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Member Profile: HitokiriTaijiya
Name: HitokiriTaijiya
Alias: Scarred Sword Heart
Status: Author
 
 
Join Date: 02/02/06
Last Logged In: 09/06/14
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My real pen name from now on is Scarred Sword Heart, Red Sword Heart or Scarred Sword, depending on how many characters a site allows.

The Kenshin fanfics I write are all based solely on manga canon. I believe Watsuki\'s genius can never be improved upon by TV executives. This means no references to crazy train trips, no Ayame/Suzume, no sumo wrestlers, circuses, crazy pseudo-Christians, German invaders, feng shui artists and absolutely no Seisouhen! The RuroKen story is, in truth a happy ending. In manga canon, Kenshin does not leave the dojo to continue wandering after Kenji is born. Kenji does not grow up hating his father. Kenshin and Kaoru do not get a disease and die before they have 20 years together.

These links are to the true end of Rurouni Kenshin: Yahiko no Sakabatou and Haru ni Sakura. Enjoy!

As a Kenshin fan who has read the manga, I can say without a doubt that Seisouhen is the most heinous betrayal of a manga by its anime counterpart that I\'ve ever seen. The manga has a happy ending, where Kenshin stays with his wife and raises his child. There is never any mention of him leaving again to wander, getting a disease or any of this other garbage.

Everything in this OVA beyond Kenshin giving Yahiko his sword is filler and is in no way canon. The characters are bastardized beyond words. Kenshin becoming a deadbeat dad and negligent husband, Kaoru as this whiny, weepy woman who tells him it\'s OK to walk out on her and their son and \"walk the spiritual path of atonement\" and that she\'ll \"wait as long as she has to\" for him to return and then when he does return, asks him to infect her with his disease so she can follow him into death. Yeah, right! Really in character, really canon!

The background animation is well done, to be fair. But the characters themselves! They all have these weird, sunken, haggard features. Their eyes have no emotion in them. Kaoru\'s eyes are brown! What\'s up with that?

The supposed animation of the Jinchuu Arc is such a ripoff, it doesn\'t deserve to be called that. If it\'s the Jinchuu Arc, where are Gein, Banjin, Kujirinami, Otowa and Mumyoi? Where\'s the doll? Why doesn\'t Kenshin go to Rakuninmura? Where are all the others when Kenshin goes to the island to get Kaoru? They\'re not there because all of that, and thus the whole meaning of the story, was butchered out!

Kenshin\'s fight with Enishi is complete crap too. Kenshin actually allows Enishi to kick his face into the dirt and offers his life in exchange for Kaoru\'s? I can look through all my manga volumes and say that that is most definitely not canon!

It seems like the message of this OVA is Kenshin was never able to let go of his grief and guilt over Tomoe, Kaoru never gained the strength and resolve needed to keep Kenshin stable and that Kenshin became self-destructive after giving the Sakabatou to Yahiko. Again, I can look through my manga volumes and say that this is not canon.

This OVA betrays the message of Watsuki\'s manga, which is that one can best atone for one\'s sins by living instead of dying. The message of the OVA is that peace can only be found through death. Uh-huh. Really canon. My only prayer is that someday the real Jinchuu Arc will be animated and this betrayal, this blasphemy will pick up dust on the shelves.

A note on the ages of the characters: Up till 1902, the Japanese used a method of counting one\'s age called the kazoedoshi, which counted a person\'s age from their conception, rather than their birth. Thus when a person was born, they were counted as a year old. They are granted a second year upon the following New Years Day, even if they were born the day before. Kamiya Kaoru was born in June, 1862 and met Kenshin in February, 1878. By our standards, she\'d be 15-16. In the kazoedoshi, she\'s 17. Thus, when I say that a character is so many years old in a fic, they are a year younger by our standards.

Watsuki aged all of the characters according to the kazoedoshi, except Kenshin. This was because the editors didn\'t want him to have a 17-year-old woman sharing her place with a 29-year-old guy. Thus Kenshin is called 28-29, when in the kazoedoshi, he\'d be 29. I follow the kazoedoshi entirely, thus making Kenshin a year older than Watsuki portrayed him, since I\'m not bound by editors. This necessitates moving Kenshin\'s year of birth from 1849 to 1850. In that way, Kenshin will be 29 in January of 1878, according to kazoedoshi while according to Western standards, he\'d be 27 going on 28. So yes, I am breaking with canon, but it\'s nothing major.

