Friday, April 11, 2014

Aoshi Shinomori

Hi Anime Fanboys and Girls,

If you haven't already know, Warner Brothers are releasing a sequel to the successful Movie Version of the Rurouni Kenshin. Rurouni Kenshin 2: The Great Kyoto Arc is set to release in August 1 2014 as shown below in the trailer.

And I am excited to find out that they will be featuring Aoshi Shinomori in this sequel. For those who are new to the Rurouni Kenshin story. Aoshi Shinomori is the leader of the Oniwabanshu who faced Kenshin. Historically, the Oniwabanshu worked for the Shogunate during the Edo period. After the revolution, Aoshi and his band found it hard to adapt to life in the Meiji period and decided to work for the corrupt business man Kanryu. Aoshi face Kenshin when Kenshin was enroute to save Megumi from Kanryu.

Enjoy my pics on Aoshi below!

 Okashira: The Leader

 With his Kodachi, Aoshi uses the Kaiten Kenbu techique for his defense.

In the Anime and TV Series, Aoshi is first featured as Kanryu "Muscle" in his opium manufacturing business.

Let the blade do the talking.

Aoshi is mesmerizing. His swordplay beautiful yet deadly.

 His two Kodachi are but extensions to his ouigi, the Kaiten Kenbu Rokuren.

I was truly impress by Aoshi grace and swordplay when I saw him in the anime. And I was quite disappointed to find out that he wasn't in the first Rurouni Kenshin Movie despite the fact that the storyline involved Kanryu and Megumi in the opium manutacturing business.

I assumed that they put Hannya and Aoshi persona as one character, Gein in the life action movie as shown below.

However, I was quite wrong on that guess with the updated news that Aoshi would be in the next show.

Any guess on what role he would play in the new movie? Please do pray tell on this!

In any case, it is gonna be pretty awesome to see the next sequel and I do hope they do justice to his character in the series. It took me quite awhile to get these pictures done right and I do hope they truly showcase his character and sword mastery.

Hope you guys enjoyed much from this post! Check out his album here. See ya next time for more of our models and collectibles!


  1. This show is going to be super epic! And Indeed cool to see Aoshi in it too!

  2. Neat Post! it is good to know that they are coming up with two more sequels to the Live Action Movie! Can't wait to see the next one!

  3. Indeed it will be guys! I am excited for the new one too. And it is fantastic that they are making it a trilogy!
    Can't wait to see the next one! Hopefully they would make the Soijiro vs Kenshin Fight in one of the next sequels.