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Hitokiri
The Four Hitokiri of the Bakumatsu (幕末四大人斬り, Bakumatsu Shidai Hitokiri) was a term given to four samurai during the Bakumatsu era in Japanese history. The four men were Kawakami Gensai, Kirino Toshiaki (also known as Nakamura Hanjirō), Tanaka Shinbei, and Okada Izō. They opposed the Tokugawa shogunate
Tokugawa shogunate
(and later, supported the Meiji Emperor). These four samurai were warrior elite and widely considered undefeatable by normal people
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Gintama
Gintama
Gintama
(Japanese: 銀魂, Hepburn: Gintama, "Silver Soul"), is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi and serialized, beginning on December 8, 2003, in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump. Set in Edo
Edo
which has been conquered by aliens named Amanto, the plot follows life from the point of view of samurai Gintoki Sakata, who works as a freelancer alongside his friends Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura in order to pay the monthly rent. Sorachi added the science fiction setting to develop characters to his liking after his editor suggested doing a historical series. The series has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) by Sunrise and was featured at Jump Festa 2006 Anime
Anime
Tour in 2005. This was followed by a full anime series, which debuted on April 4, 2006, on TV Tokyo
TV Tokyo
and finished on March 25, 2010
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Tokugawa Shogunate
The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) and the Edo
Edo
bakufu (江戸幕府), was the last feudal Japanese military government, which existed between 1600 and 1868.[1] The head of government was the shōgun,[2] and each was a member of the Tokugawa clan.[3] The Tokugawa shogunate
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Peter Parker
Spider-Man
Spider-Man
is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee
Stan Lee
and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy
Amazing Fantasy
#15 (August 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. The character is conceived as an orphan within the Marvel Universe
Marvel Universe
named Peter Parker
Peter Parker
being raised by his Aunt May
Aunt May
and Uncle Ben in New York City
New York City
after his parents Richard and Mary Parker were killed in a plane crash. Lee and Ditko depicted the character as having to deal with the normal struggles of adolescence and financial issues with a large array of supporting characters such as J
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Anime
Anime
Anime
(/ˈænəˌmeɪ/ (Japanese: アニメ, [aɲime] ( listen), plural: anime))[a] is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan. The word anime is the Japanese term for animation, which means all forms of animated media.[1] Outside Japan, anime refers specifically to animation from Japan
Japan

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Manga
Manga
Manga
(漫画, Manga) are comics created in Japan
Japan
or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan
Japan
in the late 19th century.[1] They have a long and complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art.[2] The term manga (kanji: 漫画; hiragana: まんが; katakana: マンガ;  listen (help·info); English: /ˈmæŋɡə/ or /ˈmɑːŋɡə/) in Japan
Japan
is a word used to refer to both comics and cartooning. "Manga" as a term used outside Japan
Japan
refers to comics originally published in Japan.[3] In Japan, people of all ages read manga
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garb
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Meiji Emperor
Emperor Meiji
Emperor Meiji
(明治天皇, Meiji-tennō, November 3, 1852 – July 30, 1912), or Meiji the Great (明治大帝, Meiji-taitei), was the 122nd Emperor of Japan
Emperor of Japan
according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from February 3, 1867 until his death on July 30, 1912. He presided over a time of rapid change in the Empire of Japan, as the nation quickly changed from an isolationist feudal state to a capitalist and imperial world power, characterized by the Japanese industrial revolution. At the time of Meiji's birth in 1852, Japan
Japan
was an isolated, pre-industrial, feudal country dominated by the Tokugawa shogunate
Tokugawa shogunate
and the daimyōs, who ruled over the country's more than 250 decentralized domains
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Samurai
Samurai
Samurai
(侍) were the military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan. In Japanese, they are usually referred to as bushi (武士, [bɯ.ɕi]) or buke (武家). According to translator William Scott Wilson: "In Chinese, the character 侍 was originally a verb meaning "to wait upon", "accompany persons" in the upper ranks of society, and this is also true of the original term in Japanese, saburau. In both countries the terms were nominalized to mean "those who serve in close attendance to the nobility", the Japanese term saburai being the nominal form of the verb
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History Of Japan
The first human habitation in the Japanese archipelago
Japanese archipelago
