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Rurouni Kenshin - ep. 40 & 41

by Kyle Pope, Jun 27th 2003
Rurouni Kenshin 40: A Killer Without Mercy

1) Blood spray digitally removed when Chou's sword strikes Kenshin's leg.

2) Bloodstain digitally removed from Kenshin's leg wound.

3) Blood spray digitally removed when Chou's blade grazes Kenshin's face.

4) Bloodstain again digitally removed from Kenshin's leg wound. Extent of the wound digitally reduced.

5) Not an Edit... Blood left on Kenshin's face as he stands after Chou's attack.

6) Not an Edit... Blood left on Kenshin's face as he closes to attack Chou.

7) Not an Edit... Blood left on Chou's face as he recovers from Kenshin's attack.

8) Chou's "Alright, if it's 'cause you forgotten how great killin' somebody can feel..." changed to "Alright, if it's 'cause you forgotten how great bein' a manslayer can feel..." as he taunts Kenshin with a threat to Iori.

9) Not an Edit... Blood left on Kenshin's face as he recovers himself after the battle.

This was an episode of reversals. They edit out the blood from Kenshin's leg yet both his and Chou's faces were covered with it. Death threats to children were edited out of previous episodes yet the entire fight between Chou and Kenshin was predicated on protecting Iori from Chou's murderous intent to include numerous death threats made by Chou against Iori.




Rurouni Kenshin 41: The Ultimate Technique of the Hiten Mitsurugi Style

1) Completely unedited

Another pleasant surprise. But as this was a fight-free episode I'm not that surprised. But now the Juppongatana are gathered in Kyoto and Shinomori Aoshi is with them. Things are going to get very interesting from here on in.

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