immediate/prompt, slash/decapitate or basically kill evil
immediately; code the Hitokiri Battousai and Shinsen Gumi
followed in the Bakumatsu.
the civil war
signaling the end of the Tokugawa Era
of the Edo Period
to unsheathing katana; name given to Kenshin and Shishio
in the Bakumatsu, the best killers of the time.
sword; used more frequently when swords were outlawed
by the government in Japan.
a politer usage
of "desu" (is, to be, etc.) For example: Watashi
wa rurouni degozaru (I am a rurouni.)
killer of men; name given to those who had slain and took
the lives of many.
from man; term Enishi used to describe the punishment
he will serve Kenshin. If God cannot punish, then man
will take it into his own hands. Created from the word
'Tenchuu', punishment from God.
a type of special attack.
Japanese sword used mainly by samurai
spirit; the aura given off by warriors in battle, showing
how fierce and powerful they are.
Shishio's plan to overthrow the Meiji Government to take
Japan for himself.
boss; what Aoshi
is called by Oniwa Banshu members.
eh?, huh?, what?;
exclamation expressing confusion or surprise. Used frequently
succession technique; hidden technique
samurai; one who travels from place to place with only
his sword and little money. (Not a real word. It was created
by Nobuhiro Watsuki and is based off the word 'ronin',
a masterless samurai.)
used mainly by in-training students of certain arts/styles.
It can shatter easily if used to strike hard. Also referred
to as a Kendo stick and Singapore cane.