Himura Kenshin vs. Sakata Gintoki – I'm In Yur 19th Century Japan Subverting Yur Trope

Himura Kenshin (of Rurouni Kenshin fame) and Sakata Gintoki (of Gintama fame) have totally different personalities in spite of being fairly similar characters. The comparison starts with their respective shows being set in different versions of the same time period; Kenshin is set (depending on which part of the story you are looking at) at the end of the Edo period and ten years into the Meiji period where swords have been outlawed and samurai are done for. Gintama is set in an alternate version of the end of the Edo period wherein Earth is invaded and taken over by aliens who pretty much establish a high-tech Meiji era with the same anti-sword laws and death of the samurai. The leads in these two series reflect the different-but-not-really settings.

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100 Characters For 100 Otaku (Part Fourteen: 35-31)

The fourteenth post in “100 Characters For 100 Otaku.”

Can you believe it’s been two whole weeks since “100 Characters For 100 Otaku” began? Neither can I! But it’s still a’runnin and heading on towards the finale! We’ve still got a good week more before that, though, so keep on stickin’ around! Today we have numbers 35 down through 31 to play with, so let’s get into it!

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