‘Rurouni Kenshin’: Main Characters’ Ages, Birthdays, Heights, Weights, Blood Types & More

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Rurouni Kenshin has gained a substantial following over the course of its running, initially written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It’s classified as a Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story set in the 11th year of the Meiji period in Japan, following a former assassin who protects innocents alongside skilled fighters and samurais.

This Japanese manga series certainly has a ton of adventures to offer, combining themes such as peace, atonement, and romance, and it was later transformed into the Rurouni Kenshin anime series – but many fans are still curious about the stars of the saga. Below is everything you need to know about the Rurouni Kenshin main characters’ ages, birthdays, heights, weights, blood types, and more.

Rurouni Kenshin
Character
Age RangeHeightWeight
Himura Kenshin15 – 33 years old5’2”/ 158 cm106 lbs/ 48 kg
Kamiya Kaoru17 – 22 years old5’1”/ 155 cm90 lbs/ 41 kg
Sagara Sanosuke18 – 23 years old5’8″/ 179 cm156 lbs/ 71 kg
Myōjin Yahiko10 – 15 years old4’2”/ 127 cm50.9 lbs/ 23.1 kg
Shishio Makoto29 years old5’7”/ 170 cm130 lbs/ 59 kg
Yukishiro Enishi23 years old5’9”/ 175 cm150 lbs/ 68 kg
Udō Jin-e34 years old5’9”/ 182 cm171 lbs/ 78 kg
Saitō Hajime34 – 39 years old6’0”/ 183 cm156 lbs/ 71 kg
Takani Megumi22 years old5’4”/ 166 cm99 lbs/ 45 kg
Shinomori Aoshi26 – 31 years old5’11½”/ 182 cm158 lbs/ 72 kg
Makimachi Misao16 years old4’10½”/ 149 cm81 lbs/ 37 kg
Hiko Seijūrō XIII43 years old6’2½”/ 189 cm191 lbs/ 87 kg

What do we know about the main Rurouni Kenshin characters’ ages?

All of the main characters shown in Rurouni Kenshin are classified as human, meaning that they age along a uniform and linear timeline. The entire saga spans the course of 5 years, and all character age by five years respectively.

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Himura Kenshin, the star of Rurouni Kenshin, starts off at the young age of 15 years old with the release of Trust & Betrayal, after which he is shown at 28 years old at the start of the main series and ages to 33 years old by the end of the Hokkaidō Arc. His main love interest, Kamiya Kaoru, is 17 years old at the start of the series and 22 years old by the end of the series.

Sagara Sanosuke is 18 years old at the start of the series and is 23 years old by the end of the series with the Hokkaidō arc. Myōjin Yahiko is only ten years old at the beginning of the saga, making him the youngest of all the main characters, and he is 15 years old by the Rurouni Kenshin series’ conclusion.

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One of the older characters is Shishio Makoto, who is 29 when introduced to the series, while Yukishiro Enishi is 23. Udō Jin-e is 34 years old, while Saitō Hajime starts at 34 years old in the beginning phases and ages to 39 years old by the time the Hokkaidō arc was released.

Takani Megumi is 22 years old, while Shinomori Aoshi is 26 years at the start of the series and ages to 31 years old by the end of the series. Makimachi Misao is only 16 years old when introduced to the saga, while Hiko Seijūrō XIII is the eldest of all the main Rurouni Kenshin characters at 43 years old.

What do we know about the main Rurouni Kenshin characters’ genders, blood types, birthdays & zodiac signs?

Fans have access to many of the main Rurouni Kenshin characters’ specific birthdays, or birth months and years in some cases. Below are the main Rurouni Kenshin characters’ biological genders at birth, blood types, birthdays, and their respective Zodiac Signs.

Rurouni Kenshin
Character
GenderBlood
Type
BirthdayZodiac Sign
Himura KenshinMaleABJune 20, 1849Gemini
Kamiya KaoruFemaleOJune 1862Gemini/ Cancer
Sagara SanosukeMaleBFebruary 18, 1860Aquarius
Myōjin YahikoMaleBJune, 1868Gemini/ Cancer
Shishio MakotoMaleOJune 1868Leo
Yukishiro EnishiMaleAMay 1855Taurus/ Gemini
Udō Jin-eMaleABJuly 1843Cancer/ Leo
Saitō HajimeMaleUnknownFebruary 18, 1844Aquarius
Takani MegumiFemaleBMay 1855Taurus/ Gemini
Shinomori AoshiMaleAJanuary 1853Capricorn/ Aquarius
Makimachi MisaoFemaleBNovember 24, 1863Sagittarius
Hiko Seijūrō XIIIMaleOOctober 1, 1836Libra

What do we know about the main Rurouni Kenshin characters’ heights & weights?

Myōjin Yahiko is the shortest and most petite of all the main characters, with an average height of 4’2”/ 127 cm and a weight of 50.9 lbs/ 23.1 kg. This is followed by Makimachi Misao, who has a height of 4’10½”/ 149 cm and a weight of 81 lbs/ 37 kg.

