megumi, a doctor involved with the illegal drug trade. Watch Rurouni Kenshin (Subbed) Episode 61, The Juppongatana Who Remain (aka The Choice for Life), on Crunchyroll. 9] During the Jinchū arc, Uramura's house is attacked and destroyed by Otowa and Kujiranami as part of Enishi's plan to strike at the places in Tokyo most important to Kenshin; but Uramura and his family are saved by Kenshin.[ch. 252], Nobuhiro Watsuki created Megumi as a "mature woman," but had no specific model in mind. Juppongatana adalah para pejuang elit yang dikumpulkan Shishio Makoto di anime Rurouni Kenshin untuk menggulingkan pemerintah Meiji. 1] Gohei (伍兵衛), a former samurai who falsely uses the "Hitokiri Battōsai" and Kamiya Kasshin-ryū names to commit murders. [5], Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (Japanese); Melodee Spevack (English), Honjō Kamatari (本条 鎌足), also known as "Great Scythe" (大鎌, Ōgama),[ch. The author added Kamatari and Fuji at a later point. This minimal "highlights" outfit was a successful experiment for Watsuki's next work where he hoped to have fewer highlights to save time. Despite Usui's final look having originated from several different sources, Watsuki believed "it came out pretty well. 97] is Shishio's second-in-command.[ch. "The Secret Life of Characters (50) Higashidani Family,", "Rurouni Kenshin TV Series Season One Box", "Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels Cast Okina, Sawagejō", Rurouni Kenshin TV Series Season Three Box, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Rurouni_Kenshin_characters&oldid=994970137#Juppongatana, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Articles with Japanese-language sources (ja), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 December 2020, at 14:22. Lady Magdalia (マグダリア, Magudaria), real name Mutō Sayo (武藤 小夜), is Shogo Amakusa's younger sister. [44] Tsubame came in fifteenth place in the series' second character popularity poll. [5], Voiced by: Shinichi Fukumoto (Japanese); Derek Stephen Prince (TV Series), David Matranga (New Kyoto Arc) (English). 10, 11] He now appears as a man dressed in a long kimono with a long scarf and straw hat, and has a unique technique to project chi toward people, hypnotizing them with his eyes via the Shin no Ippō (心の一方, "One Side of the Soul").[ch. Amakusa Shōgo[62] (天草 翔伍), real name Mutō Shōgo (武藤 翔伍), was taught Hiten Mitsurugi by his uncle. "[20] Usui came in seventeenth place in the series' second character popularity poll. 158, 161] As a favor to Kenshin, he deliberately points the police in the wrong direction when they attempt to arrest Sanosuke towards the end of the series. He expressed disappointment with Okina's hair; he intended for it to stand up when Okina is very angry, making him resemble "Sally's dad from the anime." Han'nya burned his lips, cut off his ears and nose, and crushed his cheekbones so he could disguise himself as any individual.[ch. 50] Arundo ambushes Kenshin and tries to use a chain to immobilize Kenshin, but is ultimately defeated.[ch. The historical Takeda Kanryūsai is well known as having been homosexual and Watsuki considered making Kanryū homosexual as well, but dropped the idea as he felt it would "unnecessarily complicate things. 126] The gentle, depressed Fuji was in an ideal state for Saizuchi to manipulate his emotions and turn him into an unbelievable fighter. He is portrayed by Kōji Kikkawa. 144] Knowing that she has finally been of use to Shishio in his most important battle, she dies happy and released of her former frustration for not being able to fight next to him.[ch. Although he delivers a lot of blows, Sanosuke defeats Byakko as his attacks are too weak to do any damage.[ch. 25] Shikijō received no prosperous government job offers because he was a traitor.[ch. [13], Voiced by: Ryūnosuke Ōbayashi (Japanese); Richard Epcar (English). 69] The police take Senkaku away, in which Saitō notes he would most likely be executed.[ch. [12] In the first live-action film, Gein appears as one of Kanryū's men and is portrayed by Gō Ayano. But Kenshin reveals to Tomoe that he does not want it only for appearance sake, and the two get married.[ch. 45] For the past ten years he has cursed the Meiji government and created a cache of grenades to blow up the department of internal affairs.[ch. As one of his favorite characters, Watsuki wanted to use Hiko more often, but because he is more powerful than Kenshin, it was too difficult to find a place to use him in the story. He originally planned to make Usui a "handsome, long-haired type," but when he saw a rough sketch of the concept, it looked too much like Ukyō from Samurai Spirits, so he started over. Shishio was Kenshin's successor as hitokiri for the Ishin Shishi. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again. 76] Based in Mount Hiei,[ch. [42] In the final chapter Watsuki designed Tsubame to look "as cute as possible" since he wanted a story where she was the heroine. Voiced by: Hiroko Kasahara (Japanese); Lia Sargent (English). Welcome to the Meiji Era. During a scuffle one of Raijūta's men accidentally hits Yutarō, causing him to fall into the ocean. Anji is the third strongest and most merciful of the Juppongatana and has made an agreement with Shishio that Anji shall decide whether someone lives or dies.[ch. Her new waitress outfit, which looks like a maid outfit, was going to be for his next work, but because the maid style was already being overdone at the time, he decided to include it in a work before it went out of style. So he tried using a statue as a model, but believes that the final product does not look at all similar to the statue. 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