View Full Version : A Rurouni Kenshin Timeline?
17-07-2002, 02:21 PM
Has anyone seen a timeline for Rurouni Kenshin?
I've been trying to figure out how old Kenshin is, because he can't be 28. Here's my logic...
He became an assassin at 14. He becomes a wanderer 19. And the story supposedly takes place 11 years after the Meiji Era began and Battousai stopped being a Hitokiri. So, 19+11=30. Perhaps I'm wrong with some of my information, I'm going off of non-official manga translations... but I can't be too far from base, am I?
18-07-2002, 12:45 PM
Check out http://www.sitepros.net/kenshin
I know somewhere deep in that site there's a timeline with real dates in Kenshin's history.
Lemme think...he was Battousai at 14, married Tomoe 15, I think he stopped being Battousai at 18, then wandered 10 years. He meets Kaoru at Meiji 11. That makes him 28 going on 29.
But you're not far from base. 8 )
EK 8 )
18-07-2002, 01:48 PM
Ah, many thanks. I found it under Misc. and it explains everything nicely. Again, many thanks.
Amazing how good of an assassin Kenshin was at such a young age. Heheh.
19-07-2002, 10:55 PM
Yeah, it's surprising. It makes Kenshin fall under the teenagers-doing-unbelievable-things-for-their-age category of anime characters. ^_^x
EK 8 )
09-08-2002, 11:29 PM
I thought it He was the Battousai at age 13 because he was born in 1851. The OVA took place in fall of 1864- to spring of 1865. the Bakumatsu was over in 1867 that would be 16 and the series took place in 1878 11 years later. I know that would be 27 so I guess he was born in 1850. Its just that I saw it somewhere that it was 1851 when someone else tried to do a timeline. either way it clearly said he was 28 in the show so everything else has to be adjusted so that it matches the 28 years.
11-09-2002, 01:23 AM
Apparently the historical Miyamoto Musashi killed in his first swordfight at age 13.
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