Aoshi believed that his long-missed chance to prove the superiority of the Oniwabanshū had finally come.

He is also an accomplished ninja, with the stealth and tracking abilities that implies. Following the battle, he and Misao return with the group to Tokyo, only for Aoshi to announce that they will return to Kyoto very soon because the high mountains where he will buried the remains of his four comrades will hit winter before the plains do, and they will have to give them a finer resting place. Kanji

Only by using his scabbard as a buffer was Kenshin able to survive this attack. Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,804 - Reviews: 192 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 54 - Updated: For Aoshi, Kaoru was always just ‘Battousai’s woman’ but then his curiosity is piqued by her defeat of Kamatari and the former Okashira finds himself studying the female kendo instructor…the more he finds out, the more curios he becomes.

Watsuki describes that version of Hijikata, seen in Moeyo Ken (Burn, O Sword), as "a bundle of raw combat-instinct who keeps fighting until the very death."

View full history. He defeats the Chinese swordmaster Suzaku despite becoming unarmed in the fight and later tries to aid Kenshin once Enishi overwhelms him, but decides against it and witnesses Kenshin's final victory. One by one, Kenshin defeated the Oniwa Banshu, until he came to Aoshi, himself. When Kanryū made himself the enemy of the legendary Hitokiri Battōsai. She had made Kenshin swear to bring Aoshi back. Illusion only creates illusionary duplicates, or displaces his apparent position; Treated as a skill, Skills:

Though he is nearly impossible to hit during the Jissen Kenbu, he is vulnerable for an instant when he switches from a defensive to an offensive stance, a weakness exploited by Kenshin, and later Shishio.

EnishixKaoruxAoshi and other pairings. He prefers drinking tea.

He never fully lost his honor, despite the sides he chose. Defeating hordes of Enishi's goons to find his whereabouts, Aoshi later joins Kenshin in the struggle to finally put an end to the former Hitokiri's grim past and settle the score with Enishi. Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 62,696 - Reviews: 312 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 103 - Updated: Kaoru attempts to help Misao get over Aoshi, not knowing that her stay at the Aoiya might potentially make matters worse... AK. Height Aoshi became the leader of the Oniwabanshu (The "Okashira") at the age of fifteen, when it was time to defend Edo castle. Can you make someone love you?

Eventually Aoshi was struck in the throat with his own blade hilt and was forced to surrender. Blood Type Aoshi's subordinates included Beshimi, who specialized in darts and poison; Hyottoko, whose name literally means "Fire Man" who breathes fire; Han'nya, a skilled martial artist and deft ninjutsu practitioner; and Shikijō, a scarred "muscle man". His physical strength is extremely high, having once knocked Sanosuke out with one blow to the back of the neck in the anime, and later snapping Suzaku's sword with only his hand in the manga.

Still badly injured from Kenshin's ōgi, he nevertheless manages to hold off Shishio until Kenshin rises to his feet and witnesses Shishio's life and schemes come to an end. A master kenpoist and even stronger swordsman that excels in offense and defense. Only Kenshin and Soujiro, and most likely Shishi-O, are faster. Citing his newfound determination to never forfeit his life as the secret behind bringing out his very best without sinking to chaos as the Battosai he once was, Kenshin berates Aoshi for having surpassed all limits with his power, yet become so weak in the inside. Aoshi x Kaoru x Saitou. Okashira Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.

Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,253 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 5 - Published: After years apart Aoshi returns to Kaoru's life but it seems he's not content to be a mere observer.

[4], Shinomori is portrayed by Yusuke Iseya in the second and third live-action films, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends.[5]. In his earliest appearances, Aoshi's hairstyle was slicked back, with strands of bangs framing his face, similar to Saitō Hajime's hairstyle. Comic Vine users. It involves Aoshi rapidly spinning around three times, while holding the kodachi backhand, to slash the opponent thrice in an instant. Aoshi finally realizes the depths of the sins he has committed and returns to the proud warrior he had been, but adds that he cannot move forward without settling things straight and finding out who is truly the strongest. Advertisement Thus, in order to prove that the Oniwa Banshu were the strongest fighters, he began working for a depraved opium lord. 6059 in-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies. They gave their lives to both protect Aoshi, and buy Kenshin time to disable the gun by cutting off the turning handle. Source of Character: Rurouni Kenshin (aka Ruruni Kenshin) anime/manga. Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,325 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 8 - Updated: How can you love someone who doesn't even love you? As a response Watsuki decided to make Aoshi an antagonist in the arc and fight Okina (Kashiwazaki Nenji), his former master. Aoshi knew that he would eventually cross paths with the legendary Hitokiri Batthowsai, reputedly the strongest.

Watsuki describes himself as a fan of the other version of Hijikata. "Act 25: Duel of the Masters.

72 kg (158 lbs) At first glance, Shinomori Aoshi appears cold and emotionless. to live a peaceful life by means of being a master of Okina’s inn, Aoiya. Aoshi and Kenshin at peace with one-another. The attack involves Aoshi gripping his kodachi backhand, then slashing the opponent six times in rapid succession, from both sides (it relies on confusing the opponent on the direction from which each subsequent strike is going to come). It was announced that Yusuke Iseya played Aoshi in the sequel.

Having missed his chance to gain glory for the Oniwabanshū during the Bakumatsu, he led a group of his men in serving as enforcers for the wealthy industrialist and opium dealer Takeda Kanryū in the hopes of finding a new battlefield in the Meiji era. Watsuki describes that version of Hijikata, seen in Moeyo Ken (Burn, O Sword), as "a bundle of raw combat-instinct who keeps fighting until the very death." They arrived to discover that Kaoru is "dead," though Aoshi soon solves the mystery and reveals that the body buried of Kaoru was actually a doll, created by a man named Gein. 26 (start of series)31 (end of series, Hokkaido arc) any Comic Vine content. After the deaths of his friends and team-mates, Aoshi became even more determined to defeat Kenshin, obsessed even, stating that it is the only thing he can do for his fallen comrades now, to obtain the title of the strongest and bring it before their graves as flower. Aoshi joins forces with Shishio Makoto and plans to kill Kenshin and then commit suicide. Occupation

Kanryū betrays Aoshi and kills his four subordinates with a Gatling gun while they die one after the other protecting Aoshi, and when Kenshin had gripped his sword Kanryu ran out of bullets (in the anime, Beshimi threw a dart into the ammo belt, which jammed, allowing Kenshin to get in close) and was soon struck by Kenshin's sakabato and arrested.

182 cm (5'11½")

Terrence Stone (Bang Zoom! When in their saya, they appear to be part of a single sheathed sword, one blade appearing to be the hilt, while the second blade is stationed opposite the first and blends in with the saya itself, giving it the impression of being a nodachi. Guilt, CIA (Proving the Oniwa Banshu were the ’strongest‘), Traumatic Flashbacks.