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• A sword is a weapon. The art of swordsmanship is learning how to kill. That is the truth. What Miss Kaoru says is sweet and innocent talk that only those whose hands have never been stained with the blood of men can believe. But, to tell you the truth, I much prefer Miss Kaoru’s sweet and innocent talk over the truth, indeed I do!

• Man or woman, to attain buddhahood without knowing the taste of good sake is a crime. A good sake is the least I can do. What is your name, boy? (the boy gives his name as Shinta) For Kenkaku or "sword arts," that’s far too gentle. From now on, your name is to be "Kenshin." I shall also give you my most precious knowledge.

• Even when I wield my sword according to the teachings of Hiten Mitsurugi-Ryu, too many times I cannot save a soul. I kill and kill, and still the villains, like maggots, spring from the corpse of a Japan decomposing. There will be more and more acts like this…and all I can do is bury the victims.

• The police are like the Shinsengumi. Our duty is to protect Japan, and the lives of people. Once we take on that duty, we accept that death must be part of it. To obsess over every life, as does Battosai, is folly. It is my duty to finish this matter so that those who died may pass safely into the afterlife. But revenge? I hold not one thought of it. If your Shingan won’t tell you, then I will. What drives me so deep…? SWIFT DEATH TO EVIL! I bring my own brand of justice.

• Now, here is the question – Stealing from the family would have been enough… Why did the child massacre them? Answer 1 – The family resisted. Answer 2 – The child was a psychopath. Answer 3 – For the child, whose sister was killed by a merciless hitokiri, destroying his happiness… the sight of a family living in hapiness was unbearable. The correct answer… is, without debate, number three.

Dialogue [ edit ] Hiruma Gohei: Are you here to talk about swords that give life too? Kenshin: No. A sword is a weapon. No matter what pretty names you give it, swordsmanship is the way to kill. Kaoru-dono speaks as one who has never bloodied her hands in combat. She maintains a sweet naive lie. But in the face of such awful truth, the naive lie she tells is so much better. If this one had a wish, it would be that her lie would become the truth of this world.

Udo Jin-e: Don’t look at me like that, Battōsai. Your eyes were much better before…when you said you were going to kill me. A hitokiri is a hitokiri until death. Another hitokiri tells you this. It cannot be wrong. Keep playing at "rurouni." I’ll watch you… from Hell. [Later into the chapter] Kenshin: Jin-e, are you watching from hell? Even if "hitokiri" is this one’s nature, nature shall be surpressed. "Rurouni" this one shall be, until this one’s very death.

Kenshin : Even now, do you still think them empty words? Shinomori Aoshi : It is too early to gloat. One width of paper closer, and I’d have sliced your jugular. Kenshin : But that narrow margin is the key difference between me and you in your present form. When I was at the brink of life or death, I used all my will to survive. I drew upon a different power than that of self-sacrifice, and mastered an ultimate technique. Sometimes, the bravest act is to live. That was the ray of light that my master risked his life to show me. As Hitokiri Battousai, I have committed so many sins that I cannot possibly repent for them, that is why I had secretly believed that it didn’t matter whether when I died or was killed. However, now even if I were formally punished and restrained, I will never lose the will to live. Aoshi, you said you have thrown everything away. Anyone can throw away everything if they wish, it’s easy. With your swords, you have become stronger beyond limits, but mentally you’ve gotten so much weaker that you’re far from what you used to be. As the Commander, you wish to give the proof of being the strongest as a title to four men who had gruesome deaths, that I understand. However, with that weakened spirit of yours, saying so becomes an excuse so you can look away from continuing to live. You aren’t doing anything for these four now. All you are doing is swinging your sword full of evil, and blaming these four for it. Beshimi, Hyottoko, Shikijo, Han’nya, face the truth, Aoshi, is it for them that you fight, or it is that they are merely an excuse?

Sanosuke: Alright, I’ll take you on. I’ll ask who you are with these fists! [he punches Saito] Sorry, I got serious here. [Sanosuke is confused after realizing that his punch has no effect.] Hajime: I see, nice punch. That explains why people say that you are the strongest fighter in Tokyo. However it is good only for the peaceful times like current Meiji era. In Kyoto, during the Bakumatsu, a punch like this would get you killed.

• Rurouni Kenshin started as a short story, so I didn’t do much research on it, but in the year and a half between the story and the start of the series, I spent a lot of time reading them (books about Meiji). I did the manga because I wanted to draw Kimonos and swords, so don’t count on all of the details to be completely accurate.

A: Because I didn’t want to draw those samurai hairstyles. You know, those weird hairstyles from ancient periods. If you want to draw swords but no strange hairstyles, then you have to go to the Meiji era. Also, I am a big fan of the Shinsengumi. But drawing in this period means that I’m going to be drawing a lot of historical stuff.

A: Kenshin was originally supposed to be in his thirties, but the director says that the main character in a manga can’t be 30! So I looked at the timeline and the youngest that I could get him was 28. But anyway, in the Meiji life spans are shorter, and many people started to fight in their teens.

• I have always wanted to illustrate a story that is different from other comics, that is about the unclear nature of good and evil. Kenshin himself is not a person of a purely good character. He has a past as the Hitokiri Battousai. It’s hard to say if he was an absolutely good or absolutely villainous character. That’s what Rurouni Kenshin is about.

• The sakabato is something original that I came up with. The reason for it is very simple: I didn’t want my main character killing anyone. But a bamboo or wooden sword isn’t intimidating enough, so I came up with the idea of a sword that has its sharp and blunt edges on reversed sides. That way the main character is able to fight the way he always does, and still be able to refrain from killing anyone.