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Rurouni Kenshin 60

by Kyle Pope, Oct 8th 2003
Rurouni Kenshin 60: The Man Who is Chosen for Victory

1) Blood digitally removed from Kenshin's body as he collapses after attacking Shishio.

2) Not an Edit... Blood left on Kenshin as he recovers his breath.

3) Sanosuke's "What's going on here?" as flames erupt throughout the compound cut.

4) Shot of Shishio's face as he steps forth against Kenshin replaced with close-up of his sword hand.

5) Blood digitally removed from Kenshin's face as he watches Shishio.

6) Not an Edit... Blood left on Kenshin's back as Shishio awaits him.

7) Scene of Kenshin pulling himself to his feet with his sword shortened while blood was digitally removed from his back.

8) Shot of bloody Kenshin cut from sequence of Kenshin and Shishio facing each other down.

9) Camera sweep from Sanosuke's bloody face, across the sky and ultimately to Kenshin and Shishio squaring off cut.

10) Split screen shot of Kenshin and Shishio's faces as they launch themselves at each other cut.

11) Blood digitally removed from Shishio's face as he tracks Kenshin's incoming attack.

12) Close-up of Shishio's bloody face as he locks swords with Kenshin cut.

13) Blood again digitally removed from Shishio's face.

14) Blood digitally removed from Kenshin's back as he completes the first stage of his attack.

15) Quick shots of Shishio and Yumi's faces as Shishio realizes he's being pulled toward Kenshin cut.

16) Blood once again digitally removed from Shishio's face as he's dragged towards Kenshin.

17) Not an Edit... Blood left on Shishio's face as Kenshin's attack connects.

18) Shot of Shishio vomiting blood as he flies through the air cut.

19) Shot of Kenshin falling to his knees as Shishio falls to earth behind him cut.

20) Blood digitally removed from Sanosuke's face as he smiles at Kenshin's success.

21) Blood stains digitally removed from Saitou's bandages as he watches Shishio after Kenshin's attack.

22) Shot of Shishio starting to spasm cut.

23) Shot of Kenshin pulling himself to his feet as Shishio has his seizure cut.

24) Shot of white-eyed Shishio frothing at the mouth cut.

25) Blood digitally removed from Sanosuke's face as he watches Shishio's agony.

26) Not an Edit... Blood left on Kenshin's face as Yumi throws herself between Kenshin and Shishio.

27) Blood removed from Kenshin's back as Yumi kneels between Kenshin and Shishio.

28) Shot of Shishio's face grimacing in determination behind Yumi as she begs for his life cut.

29) Blood digitally removed from Shishio's face as he tells Kenshin that he's too soft.

30) Shot of Shishio ramming his sword through Yumi and into Kenshin's gut then withdrawing his blade cut.

31) Blood digitally removed from Kenshin's body as he falls.

32) Spray of blood digitally removed as Yumi falls into Shishio's arms.

33) Pan up Yumi's body showing blood pulsing from her wound cut.

34) Blood digitally removed from Kenshin's body and bleeding belly wound as he forces himself back up.

35) Blood and wound digitally removed from Yumi's body as Shishio cradles her.

36) Not an Edit... Blood left on Sanosuke as he looks on the scene in horror.

37) Not an Edit... Blood left on Saitou's wounds as he watches Kenshin and Shishio.

38) Not an Edit... Blood stain left on Yumi's kimono as she takes Shishio's hand.

39) Yumi's "...one step ahead of you in Hell" changed to "...one step ahead of you in Hades".

40) Not an Edit... Blood and wound left on Yumi as she dies.

41) Shot of Kenshin's belly wound spraying blood past his hand after he admonishes Shishio cut.

42) Blood digitally removed from Yumi and Shishio's faces as Shishio lays her down and prepares to resume the battle.

43) Expanding pool of blood digitally removed from beneath Kenshin as he lay on the ground cut.

44) Not an Edit... Blood left on Kenshin's face as he glares at Shishio.

45) Long cut... Shots of Sanosuke, Saitou, Aoshi et al watching as Kenshin and Shishio attempt to recover enough to stand cut.

46) Shot of bloody face of Shishio breathing heavily and frothing at the mouth replaced with panning shot of the battle area.

47) Blood digitally removed from Kenshin's back as Shishio stands over him.

48) Shot of Kenshin lying in his own blood before rolling over onto his back cut.

49) Blood digitally removed from Kenshin's body as he turns on his back.

50) Blood on and around Kenshin's body as he lies recovering on the ground digitally painted brown.

51) Not an Edit... Blood around Kenshin's hand as he grasps his sword left red.

52) Red lines digitally removed from negative image of Kenshin rising to meet Shishio's attack.

53) Blood digitally removed from Kenshin's body as he challenges Shishio.

54) Blood digitally removed from Kenshin and Shishio's faces as they resume battle.

55) Close-up of Kenshin blocking Shishio's blow cut.

56) Long cut... Shot of Shishio bursting into flame and thrashing in agony as everyone looks on in shock cut.

57) Shot of Kenshin standing and watching Shishio's body consume itself in fire cut.

58) Shot of Yumi's body amidst the flames as Shishio dies cut.

59) Shot of Shishio starting to laugh maniacally as he burns cut.

60) Shot of Yumi and Shishio's charred remains in the courtyard cut.

61) Blood digitally removed from Kenshin's body and hand as he picks up Yumi's pocketwatch.

62) Blood digitally removed from Sanosuke as he approaches and congratulates Kenshin.

63) Not an Edit... Blood left on Kenshin's face and neck as he looks at Yumi's pocketwatch.

64) Shot of Sanosuke's bloody face before Houji freaks out cut.

65) Blood digitally removed from Sanosuke and Kenshin as Houji throws off his coat.

66) Shot of Kenshin being shoved into Sanosuke by Houji as he runs by cut.

67) Blood drops falling around Kenshin's dropped sword digitally removed.

68) Blood digitally removed from Sanosuke and Kenshin as Sanosuke holds Kenshin up after the battle.

69) Sanosuke's "Damn it!" changed to "Darn it" as he punches the gate.

70) Blood stains and blood spray digitally removed from Saitou's thighs after he shatters the gate with his gatotsu.

71) Shot of Sanosuke's bloody face after Saitou tells them to go cut.

72) Blood digitally removed from Saitou's shoulder wound as he surveys Shishio's burning fortress.

73) Pan down from Sanosuke's bloody face to Kenshin's face as Kenshin regains consciousness cut.

The editing on this one was sloppy. The edits for blood were massively inconsistent. Moreso than in any other episode largely due to the fact that this was probably the bloodiest episode in the show. But the real tragedy of this episode was how the deaths of Yumi and Shishio were handled. In short, they weren't. They were simply removed from the episode. Anyone who was not already familiar with what happened in this episode would have no way of knowing exactly how the battle ended and how Kenshin won. And Yumi's death was one of the great tragic events in the show. The next run this show makes on CN should be on Adult Swim.

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