Regarding Watsuki Nobuhiro and Rurouni Kenshin

I will continue to enjoy Rurouni Kenshin (and Busou Renkin). That version of Saitou, with his exceptional morality, will continue to be my favorite fictional character, and the romantic pairing of Saitou and Sano will continue to be one of my favorite things. I will continue to create and enjoy fanworks related to Rurouni Kenshin.

But to the pedophile Watsuki, who has contributed to one of the worst evils known to the world, who has put so many of my fandom siblings through hell, I have only this to say: お前 の 全て を 否定して やる.

And to those in the fandom that can’t bring themselves to separate the art from the reprehensible behavior and nature of the artist, and are forced to leave it behind, I understand. I’m sorry something like this has to take something you loved from you. Go well.

6 thoughts on “Regarding Watsuki Nobuhiro and Rurouni Kenshin

  1. I am so happy to see that you will still be in the fandom. It was very devastating for me yesterday when my wife found that information. =X I was contemplating not working on my SaiSa anymore, after I had been so invested on the stories I have been writing this year. It’s good to see the fandom is rallying and not outright condeming the series. Watsuki is horrible, for partaking in a horrible industry, but he betrayed all his fans, all the people that have supported him over the years. I am glad to see there are people that are willing to take the series back and claim them for themselves and not let this horribleness ruin them.

    1. This series and these characters (specifically Saitou and Sano) have become so much a part of me over the last couple of decades that I could no more abandon them than I could an actual living creature in my care. We will fight on!

  2. Hah. I have to come back here and read this sometimes, to feel like I’m allowed to continue on with my RK fics. I’m close to finishing something and want to post it; it’s kind of a big thing, since I rarely finish my stories. (At least that’s been the case the last few years. 10-ish years ago is another matter and a forever ago.) I think that will be my thing for this year, however, to finish my stories, and so many of them are RK. (I’m also pretty bitter about putting in a lot of money and time in making and buying cosplay pieces to do Battousai Kenshin, Tomoe, Shinsengumi Saitou, Kenshin, and Sanosuke cosplay and not knowing if I ever get to wear them again.)

    I just wanted to say thank you for continuing to write RK. It gives me encouragement to continue myself.

    1. The whole thing continues to be so painful, and I’m afraid it will be for a while, if not forever. Your bitterness is completely understandable. But I’m glad to hear you’re encouraged to work on stories, especially if you’re excited to post! If you want to do it, don’t let that slimy jerk and his betrayal hold you back.

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