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Kamiya Kaoru is next on the list, measuring 5’1”/ 155 cm in height and weighing 90 lbs/ 41 kg, followed by the main protagonist Himura Kenshin who measures 5’2”/ 158 cm in height and weighs 106 lbs/ 48 kg. Takani Megumi is next with a height of 5’4”/ 166 cm and a weight of 99 lbs/ 45 kg.

This is followed by Shishio Makoto, who measures 5’7”/ 170 cm in height and weighs 130 lbs/ 59 kg, as well as Sagara Sanosuke, who has a height of 5’8″/ 179 cm and a weight of 156 lbs/ 71 kg. Yukishiro Enishi measures 5’9”/ 175 cm in height and weighs 150 lbs/ 68 kg, closely followed by Udō Jin-e, who has a height of 5’9”/ 182 cm and a weight of 171 lbs/ 78 kg.

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Shinomori Aoshi measures 5’11½”/ 182 cm in height, weighing 158 lbs/ 72 kg. Saitō Hajime is the second-tallest of all the main characters, measuring 6’0”/ 183 cm in height with a weight of 156 lbs/ 71 kg, followed by Hiko Seijūrō XIII, who is the tallest at 6’2½”/ 189 cm with a weight of 191 lbs/ 87 kg.

What do we know about the main Rurouni Kenshin characters’ nicknames, fighting styles & weapons?

The Rurouni Kenshin characters are strong and powerful fighters, with each character taking on a preferred fighting style of their own – in addition to chosen weapons, such as Himura’s iconic sword, Sakabato. Below are all of the main Rurouni Kenshin characters’ nicknames and aliases, alongside their chosen fighting style and primary weapons.

Rurouni Kenshin CharacterNickname/ AliasFighting StyleWeapons
Himura KenshinHitokiri Battōsai, Himura Battōsai, Himura ShintaHiten Mitsurugi-ryū, Kamiya Kasshin-ryūSakabatō Shinuchi, Sakabatō Kageuchi (broken), Katana (formerly), Wakizashi (formerly)
Kamiya KaoruKaoru-dono, Himura KaoruKamiya Kasshin-ryūBōken, Shinai
Sagara Sanosuke“Zanza”, Higashidani SanosukeUnknownZanbatō (broken), His fists, Futae no Kiwami
Myōjin YahikoTokyo Shizōku, “Catcher of a thousand blades.”Kamiya Kasshin-ryūShinai, Bōken, Sakabatō
Shishio MakotoUnknownThe Three Swords SecretMugenjin, Wakizashi
Yukishiro EnishiUnknownWatōjutsuWatō
Udō Jin-eKurogasa (Black Hat)Nikaidou HeihouKatana
Saitō HajimeFujita Gorō, Lone Wolf of MibuUnknownKatana
Takani MegumiFox WomanUnknownUnknown
Shinomori AoshiOkashiraKempo, Kodachi Nitou RyuuKodachi
Makimachi MisaoOkashira, “Weasel girl”UnknownKunai
Hiko Seijūrō XIIINi’itsu KakunoshinHiten Mitsurugi-ryūKatana

What do we know about the main Rurouni Kenshin characters’ occupations & affiliations?

Although plenty of time is spent protecting civilians and innocents from harm, many of the Rurouni Kenshin main characters spend their time performing numerous societal tasks. Below are all of the main Rurouni Kenshin characters’ occupations and affiliations, including both former and current.

Rurouni Kenshin CharacterOccupationsAffiliations
Himura KenshinRurouni, Hitokiri (formerly), Ishin Shishi swordsman (formerly)Kamiya Dōjō, Chōshū Ishin Shishi (former)
Kamiya KaoruKenjutsu InstructorKamiya Dōjō
Sagara SanosukeFight merchant (formerly), BumSekihō Army, Sagara Sōzō, Higashidani family
Myōjin YahikoSwordsman, Kenjutsu instructor, Akabeko errand boyKamiya Dōjō
Shishio MakotoHitokiri (formerly), Juppongatana leaderIshin Shishi, Juppongatana
Yukishiro EnishiWeapons dealer, Leader of Six ComradesSix Comrades, Shanghai Mafia, Yaminobu
Udō Jin-eHitokiriUnknown
Saitō HajimeShinsengumi member (formerly), Police Officer, Undercover Agent, HitokiriShinsengumi, Tokyo Police, Department of Internal Affairs, Kenshin-Gumi, Takagi Tokio
Takani MegumiDoctorTakeda Kanryū (formerly), Kamiya DōjōOguni Gensai
Shinomori AoshiOnmitsuOniwabanshū, Juppongatana, Kenshin-gumi
Makimachi MisaoOnmitsuOniwabanshū, Kenshin-gumi
Hiko Seijūrō XIIISwordmaster, PotterHiko Seijūrō XII, Himura Kenshin

That’s everything there is to know about the Rurouni Kenshin main characters’ ages, birthdays, heights, weights, blood types, and more, with images and stats thanks to the Rurouni Kenshin Wiki. Each of these characters flaunts unique traits, attributes, and origin stories, allowing them to add something special to the saga as a whole.

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