24 Rurouni Kenshin Manga and Anime Quotes from Makoto Shishio

Rurouni Kenshin Anime and Manga Quotes from Shishio

[To Kenshin] Call me Shishio, my rude predecessor.

I was almost assassinated; when my wounds had finally healed and I tried coming out, the Meiji government had succeeded in ending the violence. Now they who tried to eliminate me won’t send a single troop against me for fear of looking weak before the Western powers. This weak government. I cannot leave this country to such a weak government. If the violence was ended, I’ll awaken it! I’ll seize control! I’ll make this country strong. Justice will be served when the country is mine.

[To Kenshin] I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Learn how to take a joke. You’re as serious as the rumors say you are.

Anime and Manga Quotes from Shishio Makoto
Makoto Shishio in Rurouni Kenshin Manga

If you trust, you will be betrayed. If you are careless, you will die. Kill, or be killed. And, A good man is never far from a woman.

The government is the real bad guy. They used me and then tried to burn me to death.

No. It doesn’t matter where you’re born. It’s because you’re weak. In this world, the flesh of the weak is the food of the strong. The strong live, the weak die. No matter how hard you smile, you can’t run from the truth.

[To Kenshin] You fool. Who do you think you are? I’m just here to laugh at you. But I might take you with me all the same. You just have to realize that you were a failure. Your sword, your beliefs, your life, everything… admit it was all one big mistake you can never take back.

[To Komagata Yumi] Everything you’ve just said completely wrong. The circumstances of the world are entirely irrelevant. What is to blame? There is but one answer: Your Weakness! In this world, the flesh of the weak is the food of the strong.

Interesting… Of course, when it comes to matters of buying and selling, what is or isn’t at fault is irrelevant. But, what shall be my reward?

Rurouni Kenshin Anime and Manga Quotes from Shishio
Makoto Shishio, Leader of The Juppongatana

[To Komagata Yumi] I told you didn’t I? Your weakness is to blame. That protégée of yours was weak, so she was killed. Those twin Kamuro were weak, so they were kidnapped. And you are weak, so you CRY. In this world, the flesh of the weak is the food of the strong. If you are strong, you live. If you are weak, you die.

So my road to hell is paved with the orders of a whore? FINE BY ME!

Little puppies… Should know better than to snap back at their elders…

[To The Wagatsumi Shark Corps] It’s nothing personal, but I’m sad to say that all two hundred of you fools are going to be sleeping with the fishes tonight.

[To Ichigase] Tch… I expected more, boy. This isn’t even enough to get me warmed up. You fools…are just too fucking weak!

[To Houji] I just paid you a compliment man. Geez, Do me a favor and at least smile.

I believe in hell…while these men of violence who wash away blood with blood crawl upon the earth, is it not a suitable place to call hell?

This world, full of evil and violence, is Hell itself. Don’t you think?

If the revolution is over, then I’ll start another one!!

[To Ichigase] As I recall, you were blathering on earlier about how you were going to “Make this country strong.” Guess what? I am aiming for the same goal. By means of a Coup d’Etat. Before addressing that goal, don’t you think it’s prudent to first settle, once and for all, which of us is the stronger, more qualified applicant for that job?

[To Enishi] If you’ve got a problem with them (the payment), we’ll just take the ship for free. And your life along with it.

[To Juppongatana] Move out! It is once again time to throw this country into chaos!

This world, full of evil and violence, is hell itself. Don’t you think?

Movie Quotes from Shishio Makoto
Shishio Makoto in Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Movie

[To Kenshin] I almost forgot… I can not go on avoiding you forever. Fine by me, let’s dance, you and I.

Once upon an age past, the day I was burned alive, I stood, if only for an instant, in hell. Darkness and bleached bones as far as the eye could see… A world of absolute silence. It didn’t feel lonely, but going there alone was boring.

In my battle with the Battousai, the spirits were afraid of me, and chose to side with him. But there’s only evil people down here, so that won’t happen this time.

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Manga Quotes from Sanosuke Sagara

Oh well, I guess all those who are in love do crazy things.

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Hey, I’ll have you know that I almost really did kick the bucket during that training, so don’t you dare sum it all up in one word, even if it is a nice one like “potential”.

Love and selfishness kinda go hand in hand, don’t they?

[To Kaoru] Yeah (I am going), but I’ll try not to make it goodbye for good. Make a kid or two with Kenshin, and show them to me next time we meet.

[To Shishio] Eating the weak so that you’ll be on the top of the food chain, just because you’re the strongest? Kenshin isn’t using the weak as food to feed his power like you are. He’s willing to protect their happiness and become food for their power.

A true fight isn’t like a sword duel. The better swordsman doesn’t always win. The winner is the one who remains standing!

Dad, I’m buying your fight! The Ishin Shishi…they aren’t your enemy. They are mine, from ten years ago…the enemy of the one who wears the mark of evil on his back.

[When asked to pay for a restaurant tab] Kinda academic, isn’t it? You know I’ll never pay.

I can’t lose….not…to the men who made Captain Sagara and the Sekiho army bear the evil mark of “aku” (evil/bad).

I can’t stand the sound of a fat toad croaking in his little pond, any longer.

I’ll give you some advice from my experience, “mastered” or “mastery” is not something you can claim so lightly. You should tone down your stupidity and conceit, or you’ll suffer more than just a light burn.

What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is also mine.

Aren’t there any good tough guys left anymore?