has been traced to prehistoric times. The Jōmon period, named after its "cord-marked" pottery, was followed by the Yayoi
Yayoi
in the first millennium BC, when new technologies were introduced from continental Asia. During this period, the first known written reference to Japan
Japan
was recorded in the Chinese Book of Han
Book of Han
in the first century AD. Between the fourth century and the ninth century, Japan's many kingdoms and tribes gradually came to be unified under a centralized government, nominally controlled by the Emperor. This imperial dynasty continues to reign over Japan. In 794, a new imperial capital was established at Heian-kyō
Heian-kyō
(modern Kyoto), marking the beginning of the Heian period, which lasted until 1185
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Kawakami Gensai
Kawakami Gensai
Kawakami Gensai
(河上 彦斎, 25 December 1834 – 13 January 1872) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period. A highly skilled swordsman, he was one of the four most notable assassins of the Bakumatsu period. Gensai's high-speed sword discipline allowed him to assassinate targets in broad daylight.Contents1 Birth and early life 2 Activity in the 1850s 3 Activity in the 1860s 4 The Restoration and Gensai's death 5 Gensai in fiction 6 NotesBirth and early life[edit] Kawakami Gensai
Kawakami Gensai
was born in Kumamoto
Kumamoto
in 1834, to Komori Sadasuke, a retainer of the daimyo of the Kumamoto
Kumamoto
Domain. Because Gensai's older brother Hanzaemon was chosen as the family's heir, at age 11 he was given in adoption to Kawakami Genbei (河上彦兵衛), another Kumamoto
Kumamoto
retainer
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Tanaka Shinbei
Tanaka Shinbei (田中 新兵衛, 1832 – July 11, 1863) was one of the Four Hitokiri of the Bakumatsu, elite samurai, active in Japan during the late Tokugawa shogunate
Tokugawa shogunate
in the 1860s. The hitokiri including Shinbei were working under the command of Takechi Hanpeita, the leader of the Kinnō-tō, who sought to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate and restore the Emperor of Japan
Emperor of Japan
to power. Hanpeita ordered Shinbei and the other hitokiri to seek "Heaven's Revenge" against supporters of the Shogunate and supporters of foreign access to Japan. A hitokiri from the Satsuma District, Shinbei came from a peasant background
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Kirino Toshiaki
Kirino Toshiaki
Kirino Toshiaki
(桐野 利秋, December 1838 – September 24, 1877) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period, and an Imperial Japanese Army general of the early Meiji era.Contents1 Biography 2 Cultural references 3 References 4 External links 5 Further readingBiography[edit] Kirino, also known as Nakamura Hanjirō (中村 半次郎), was renowned as one of the Four Hitokiri of the Bakumatsu. His sword style was Ko-jigen-ryū, a branch of the high-speed Jigen-ryū . Kirino's activities during the early to mid-1860s largely centered on Kyoto. During the Boshin War, as a senior commander of Satsuma forces, he was a high-ranking officer of the new Imperial Army
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Shintaro Katsu
Shintaro Katsu
Shintaro Katsu
(Japanese: 勝 新太郎, Hepburn: Katsu Shintarō, 29 November 1931 – 21 June 1997) was a Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director.Contents1 Life and career 2 Filmography2.1 As actor 2.2 As producer 2.3 As director 2.4 As writer 2.5 As himself3 References 4 Bibliography 5 External linksLife and career[edit] Born Toshio Okumura (奥村 利夫 Okumura Toshio) on 29 November 1931. He was the son of kabuki performer Katsutoji Kineya (Kineya Katsutōji) who was renowned for his nagauta and shamisen skills, and younger brother of actor Tomisaburo Wakayama
Tomisaburo Wakayama
(Wakayama Tomisaburō). Shintaro Katsu
Shintaro Katsu
began his career in entertainment as a shamisen player. He switched to acting because he noticed it was better paid
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Hitokiri (wrestler)
Masami Odate (大館 昌美, Ōdate Masami, born May 8, 1990)[1][2][3] is a Japanese professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Io Shirai (紫雷 イオ, Shirai Io). Making her debut in March 2007, Io spent several years working as a tag team wrestler, teaming with her older sister Mio, with whom she would wrestle for various promotions across Japan and Mexico, winning the TLW World Young Women's Tag Team Championship in the process. In June 2010, the Shirais came together with Kana to form the Triple Tails stable, which would last for fifteen months, before Io broke out of the group and started her singles career with the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion
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Late Tokugawa Shogunate
Bakumatsu
Bakumatsu
(幕末, bakumatsu, "the end (matsu) of the military government (baku, short for bakufu "tent-government")) refers to the final years of the Edo period
Edo period
when the Tokugawa shogunate
Tokugawa shogunate
ended. Between 1853 and 1867 Japan
Japan
ended its isolationist foreign policy known as sakoku and changed from a feudal Tokugawa shogunate
Tokugawa shogunate
to the pre-modern empire of the Meiji government
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