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Who is Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu?

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Hiten Mitsurugi-ryu is not a person. It is an ancient kenjutsu style, also known as the Flying Heaven Honourable Sword Style. This style is used by Himura Kenshin, the main protagonist of the “Rurouni Kenshin” series.

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Looking for redemption, Kenshin has spent ten years roaming Japan as a rurouni (a wandering, masterless samurai), always carrying a sakabatou (a katana with its blade on the opposite side), vowing to never kill again. Kenshin learned Hiten Mitsurugi-ryu from his master, Hiko Seijuro XIII, although the two parted ways before Kenshin could finish his training. The said technique roots back to the Sengoku Jidai, and it was developed to enable a lone samurai to single-handedly fight and defeat multiple foes.

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