Thursday, March 20, 2008

Kenshin rocks!!

This is about my favourite anime character "Himura Kenshin" or Himura Battousai,the Hitokiri(manslayer) during the Meiji Restoration.

Get to know the basics here : About Kenshin

Why I am blogging about this now is largely unclear..but I can credit it due to the entry of new series,Naruto. It was suggested by my senior,Widad. I downloaded and saw four episodes and realized that I am gonna stick to it.But nothing beats my Ken-san. He is the ultimate swordsman.Using the Hitenmitsurugi Ryu technique(which is supremely fast),he performs wonderful and dangerous moves.

The main attraction in the story is the detailed explanation of sword techniques of any character in the series. Its really something good, not found in all animes. Even the smallest of characters get their moves explained and a proper counter action is made to defeat them. All characters are superb with their own style of life and fighting.

My heart goes out for Kenshin, when the ghosts of his past haunts him. His way of treating people is so good...and his funny way of saying "Oro" makes the series very funny.I learnt quite a bit of Japanese from it.Some of its episodes are hillarious due to Sagara Sanosuke,Yahiko, Kenshin and Kaoru.
The serious parts are perfectly combined with comedy, moral values, love and some suspense as well.

I just keep remembering some of the most sensible yet superb moves of kenshin,like the Battou-jitsu(lightning speed drawing)and the famous Amakakeru Ryu No Hirameki. Also there is this Hajime Saito(leader of Shinsengumi) who starts as Ken's enemy and later becomes best friend.His Gatotsu moves and no-nonsense attitude absolutely superb.Same with Shinomori Aoshi...the last battle between him and Ken is one helluva battle...

The  character of Kenshin somehow keeps one addicted to it.

Kenshin fans, you might want to read this very interesting article that explains the science behind each of Kenshin's moves. I bet you would pick the thing lying next to you that even remotely resembles a katana, and start swinging away...


  1. i'm not much into the Naruto series.. i have heard a bit of it from my friends some of who are Naruto fanatics. now that u have introduced me to this let me have a crack at it and see if i like it. :)

  2. yeah, i've been reading rurouni kenshin for a while now, and let me tell you, i love it soooo much! it's just the BEST manga ever. now that i'm stuck on this i haven't been reading anyhting else. :D