I am the only man… Who can fight alongside Kenshin!

You guys are so weak. If I were to fight you I’d be oppressing the weak. Here, I’ll fight you with one hand.

I wouldn’t mind picking a fight for a change. Usually, I don’t have any choice about who I fight with, but I can’t stand watching people abuse those weaker than them. Something about that sort of bugs me. Especially when it’s a bunch of hypocrites talking about the virtues of freedom and justice for all. That really pisses me off.

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Sanosuke Sagara and His Sword, Zanbataou

Don’t get me wrong, Kenshin, that doesn’t mean I can let you die here. Yahiko and the Missie really need you around. I mean, it’s not just those two. There are a lot of people in Japan right now who need a guy like you around. And, I don’t care if people call me a liar or a cheater, if I think things aren’t going well, I’ll use the strongest Futae no Kiwami I’ve got and I’m gonna help you! As long as there are people who need you, I, Sanosuke, will risk my life and limb to make sure you don’t die!

[To Shishio] I don’t give a damn about my life. But, if I have to die, I sure ain’t going alone! I’ll be dragging you all the way down to hell with me!

[About Kenshin] Give him a sword and he’s unstoppable, but give him a bail of rice and he’s just an ordinary guy.

Though, what’s stronger than the power of money is… Hitokiri Battousai-sama.

Children and women shouldn’t witness the savage reality of two men fighting for their lives.

She’s so selfish! But we can’t blame her. People who think they’re in love act selfish.

He’s not just stronger than me. He’s on a completely different level. I can’t beat him.

Oh yeah, one more thing. I’m not Zanza anymore. I don’t have the zanbatou, and I stopped being a street fighter. Now I’m just the fighting idiot Sagara Sanosuke. Like you’re not Hitokiri Battousai. So don’t go off wandering without checking with me first. Got that, Kenshin?

[Talking about Kaoru’s awful cooking] It’s no good at all. Girl, you’ve got to take some cooking lessons. I could teach you to do better than this. How do you take this day after day, Kenshin?

Hey, captain (Sagara). We’re all going to be equal in the new age right? I can have a real last name even though I’m just a farmer’s kid? Then my name’s going to be Sagara!

I told you not to underestimate me!!!

Alright, I’ll take you on. I’ll ask who you are with these fists! [he punches Saito] Sorry, I got serious here.

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Life Quotes from Kenshin Himura

You can die anytime, but living takes true courage.

Helping other people is the best way to make up for your mistakes.

The scar of my past will determine my future!

You can use whatever technique you like, but now that I said I will kill you… your death tonight has been assured.

You will not touch these innocent people with even one inch of your dirty blades, if you require an opponent, I will fight you. If you wanna taste the ground, feel free to attack me.

New eras don’t come about because of swords, they’re created by the people who wield them.

I want you to understand something. If you should lose, not only does your future end, but also the future of the one you are trying to protect. Defeat isn’t an option for the sword that protects others. You should keep that thought engraved in your heart.

We shouldn’t blame ourselves for bad things that happened to us. Sometimes, no matter what we do, we are victims of the circumstances. We should just have to pull ourselves out.

The dead don’t desire revenge, but the happiness of the living.

Accepting one’s own strength, and the strength of others, is an important quality of a swordsman.

If fighting could provide us with the truth, nobody would make any mistakes in their lives. A person’s life is not that easy. The truth you must learn from yourself, from how you live your life.

We once fought together for an ideal with our swords. It wasn’t for power or for glory, but to create a peaceful world where people could live without fear. And if you should forget about that, then what did we fight the revolution for?

I have no attachment to the name Hitokiri Battousai. Just the same, I can’t allow someone like you to wear it.

A manslayer is a manslayer… until the day he dies.

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Life Quotes from Kenshin Himura

You believe that the strong exist to cull the weak. To use them as food. But you are mistaken… The strong exist, not to feed off of the weak, but to protect them!

When I was at the brink of life and death, I used all of my will to survive. I drew upon a different power than that of self-sacrifice and mastered an ultimate technique. The will to live is stronger than anything else. That was the ray of light that my master risked his life to show me. As Hitokiri Battousai, I have committed so many crimes that I cannot possibly repent for them. That is why I had secretly believed that it didn’t matter when I died or was killed. However, now… even if I am formally punished or restrained. I will never lose the will to live.

When one person kills, resentment is born. That resentment makes a person kill again. To sever that vicious cycle–that is the purpose of this sword that cannot kill.

Love Quotes from Kenshin Himura

Perhaps the distant part of the sky always seems clearest, so that we will always strive to reach it.

The moment you find the courage to give up your life for someone… Would be the moment you understand love.

In this world of memories, there’s no need for strangers.

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What is truly good about a person can’t be expressed in words, that it can not. What matters is the feeling of trust one gets after spending time with him.

I will bear your pain for you now, and find a path of repentance.

A sword is a weapon. The art of swordsmanship is learning how to kill. What Miss Kaoru says is sweet and innocent talk that only those whose hands have never been stained with the blood of men can believe. But, to tell you the truth, I much prefer Miss Kaoru’s sweet and innocent talk over the truth. Indeed I do!

You’ll only realize that you truly love someone if they already caused you enormous pain. Your enemies can never hurt you the way your loved ones can. It’s the people close to your heart that can give you the most piercing wound. Love is a double-edged sword, it can heal the wound faster or it can sink the blade even deeper.