Meet Kenshin Himura

January 1, 2010

Kenshin Himura is the main character from Rurouni Kenshin & Rurouni Kenshin OVA Series. Kenshin is a deep character who can only be judged knowing his complete history. One has to appreciate that he has a dark and a light side, that he remained pure in childhood despite having to kill, and in his willingness to repent. Kenshin’s influence is unique, in that his high charisma allow him to gather a large group of loyal people. We also see his willingness to go back and complete his education, and his willingness to face the past and resolve issues, as with Enishi.His largest flaw is that he takes everything on his own shoulders, and he compensates for this through his relationship with Kaoru and with his friendships — otherwise he would lose all will to do anything forever. It is easy to sympathize with and like Kenshin, and extremely difficult to hate him because he’s not 100% good and not 100% bad. His priorities are a little off, as we see in the result that his son, Kenji, doesn’t like him very much becuase he’s always helping save Japan and never home. Still, Kenshin manages to grown and change, even after 15 years of wandering and everything else he’s been through. As a character, he’s roughly even with Ichigo from ‘Bleach.’


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