Aoshi's Zen Temple
Shishio: Call me Shishio, my rude predecessor.
I'm kidding, I'm kidding. Learn how to take a joke. You're as serious as the rumors say you are.
-Shishio to Kenshin
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.
-Shishio to Kenshin and Saitou
Shishio: 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.
Kenshin: But for this justice, blood will flow. The blood of those who now live in peace...
Shishio: Well, after all, in this world the flesh of the weak is the food of the strong. But I never could persuade you of that.
Man's true nature is violence, and this world is Hell.
-Shishio to Houji
Shishio: The government is the real bad guy. They used me and then tried to burn me to death.
Soujirou: So you're a good guy then!
Shishio: No. I'm a fiend from hell.
-Shishio to Soujirou
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.
-Shishio to Soujirou
You are shit.
-Shishio to Sano
I've made up my mind. I'm going to overthrow the king of hell.
-Shishio to Yumi and Houji
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.
-Shishio to Kenshin
The dead don't need to worry about the future of the country.
That's nice. But next time you make a mistake, I won't be so
I have thrown away my faith, but not my desire to save this world.
And this cannot be done with the Buddha's hands. To be able to save
this world with human hands and a human heart. I am training to gain
that power. For this I need strength that surpasses that of the
Good men and evil man are made of the same flesh. In the end, they
both rot and return to earth.
Well, I'm certainly not going to lose to a guy. (Cross-dressing
From the nether world assure yourself of the world's salvation!
Lord Shishio's the only man allowed to touch me!
Look, look, the Ten Swords have come all this way just to fight you!
So get yourselves ready and come on out! (singing happily) We're
gonna cut off all your heads, and give them to Lord Shishio as a
Kamatari: Scythe girl? (He giggles.) There seems to be a
slight mistake. (He lifts the front of his kimono.) I'm not a
scythe-girl. I'm a scythe boy.
You can't be a transvestite half-heartedly. No matter how hard I
wish, I can never have a woman's body, so I'll never be able to
compete with Yumi of the Night. And no matter how hard I train, I'll
never be as good as Soujirou, the best of the Ten Swords. As a man
or as a woman, I'll never be Lord Shishio's favorite.
The young have an unfortunate tendency to believe the impossible
possible and confuse dreams with reality. I explained it for you
with great kindness and respect... Very well. You will die.
No matter how much it hurt, no matter how bad, if I just kept
I have every confidence that I could defeat Mr. Himura with the
Shukuchi. But using my full strength against his wrong-headed sword
would just be too annoying.
Why didn't you protect me then? If what you say is right, why didn't
anyone protect me?
In the rain, I smiled, but I was really crying. I was really crying.
Your thighs are so soft.
A girl can't even show mercy to you idiots!
Ha ha ha! Die, die! Everybody dies! If everyone dies no one wins,
and Lord Shishio is invincible! Only Lord Shishio will forever be
Being an undercover agent sucks!