I’m totally a day behind on this, but I want to do it this year!!!
Rurouni Kenshin Week
Day 2: Friends & Family
I wanted to add Shishio in there, but he just didn’t fit in the composition… c’la vie.
I’m not sure how close these two were, but I imagined that it was as close to sibling love as could be seeing as how Yumi really was worried about Souji when he began to unravel. If anything, Yumi was probably the closest thing to a loving mother that Souji ever had.
Kenshin’s birthday is less than a week away. So is Rurouni Kenshin Week. Here are the rules and prompts.
Tag your works as #rurokenweek. ^^x
Totally forgot that I have the power to do this.
Here’s looking forward to all the great art that is still coming in!
#Courtship of Lady Tokio
Doodles that I’ve decided to scan and upload.
I’ve been messing around with Morinosuke because, hey, we all love cheerful little boys. Oh, he’s going to be so much fun to draw, whenever I get to that part.
And Teru-hime. Oh my! Her quick tongue and smarts are going to be very enjoyable to figure out in manga form. Teru-hime and Saitou are going to be so much more enjoyable then Tokio and Saitou. Heads are going to butt and the battle of the wills will be AWESOME!!!
Since Misaki is MIA with school, I always forget that I also have the power to spam her/our Meijikeikan page. So, here they are once more, concepts of Teru-hime and Morinosuke from CLT!
#Courtship of Lady Tokio
So, after a long time of thinking, CLT will be on hiatus.
I rely very heavily on Misaki when making this and like to have her involved from the beginning of the process. It is, after all, her story. Unfortunately, to my understanding, she is busy with school and has no time to fangirl with us (I think we’ve all noticed since her tumblr went dead). I haven’t spoken to her since probably mid November… So, let’s wish her all the best and that she comes out on top!
On an other note, I did receive the Christmas and New Year’s card and I thank you guys for your support and good wishes! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Hello hello…. Yes, I’m sorry…. This is what I’ve been feeling like ever since grad school started in September. Midterms this week - but after that, I am going to begin posting again since my two half-credit courses finish. And I’m four weeks behind on Yae no Sakura at the moment (I have had no time for TV).
To all you wonderful people following me for Yae goodness, I’m very very sorry. Thank you so much for your patience, and see you next week!
I’m very very sorry.
Chiyotaki, the onsen hotel I go to every year, sent me this email to tempt me! >o<
It’s autumn! Speaking of autumn in Aizu, it’s Aizu Matsuri!
The highlight of the matsuri, “samurai procession”, will be held on the 23rd, supported by everyone from lands related to Aizu. Local teenagers will also parade the city, dressed in historical attire.
9/21 (Sat) lantern procession, Aizu Bandai dance.
9/22 (Sun) Nisshinkan children procession w/ fife & drum band parade, Aizu Bandai dance, Aizu Shinsengumi matsuri w/ Nanukamachi festival.
9/23 (Mon) Predecessors appreciation memorial service, Aizu Clan samurai procession.
9/24 (Tue) Byakkotai memorial service.
The enthusiasm this year! Aizu’s travel info has never been this detailed. XD
Saitou Hajime’s death anniversary is part of Aizu Shinsengumi matsuri on 9/22. There will also be martial art demonstration of Mugai-ryu’s iai.
The pamphlet listed the members in samurai procession, including groups from Aizu’s allies (like Hino, Kuwana, Shirawaka, Nihonmatsu). If you followed “Yae no Sakura”, you’ll see many familiar names too. In the center, Lord Matsudaira Katamori is played by the 14th generation descendant, Matsudaira Morihisa!
There are even English mini tours provided in Tsuruga Castle on 9/23. Check out the Boshin War special exhibitions in Tsuruga Castle & Aizu Shinsengumi Memorial too.
I can’t go this year. Q_Q If anyone happens to be in Japan in late September, don’t miss it!
Hi there! Longtime reader and reviewer of Misaki-Toyodome's fic on ffnet. :) Glad to have found this Tumblr! Kenshin and Saito's interactions were my favorite part of the liveaction movie, from the tension the moment their eyes met in the jail to the fight in the mud. I was wondering if you knew of any other fanfic or fanworks the movie had inspired or revitalized? This fic seems to be the only one of quality that I can find that is still running from the olden days.
Hello hello! Thank you so much for following us and for your very kind comments! We’re so glad people enjoy our work!
Off the top of my head, I’m afraid I can’t think of any new fanfics inspired by the movie. Maybe our other followers can help - does anyone have recommendations? As for fanart, there have been a bunch on pixiv and you can find some here too (I think) using the fanart tag.
I have to apologize myself because grad school is intense and I’ve actually haven’t been on tumblr at all…. I’m going to get a better handle on stuff and do my best to keep up with the fandom! The next chapter of MKR is also in the works, and Eeni and I were just collaborating on the next chapter of the doujinshi.
Thank you so much again for your kind support!
Picture of Their Imperial Majesties and Their Imperial Highnesses (14 June 1900), Watanabe Tadahisa taken at the British Museum