- Member: ZaCloud
- Title: The Smiling Killer
- Premiered: 2003-03-27
- Smashing Pumpkins Disarm
One of the most tragic characters of the series "Rurouni Kenshin". A boy with an innocent smile, who kills without hesitation or remorse. Why does he smile all the time? What could have happened to him to create such a twisted individual, who is stained with blood and yet so innocent of heart and soul?
"The flesh of the weak is the food of the strong" was bored into his head by Lord Shishio, and that is what drives him, what kept him alive. The only reality he knows. But new realities are suddenly bearing down upon him, and dealing with them is traumatic and shocking. Can Kenshin defeat him so his lesson of finding oneself can be learned by Soujiro before it is too late for the boy? What is going through the mind of the boy?
What goes on behind that disarming smile?
These questions may not be answered completely by this video, as he still has to find those answers for himself, but his powerful past and thoughts are examined, set to "Disarm" by Smashing Pumpkins, a song that immediately brought him to mind. It is a big spoiler if you haven't seen up to the climactic battle between Kenshin and Shishio, so please go no further if you do not want to have the story spoiled.
I am aware that a video has been done to this song, about Soujiro, but the creator cannot be reached by email and the video would not download for me, so I don't know how similar they ended up being. I had this idea BEFORE I knew of its existance. To the one who created the other video, if you see this, please allow me to see your version as well. I'd like to see how the same idea turned out between two different people.
This video took me about 2 weeks to make, with a good 4-6 hours per day. Movie Maker had timing issues, making this extra challenging. It did not come out as well-timed as the preview said it was, but I did my best. Once again, please ignore the subtitles; I couldn't do anything about those. I'm sorry for that.
I did the best I could with what I had, which is all one can do. I hope my efforts will prove rewarding for you.