Rurouni Kenshin Ep 19 – Tsunan & Nishiki Paintings Episode Wise Review A Lot OF Spoilers Ahead


Hey there TOTTers welcome to another episode-wise review and today according to the heading it’s Rurouni Kenshin Ep 19. Have you seen what drama this Rurouni Kenshin Ep 19 was; where the characters of Kenshin, Sanosuke, and Tsukioka navigate a space with challenges and the ever-present resonance of historical lessons?

Join TOTT in this episode-wise review journey and see do we match on the things liked or not. Let us get going with-

Rurouni Kenshin Ep 19 – The Narrative

Sanosuke and Tsukioka encounter Kenshin in the building Of The Home Ministry. Despite numerous unsuccessful attempts to overpower the former Ishin Shishi, Sanosuke incapacitates Tsukioka and entrusts Kenshin with hiding all of his friend’s explosives. In the aftermath, a furious Tsukioka, feeling betrayed, contemplates suicide, but Sanosuke intervenes.

Following a brief altercation, Sanosuke persuades Tsukioka to refrain from wreaking havoc in the city, reminding him that the Meiji era has taught them that many people aspire to live like their friends. Sanosuke emphasizes that Tsukioka’s suicide would have no impact on the present situation.

Subsequently, Tsukioka relents and decides to embark on writing a newspaper critical of the government. In a post-credits scene, former Ishin Shishi Ōkubo Toshimichi discusses the recent attack, dismissing the possibility of Shishio Makoto being responsible due to the absence of casualties.

Rurouni Kenshin Ep 19 - Tsunan & Nishiki Paintings Source - Liden Films
Rurouni Kenshin Ep 19 – Tsunan & Nishiki Paintings Source – Liden Films

Things I Liked From Rurouni Kenshin Ep 19

Conflicted Resolution: The passage involves a conflict between characters (Kenshin, Sanosuke, and Tsukioka) that is eventually resolved through dialogue and understanding. This adds depth and emotional resonance to the storyline.

I was seriously rooting for Sanosuke in this episode since his friend Tsukioka was filled with the motive of avenging their former leader. Both of them had separate resolutions towards life which is understandable as well.

Friendship and Loyalty: Sanosuke’s actions, including knocking out Tsukioka and hiding his friend’s bombs, reflect a sense of loyalty and commitment to their friendship. This theme of camaraderie can resonate well with viewers since we all have experienced such a situation one way or the other.

Character Development: The characters, especially Tsukioka, undergo significant development. From feeling betrayed and contemplating suicide, Tsukioka evolves into someone who decides to channel his frustrations into a more constructive endeavor—criticizing the government through a newspaper.

This was brave of him since with his newspaper he would be open to the political powers of the era which might cost him his life. But at least it’s not bombarding.

Real-world Relevance: The reference to the Meiji era and the lessons it imparts about people aspiring to live peacefully aligns with historical and societal contexts. This connection to real-world themes can make the narrative more relatable and thought-provoking.

Post-Credits Scene Intrigue: The inclusion of a post-credits scene with Ōkubo Toshimichi discussing the recent attack adds a layer of mystery and foreshadowing, enticing the audience to anticipate future developments in the story.

Diverse Themes: The narrative incorporates action, friendship, internal struggles, and societal critique. This theme of diversity can appeal to a broad audience, catering to different interests and preferences.

TOTT’s Take On Rurouni Kenshin Ep 19

So this is it. As we bid farewell to Rurouni Kenshin Ep 19, we find ourselves entertained by the unfolding drama which is enriched by the underlying messages it imparts. Rurouni Kenshin Ep 19 is a testament to the enduring appeal of stories that resonate with the complexities of the human experience. It was a great episode according to me, where we found conflicted life decisions yet came to a silver lining at EOD.

Now, I will be looking forward to your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

So, this is it for today, hope to meet you all very soon for my next publication.

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