Another minor break with canon: I leave Kenshin\'s hair long. I understand that cutting it is symbolic of breaking away from the past, but I simply prefer him with the long hair..
 


Stories
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: All | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenji, Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Family | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 1244 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: No one has much of an appetite when little Kenji throws a fit at the table.
Published: 03/09/07 | Updated: 03/09/07
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Angst
Main Characters: Hiko Seijurou, Himura Kenshin
Genres: Angst, Drama | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 5668 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: My take on Kenshin's first week under Hiko. Covers the flashbacks in manga volume 12. Rated 13+ for some violence and bloodshed.
Published: 05/09/07 | Updated: 05/09/07
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 17+ | Warnings: Angst
Main Characters: Hiko Seijurou, Himura Kenshin
Genres: Action, Adventure | Story Types: None
Length: 5 chapter(s) / 11896 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Wanting to protect the people of Japan, Kenshin leaves Hiko and lends his sword to the Patriots. Little does he know what they have planned for him. Covers events from manga volume 10, Remembrances mini-arc in volumes 19-21 and Tsuiokuhen OVA.
Published: 01/05/08 | Updated: 01/05/08
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: Youth | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Angst, Romance | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 2390 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenshin and Kaoru confide to one another on a moon lit night.
Published: 08/24/06 | Updated: 08/24/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: Adult | Warnings: Adult Situations
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Lemon | Story Types: Lemon
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 2637 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kaoru has fun bathing Kenshin.
Published: 02/02/06 | Updated: 02/02/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: General, Romance | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 715 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenshin and Kaoru have their first dinner alone after Yahiko moves out. Rated 13+ for alcohol use and mild making out.
Published: 03/09/07 | Updated: 03/09/07
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Romance | Story Types: One Shot
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 546 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenshin and Kaoru celebrate their first anniversary.
Published: 02/02/06 | Updated: 02/02/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Spoilers
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Makimachi Misao, Myoujin Yahiko, Sagara Sanosuke, Shinomori Aoshi, Takani Megumi
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluff, Romance | Story Types: General
Length: 6 chapter(s) / 10482 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: A look at Kenshin's week-long recovery after the group returns from Enishi's Island.
Published: 02/03/06 | Updated: 02/03/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Strong Language
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Myoujin Yahiko
Genres: Comedy | Story Types: Continuation
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 1925 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Yahiko moves in to Sano's flat, only to find it a complete dump. Sequel to Moving Day. Rated 13+ for some mild language.
Published: 11/18/06 | Updated: 11/18/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Mild Adult Situations, Strong Language
Main Characters: Himura Kenji, Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Myoujin Yahiko, Takani Megumi
Genres: None | Story Types: None
Length: 11 chapter(s) / 6912 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenshin and Kaoru find out their family will be increasing by one. A month by month look at Kaoru's pregnancy starting in the third month.
Published: 08/08/06 | Updated: 08/17/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: Youth | Warnings: None
Main Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Romance | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 1767 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kaoru relives Kenshin's departure for Kyoto on the first anniversary thereof.
Published: 08/08/06 | Updated: 08/08/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: All | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Myoujin Yahiko
Genres: None | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 507 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Yahiko says his farewells to Kenshin and Kaoru as he moves out of the dojo.
Published: 07/15/06 | Updated: 07/15/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Drama, Fluff | Story Types: One Shot
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 2428 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: On the second anniversary of her father's death, Kaoru shares her memories of him with Kenshin.
Published: 02/02/06 | Updated: 02/02/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: Adult | Warnings: Erotica, PWP, Sexual Situations
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Lemon | Story Types: PWP
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 1107 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kaoru decides to exact erotic revenge on Kenshin for going too slow in bed.
Published: 02/02/06 | Updated: 02/02/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: Youth | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Angst, Romance | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 1088 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenshin has a nightmare the night before he and Kaoru are to be wed.
Published: 08/24/06 | Updated: 08/24/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: Adult | Warnings: Mature Content
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Angst, Comedy, Lemon, Romance | Story Types: Lemon
Length: 5 chapter(s) / 4901 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kaoru shows Kenshin that winter isn't as bad as he thinks it is.
Published: 02/02/06 | Updated: 02/02/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: Adult | Warnings: Adult Situations, Explicit Material, Mature Content, PWP, Sexual Situations
