|Japanese name:||神谷 薫|
Though she is short tempered and possessive, Kaoru is incredibly selfless. Although most times she is seen fighting against Myōjin Yahiko, they care about each other and Kaoru sees him as the succesor of the dojo. She is considered naïve to be so trusting, but she has the maturity to handle the consequences. Kaoru's beliefs are held strongly and proudly, almost stubbornly, particularly her beliefs in the sword.
She falls in love with Himura Kenshin right from the beginning of the series, and continued to do so even after learning of his past crimes. One of Kaoru's biggest fears is that Kenshin might someday return to wandering, leaving her to be alone again. She gets jealous whenever another girl is also interested in Kenshin, such as Takani Megumi to whom she often argues but in the end of the manga ends admiring her. In the story Kaoru is often compared to a tanuki (raccoon dog).
Kamiya Kaoru adheres to her father's ideal of katsujin-ken ("swords that give life"), which teaches that swordsmanship should be used not to kill, but to protect. This belief is a slap in the face to many swordsmen, who advocate that a sword is for "mastery and death," and nothing more. Himura Kenshin, however, feels that her beliefs should, in fact, become reality.
|Rurouni Kenshin DVD-BOX Special Ending||Special||1||7.36||7.67|
|Rurouni Kenshin||Season 1||TV||95||8.26||8.29|
|Rurouni Kenshin: Ishinshishi e no Requiem||Movie 1||Movie||1||7.33||7.34|
|Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen||OVA 1||OVA||4||8.45||8.54|
|Rurouni Kenshin: Seisouhen||OVA 2||OVA||2||7.76||7.82|
|Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Shin Kyoto Hen||OVA-3||OVA||2||7.58||7.68|