This is the RPG community for Kenshin Gumi, a group based on the anime/manga Rurouni Kenshin. That means that LJ users such as yourself have made accounts in the names of chars and write as those chars--only RP users are granted posting permissions, and out-of-char posts must be identified as such (OOC) and are **strongly discouraged** [and should only be made to inform other players of your absence, generally]. Its not a fancomm although all the players are fans and I can't imagine you being here if you weren't a fan.
If you're interested contact me about having a char or wtvr. If you *know* you want a char but don't have the hour or so it'll take to get a journal, design, icons, etc all up and running -right- -this- -minute- contact me and I'll hold that char for you--but only for about a week! Inactivity is frowned upon.
YOU CAN ONLY POST HERE IF I GIVE YOU THAT PERMISSON, although anybody can join, and you're free to watch as much as you like. Anybody can comment. And, you *can* play more than one role (but not duplicate chars, pls)...
If you're considering joining in the game, here are some guidelines (I'll add as need becomes apparent):
kenshingumi is not limited to members of Kenshin's inner circle--you can take an antagonist's role and you'll be welcomed here as an antagonist (e.g.: if you want to be, say, Shishio Makoto, that's fine). Hell, you can even play a technically deceased char, as long as it meets the following requirement, also:
You must be a char in either of the OAV/OVAs, any of the 95eps of the TV series, or in the manga. That is to say, you must be a char from the Rurouni Kenshin theme (no Pokemons). If you want to play a char from another series, find another RPGcomm. [This is the only approval your char needs: verification that s/he/it exists in the series. If there is any doubt *you* are the one who has to proove your char is in the "theme", I don't have to disproove it.]
Uhhh... With that said, there won't be a Yukishiro Tomoe. This is taking place somewhere after the TV series but before Seisouhen (on the Kenshin Video Media Timeline :-P ) although it doesn't necessarily follow the manga, and while its pretty easy to have old enemies wandering around doing their thing, b/c of the nature of Tomoe and Kenshin and Kaoru's relationships, it just doesn't work to have a Tomoe. Plus, her death is basically the trigger for Kenshin's becoming a rurouni (which esssentially is the cause of his current world/life-view); explaining that w/o Tomoe dying gets much more sticky than this casual RPG should ever accommodate [not to mention explaining Yukishiro Enishi's fury]. HOWEVER; if you have a scenario that would allow Tomoe w/o totally messing up the story, I'll consider it.
Preferred language is English, although Engrish and Romanji are acceptable on a limited basis. This group *is* international but a good portion of us are lazy anglophones or at least don't speak enough other languages to guarantee you'll be understood, forgive us.
Yaori and slash are not exactly appropriate in the community and will be removed if deemed "too explicit"; what your char does in his/her/its own journal, though, is up to them/it.
Its a good idea to post at least a test entry in your char's LJ to facilitate contacting you.
We mangle time, here. Chars write in period, out of period, btwn periods, inter-period, and every other which-way.
Some Chars (claimed ones are stricken w/the corresponding journal linked after)(I'll add more later --THIS LIST IS PARTIAL & UNORDERED--):