Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Speculations: Kyoto Taika Hen

heckyeahruroken:

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A new RuroKen live action trailer is out and that means white plum, kateviardo and aworldwithroses have been spending their free time crying and/or fangirling. What exactly do we cry and fangirl over? Live action speculations, of course!

I’ve listed down some of the things kateviardo, aworldwithroses, and I think will happen in the live action sequels based on all the stills, behind the scene videos and trailers that we have so far. Of course, we could end up being wrong. If you’re familiar with the manga or the anime, this won’t be spoiler-y at all but if you don’t want to have an idea as to how the manga scenes could be translated to live action, then this isn’t for you. I made this as detailed as possible. Skip if you don’t want potential spoilers.

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Five Thoughts:

1) DAT ASS.

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Seriously though. That’s one sassy walk you have there, Kenshin. Look at Kaoru (and Yahiko) checking you out.

…and the other four thoughts are less important so under the cut they go!

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heckyeahruroken:

Rurouni Kenshin the Great Kyoto Fire Trailer 

GUYS. GUYS. LOOK AT THIS.

Meta-commentary to come later, after my 43587928794508321th viewing.

the-undreaming:

Kaoru: 
But... But, you were able to go back to normal soon afterwards! No matter how close you get to the Battousai... you are yourself, Kenshin! A wanderer who doesn't kill...
Kenshin: 
If I stay here longer, I will endanger everyone with each incident..and I will return to being the Battousai every time. When I first met you, Miss Kaoru, you told me that you didn't care about my past.
...I was happy about that.

Can we just talk about how gorgeous the animation is in this scene? The anime team really outdid themselves. Kaoru’s eyes, especially. You can see the exact moment when the farewell sinks in, the moment when dread turns to oh-god-this-is-really-happening, and the moment when she realizes that part of her world is going to be ripped away from her in the next few seconds, and she can’t do anything to stop it.

It’s so good that I feel like I’m being stabbed (and someone’s twisting that knife oh-so-agonizingly-slowly) every time. Every. Single. Fucking. Time.

Uh-oh. I sense liberties being taken.
Dammit Otomo, don’t you realize that the reason why your first movie was so successful was because it stuck close to the original story and feel of the manga? Ugh this looks like an unnecessary deviation from canon. And boy do I hate those.
I sense arms being taken up already. 

Uh-oh. I sense liberties being taken.

Dammit Otomo, don’t you realize that the reason why your first movie was so successful was because it stuck close to the original story and feel of the manga? Ugh this looks like an unnecessary deviation from canon. And boy do I hate those.

I sense arms being taken up already. 

(Source: kenshintakeru)

A little RK plotbunny

Felt nostalgic for Dashboard Confessional the other day and suddenly got hit by this RK AU scene:

Kenshin and Kaoru in a car, in that awkward stage between more-than-friends and actual-couple. “Ghost of  A Good Thing" comes on and Kaoru turns it up and tells Kenshin to listen—like, really listen—to the lyrics because she really likes this song and the lyrics remind her of someone she knows. Kenshin listens but doesn’t catch her drift until one entire week later when it randomly plays in his head while he’s at the grocery store or something. The next day they’re in the car again and he puts in this new mix he burned the other day and the first song’s Stolen”, and he tells her to listen—like, really listen—because he found this song the other day and it’s probably his current favorite song because he can really relate to it. And because Kaoru’s just quicker about these kinds of things, she picks up on his meaning towards the end of the journey and smiles, sudden as sunrise and replays the song again back to him. And when they get out of the car their hands immediately find each other and they’re off on their first date.

Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Speculation

Kaoru or Misao or Iori’s mom, no really? ^^x

1) If not Kaoru: WHO IS THIS WOMAN KENSHIN I DEMAND AN EXPLANATION.

2) If Kaoru: WHERE IS THE RIVER? WHERE ARE THE FIREFLIES? WHERE IS THE LITERAL LEAVING-HER-IN-THE-DARK? OTOMO I DEMAND AN EXPLANATION.

KenKao fans. So hard to satisfy.

(Source: heckyeahruroken)

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eirenical:

couchpotatoh:

eirenical:

…help?

This is the song I can’t ID.  I’ve found title and album information for all the others.  If anyone has ANY idea what song this is… I’d appreciate the help!

