"Hoshikage no Hito -Okita Souji Maboroshi no Seishun" (Man of Starlight -Fanciful Youth of Okita Souji-). He was born Yamaguchi Hajime(山口 一?) However, he surely owned a set of Kaga Kiyomitsu (a katana and a wakizashi) and his so-called "Kikuichimonji Norimune" was likely a Yamashiro Kunikiyo instead.[13]. My favorites are Hijikata Toshizou, Okita Souji, Saitou Hajime, Harada Sanosuke, Serizawa Kamo, in fact each of the units. He had an older brother named Hiroaki and an older sister named Katsu. According to the published records of his family, Saitō left Edo in 1862, after accidentally killing a hatamoto. It is unclear whether Okita changed his name to Okita Sōji Fujiwara no Kaneyoshi in 1863 or in 1862 (or less likely, in 1861.) The Meiji era started on September 8, 1868. Both theories are fairly reasonable, as tuberculosis can kill quickly (in weeks), or very slowly (many years). Badass Decay - Raijuta was supposed to be a bigger threat until Watsuki remembered that Kenshin had already demonstrated the ability to … - JUS Kenshin by [email protected], ICinz, and Shadow Mercer - JUS Sanosuke by keyber and Romano45 - JUS Aoshi by keyber and TrafalgarLawzz - JUS Saito by keyber - JUS Shishio by keyber, TrafalgarLawzz and Matt MUGEN - Rurouni Kenshin screenpack by Speedster When the shogunate forces (including the Shinsengumi and the Shinchōgumi) retreated to the Tohoku region, Okita remained in Edo alone.He died from tuberculosis on July 19 (the 30th day of the fifth month, by the lunar calendar), 1868. . Later that night, he was buried at Sensō-ji Tem… Written by Nobuhiro Watsuki, the popular Japanese series Rurouni Kenshin tells the story of Himura Kenshin's journey towards redemption. [2], In 1861, Okita became Head Coach (Jukutou) at the Shieikan. He wears a traditional Shinsengumi uniform. Although he respects all Shinsengumi leaders, he shows a particular respect to Saitō Hajime who was also considered on an equal level with him in terms of swordsmanship (both being leaders of the first and third squads of the Shinsengumi, respectively). Very little is known about his early life. The Senshō-ji Temple cemetery had been open to the public for years until the release of NHK's Taiga drama, Shinsengumi! However, Kiyokawa Hachiro (leader of the … Okita Sōji Background Information Not for his own life but for the life of Okita whom he cared for dearly, as Kenshin well knew. Choose you favorite fate character is best suite to fighting techniques like Himura Kenshin blade technique (Battojutsu) from Rurouni Kenshin - Results (16 votes) Okita … Equally skilled with shinai, bokken/bokutou, and katana, his signature technique was named the Mumyo-ken[7] (which roughly translates as "no light blade" or "unenlightened blade") or Sandanzuki (which translates as "Three Piece Thrust"), a technique that could attack one's neck, left shoulder, and right shoulder with one strike. While many of Shinsengumi fans believe that Yoshida Toshimaro was killed by Okita during the Ikedaya Affair (based on Shimosawa Kan and Shiba Ryōtarō's fiction), it is a historical inaccuracy. Here are some appearances of Okita in pop culture: Rurouni Kenshin; a popular series with a setting that takes place after the Meiji Period in Japan Movie: Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal Okita proved to be a prodigy; he mastered all the techniques and attained the Menkyo Kaiden scroll (license of total transmission) in the ryū at the age of eighteen or so. The rest of the first unit followed instantly causing the hitokiri to grit his teeth. His brother-in-law Okita Rintarō, also a practitioner of the Tennen Rishin-ryū, became a commander of the Shinchōgumi (the Shinsengumi's brother league in Edo. Yamanami's seppuku (with Okita as his second) in 1865 was an extremely painful incident in Okita's short life. And Kenshin is played by Takeru Sato! [15] He died from tuberculosis on July 19 (the 30th day of the fifth month, by the lunar calendar), 1868. Gender Because I don't usually care to put notes (aside from the requisite disclaimers) within the stories themselves, I have decided to work up this page, just to give a few tidbits of information that you might want to know about my pieces of Rurouni Kenshin fanfic. Okita has a very youthful appearance, looking several years younger than his actual age. [14] He then moved to a guesthouse with Okita Rintarou, Okita Mitsu, and their children.