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Hentai | Story Types: Continuation
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 1513 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Sequel to Kenshin's Worst Nightmare. Kenshin and Kaoru celebrate his recovery from his fever. PWP. Plotless, pointless and totally tasteless. You have been warned.
Published: 07/04/06 | Updated: 07/04/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: Adult | Warnings: Adult Situations, Crude Humor, Mild Femslash, Mild Slash, Mild Yaoi, Mild Yuri, Mildly Explicit
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Sagara Sanosuke, Takani Megumi
Genres: Comedy, Gay Romance | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 2063 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenshin is ill with a fever, but the one caring for him isn't Kaoru. Suggestions of yaoi and yuri!
Published: 07/04/06 | Updated: 07/04/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: All | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenji, Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Myoujin Yahiko
Genres: Comedy | Story Types: Vignette
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 415 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenshin is enjoying a perfect day until...
Published: 02/02/06 | Updated: 02/02/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: All | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenji, Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Drama | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 526 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kaoru and Kenshin watch their son take his first steps under the sakura tree.
Published: 03/25/06 | Updated: 03/25/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Adult Situations
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Sagara Sanosuke
Genres: Comedy | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 358 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenshin and Kaoru get caught in a compromising position.
Published: 03/01/06 | Updated: 03/01/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: All | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenji, Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: None | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 1092 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Father and son engage in a game of hide and seek.
Published: 05/09/06 | Updated: 05/09/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Mild Adult Situations
Main Characters: Himura Kenji, Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Myoujin Yahiko
Genres: Drama, Lime | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 2104 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenshin faces struggles in his new role as husband and father. Rated 13+ for a bit of lime at the end.
Published: 09/25/06 | Updated: 09/25/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: All | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenji, Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: None | Story Types: None
Length: 2 chapter(s) / 3627 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenshin teaches his son how to read ki.
Published: 05/09/06 | Updated: 05/09/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: All | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenji, Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Original Character(s), Takani Megumi
Genres: None | Story Types: None
Length: 5 chapter(s) / 6082 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenji has trouble fitting in at school.
Published: 05/09/06 | Updated: 05/09/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: Youth | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenji, Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Family, Fantasy | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 1546 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: It's raining outside and little Kenji is bored.
Published: 01/05/08 | Updated: 01/05/08
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: All | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Myoujin Yahiko
Genres: None | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 363 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: One year after receiving the Sakabatou from Kenshin, Yahiko engages in a friendly rematch with his mentor.
Published: 11/25/06 | Updated: 11/25/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 17+ | Warnings: Adult Situations, Mild Sexual References, Strong Language
Main Characters: Himura Kenji, Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Myoujin Yahiko, Sagara Sanosuke, Takani Megumi
Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance | Story Types: None
Length: 8 chapter(s) / 13297 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: After nearly six years abroad, Sagara Sanosuke returns to Tokyo. Kenshin and Kaoru decide to give him and Megumi a little push together. Will Sano screw things up as only he can?

Revised and expanded. Rated 17+ for Sano's potty mouth.
Published: 02/03/06 | Updated: 06/06/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Mild Adult Situations
Main Characters: Himura Kenji, Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Drama, Spiritual | Story Types: General
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 4579 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenshin takes his young son out for a winter walk that neither of them will forget.
Published: 02/02/06 | Updated: 02/02/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: All | Warnings: None
Main Characters: Himura Kenji, Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru
Genres: Comedy, Fluff | Story Types: Ficlet
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 1286 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Kenshin attempts to win the his son's affection.
Published: 02/02/06 | Updated: 02/02/06
 
Rurouni Kenshin

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Strong Language, Violence
Main Characters: Himura Kenshin, Myoujin Yahiko
Genres: None | Story Types: None
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 912 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: While out shopping, Yahiko runs into Gasuke beating up another young boy. How will he react? Rated 13+ for language and mild violence.
Published: 01/17/07 | Updated: 01/17/07


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