So over these last few months, I’ve been reading Rurouni Kenshin and it’s just so good. I have been meaning to write about the manga but… it’s really hard to find words to describe the last 17 volumes of the series I have read.
Coming upon chapter 146, [spoiler] I found out that Saito Hajime sacrifices himself so that Aoshi, Sano, and Himura can. Recap of what has happened so far:
Final showdown with Shishio and Kenshin defeats the madman. Hoji is so shocked that he loses his senses and goes on a rampage destroying the area where Kenshin and the rest are. Although it doesn’t make sense, Saito cuts the bridge separating himself from the rest and leaving himself behind.
— It seriously doesn’t make sense no matter how many times I think of a plausible reason for Saito to do such a thing.
I wasn’t so happy to have Saito sacrificing himself. I came to like Saito over the course of the manga. Initially, he’s an enemy of Himura but somehow ends up on Kenshin’s side of the battle later on even if he doesn’t necessarily have good intentions. He’s changed ever since he encountered Kenshin. There isn’t concrete proof that he’s dead so I’m hoping that he’s alive.
Another reason why I’m not too fond of Saito’s ‘death’ is that he has a wife… I have no idea at the moment about Saito’s well-being and whatnot but I hope he isn’t dead. He shouldn’t leave his wife behind.
I was surprised to find out about his wife… He didn’t seem like the type of person to have a wife which makes me wonder what she looks like. Lol, Kenshin and Sano were shocked as well and tried to picture what her appearance might be like. She must be pretty tough considering that she has to deal with such a precarious man.
And, and I think it’s pretty awesome that he’s left handed. x] He is such a badass.
There’s another aspect that makes RuroKen unique and it is the series’ portrayal of women but… I’m going to do homework now so I’ll continue later.