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Rurouni Kenshin - ep. 21

by Kyle Pope, Apr 16th 2003
Rurouni Kenshin 21: The Dissolution of a Nightmare

1) Shot of Shinko member cutting down two soldiers as he falls from a window again cut.

2) Scene of soldiers taking aim and firing a volley into the Shinko cut.

3) Shot of the bodies of two soldiers falling to the ground cut.

4) Blood digitally removed from wounded soldier clutching his shoulder.

5) Scene of Shinko being hit by a volley and falling backwards cut.

6) Scene of soldiers firing multiple volleys and cutting down the massed Shinko cut.

7) Scene of Tsuruzaimon being riddled with rifle fire and falling to the ground cut.

8) Blood digitally removed from wounded kidnapper's knee.

9) Scene of kidnapper being killed by Raijuta cut.

10) Scene of Yutarou rolling along the ground after Raijuta's attack shortened.

11) Raijuta's "Foolish boy, I could take away your pain by killing you with this sword" changed to "Foolish boy, I could take away your pain right now with this sword."

12) Kenshin's "And for that I will make sure you see a living hell" changed to "For that I will make sure that you suffer."

13) Scene of bald Shinko member kneeling and preparing to commit suicide cut.

I am at a loss to understand why adults can threaten each other with death all they want yet when a child is involved suddenly Toonami gets squeamish. This won't be the last time that a child will face death in Rurouni Kenshin.

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