That’ll teach me to make mixes in 1998 and not keep track of the case they were in…  -.-;;;

Pretty sure it’s “Light Shaded Dream” from the RK Movie. It’s a different version with slightly different instruments, but the actual notes are pretty much the same as this.

OMG, I COULD HUG YOU.  YES.  THAT IS THE THING.

You’re right, it’s not the same arrangement, but it IS the same melody/theme at least and that gave me a place to look BECAUSE I NEVER THINK OF THE MOVIE.

It’s Painful Memories — I KNEW it was a Tomoe song!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.  This has been driving me nuts for the better part of two days.  :D.

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AHA. Yeah no one ever thinks about the movie. I try not to either. But hey, warts and all, right? And you’re very welcome :)

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eirenical:

…help?

This is the song I can’t ID.  I’ve found title and album information for all the others.  If anyone has ANY idea what song this is… I’d appreciate the help!

That’ll teach me to make mixes in 1998 and not keep track of the case they were in…  -.-;;;

Pretty sure it’s “Light Shaded Dream” from the RK Movie. It’s a different version with slightly different instruments, but the actual notes are pretty much the same as this.

Yesterday I saw the world in slow motion.

I saw the flutter of eyelashes, the crawl of tongues, the world contained within a perfect drop of tap water. I could count breaths, heartbeats, blinks. Hand gestures achieved the beauty and potency of the best ballet dancers, and the sway of tree branches became hypnotic and beautiful and boring.

Sound became a muted roar, powerfully incomprehensible among furrowed brows and crinkled noses and twitching lips. Words blended with clicks and creaks and rustles and groans, overlapping and bouncing off each other in ways I had never noticed and could not possibly have.

People took an eternity to reach each other, to brush a sleeve, to kick a shin, to accidentally touch the tips of their fingers. The space between people hung suspended and bereft, a lifetime in inches. A small price to pay.

Yesterday I saw the world in slow motion.

And everyone stayed.

GUYS. GUYS. GUYS.

I don’t usually plug things, but if you’re in the Rurouni Kenshin fandom and been around its fanfiction for a while, you might have heard of a little amazing fic called Frozen Moonlight by the lovely JaneDrew.

Well, PSA: She updated. After >3 years of silence, BOOM. New chapter.

Enjoy.

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(Now all I need is for Iram to come back.)

*checks that I’m still alive*
Hello! It seems that one of my Gintama posts recently exploded and I’ve acquired quite a number of followers in the last couple of days. I thought some kind of greeting must be in order, so: Hello!
It’s a huge amazing jaw-dropping heel-clapping face-spazzing surprise to have this crazy increase in notes, especially for someone as new and unestablished as me, so thank you! I still can’t believe it. Is this…evolution? Revolution? Has the madao finally blossomed into a shiroyasha? 
But anyway, my ask box is always open to you lovely people out there, so fire away any time! I’d love to know who’s out there.

*checks that I’m still alive*

Hello! It seems that one of my Gintama posts recently exploded and I’ve acquired quite a number of followers in the last couple of days. I thought some kind of greeting must be in order, so: Hello!

It’s a huge amazing jaw-dropping heel-clapping face-spazzing surprise to have this crazy increase in notes, especially for someone as new and unestablished as me, so thank you! I still can’t believe it. Is this…evolution? Revolution? Has the madao finally blossomed into a shiroyasha? 

But anyway, my ask box is always open to you lovely people out there, so fire away any time! I’d love to know who’s out there.


Did you not hear me the first time? Keep your hands off me.

Made all the more shocking given that Shinpachi’s anger is usually the most ineffectual thing ever. Probably only second in futility to Hasegawa’s attempts at job-hunting.

Did you not hear me the first time? Keep your hands off me.

Made all the more shocking given that Shinpachi’s anger is usually the most ineffectual thing ever. Probably only second in futility to Hasegawa’s attempts at job-hunting.

stephany-310:

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*I asked her for permission. I’d like to put subs afterwards.

DID SHE—DID TAKEI EMI/KAORU JUST CALL SATO TAKERU/KENSHIN PRETTY? And not just pretty, but prettier than everyone?

Kenshin: Kaoru-dono called sessha…pretty… *dies on the inside and faints*