Rurouni Kenshin Quotes



Anime News Network : Himura Kenshin is a vagabond with a dark past and sunny disposition. Not a ronin but a rurouni, he was never a samurai, but an assassin of utmost skill in the Meiji restoration, who in the turning point of the war simply walked away. His travels lead him to Tokyo in the 11th year of the Meiji era, where he befriends a female Kendo master, a former thief, a brawler and a doctor all with their own secrets. Together they fight off the enemies surfacing from the dark past that Kenshin cannot escape.


I believe in hell. While these men of violence who wash away blood with blood crawl upon the earth, is it not a suitable place to call hell.
Makoto Shishio (Rurouni Kenshin)

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!
Himura Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin)

The scar of my past will determine my future!
Himura Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin)

I,  Misao Makimachi, see no compelling reason to give villians like you my name!
Misao Makimachi (Rurouni Kenshin)

The Dragon’s fang can’t reach the tiger crouching on the ground but it will be drawn by the winds on its wings to be shred by the dragon’s claw.
Ama Kakeru Ryu no Hirameki principle (Rurouni Kenshin)

You believe that the strong exist to cull the weak. To use them as food. But you are mistaken . . . The strong exist, not to feed off of the weak, but to protect them!
Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)

A sword is a weapon. Kenjutsu is the art of killing. Whatever pretty words you use to speak of it, this is its true nature. What Kaoru-dono says are the words of one who has never dirtied her hands. An idealistic joke….I like Kaoru-dono’s idealism better than its true nature. If one can ask so much, I want the world to accept this joke as its true nature. Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)

You can train a dog with food, you can buy a person with money, but there isn’t a man alive able influence the wolves of Mibu! Some things will never change. A wolf will always be a wolf, the Shinsen Gumi will always be the Shinsen Gumi, and a manslayer will always be a manslayer!
Hajime Saito (Rurouni Kenshin)

I will bear your pain for you now, and find a path of repentance..
Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)

Perhaps the distant part of the sky always seems clearest, so that we will always strive to reach it.
Himura Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin)