In Rurouni Kenshin Ep 6 we watch Kouru getting snatched from Kenshin which made me anxious while wondering will Hitokiri Battosai return in the next episode. See, I was sure that some way will turn up beautifully and everything will be resolved. But I had to wait patiently till now. And in Rurouni Kenshin Ep 7 the audience gets to witness an action-packed deep episode. It was generously profound and quite engaging.
Now, just as the title says The Two Hitokiri, the anime episode entirely focussed on the strength, power level, and agility of two exceptional swordsmen. The stances were mindblowing which extravagantly made me stay put while watching the content.
So, without any further ado, let us get going with-
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Things I Liked From Rurouni Kenshin Ep 7 The Two Hitokiri
The narrative precisely begins from the edge, where it ended in the last drop i.e., Kurogasa. Now, Kenshin is handed over with a dual note where he is invited to the Inari in front of the Town Shrine Grove. As per the conversation between Kouru and Jine, I understand that Kenshin has lost his touch, as Hitokiri which disappoints Jine.
He experienced chills, running down his spine when he met Hitokiri Battosai in the past. But the Rurouni lifestyle has significantly impacted Kenshin. He might appear solid apparently but he is not. Nonetheless, this assures that Kenshin is successful in living the life he wanted, isn’t he?
Also, I found Kouru’s captivation funny. She was hand locked and was forced to seat inside a broken small shrine. It was funny for me, what about you, do let me know in the comment section.
The moment Kenshin comes on screen, his aura along with his facial expression no way belonged to the Ruruoni we know right now. The gentle, kind and the happy vibe was noway near the man. He was agitated while being infuriated at Hitokiri Jine and was all ready to slay the man.
I was enthralled by the fighting montage. From the beginning till the end, it was stupendously awesome. The choreography of the sword fights and the narration added in between the dazzling sequence was mindblowing. I was taken aback, honestly, when Kenshin gets the sudden stab in his shoulder, I was genuinely not ready for that. But as a shounen lead, he bounces back swiftly and continues with his intention to defeat the villain of the plot.
I was again stunned when Jine uses a slightly stronger Shin no Ippo on Kouru. He also mentions that Kenshin has only 2 minutes to save the girl. I know practically timing does not play a major role in anime plots. But, I was thrilled by this intense turn of events.
Jine’s intention to bring back Hitokiri Battosai crosses the line at this juncture. I totally understood what Kenshin went through. A dense flush of anger rushed through his veins which was kind of obvious since Hitokiri Jine was playing with his freind and supposed love interest.
There began another superb round of sword fight which was more intense and enthralling to watch than the previous one. The bet was much more important this time, therefore Kenshin turned rough towards the opponent which Jine also announced and appreciated.
Our hero might be small in height, however, the agility which he poses is beyond evaluation. Also, now Kenshin was much more determined in slaying the villain.
Kenshin’s Battojujutsu stance somehow fools Jine. The antagonist believed Kenshin’s Sakobato was incapable of performing such an enigmatic task because it is not suited for the purpose in the first place. But the experienced swordsman astonishes Jine with his excellence in the area while breaking his right hand and severing his tendon which sums up Jine’s life as Hitokiri.
The furious Rurouni was determined to kill the villain of the 6th and 7th episodes. But Kouru’s presence and affectionate call, bring back the Rurouni, whom Kouru knows along with the audience. The moment I hear “Oro” I felt a sense of relief in my heart. I was sure that this was the Ruruoni we all adore so much.
However, another twist was waiting in the corner to unravel which was Jine’s shocking action. The moment I realized that Jine has revived and is standing at the back of Kenshin I was tensed. Also, he was holding his sword towards our hero, so, I was genuinely worried.
But the instance he stabs himself with his own sword was beyond my understanding. Nevertheless, he offers a good explanation in support of his action. Now, with his revelation of the dark secret which is currently undergoing inside the government jurisdiction, it felt like, so many cats running out of the bag. It was not only disheartening for Kenshin but I also felt the intensity of the situation, precisely.
Towards the end, when Kenshin and Kouru were returning for good, I appreciated how Kenshin shows the audience the positive side of being with Kouru. Her presence altogether caused the mess, but her presence is also responsible for not letting Hitokiri Battosai come out once again. This was nice.
I also liked when Kenshin seconds Kouru’s remark on returning home, that they have both returned home.
TOTT’s Take On Rurouni Kenshin Ep 7 The Two Hitokiri
So, this was my take on Rurouni Kenshin Ep 7 The Two Hitokiri. I thoroughly enjoyed the 7th of the anime. According to me, it was insightful, an episode packed with full-on engaging moves, which were totally worth the profoundness of the characters.
Both the Hitokiri were stars in their past, one was sick and the other is pure and both enjoyed sword fighting but they chose their distinctive path for their prosperous future.
Now, it’s again a waiting period for the 8th episode to release next week.
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