Yamagata Aritomo
Kanji 山縣 有朋
Alias Yamagata Kyōsuke
Age 40
Birth June 14, 1838
Gender Male
Additional Information
Occupation Chief of Japanese Imperial Army
Affiliation Ishin Shishi
Meiji Government
Story Facts
Manga Debut Act 2
Anime Debut Episode 3
Seiyu Seiji Mizutani
Hari Kaneko (eps. 91-94)
Voice Actor Simon Issacson (Bang Zoom)
Crispin Freeman (Bang Zoom, ep. 63)
Tom Wyner (Sony)

Yamagata Aritomo is Lord of the Imperial Meiji Army. In the 10th Year of Meiji, he makes his way to Tokyo after hearing that Hitokiri Battōsai has gone off on a killing spree in the city and has been arrested. After learning the truth that the murders were committed by a fraud, he asks Himura Kenshin to join the police force, an offer which Kenshin bluntly refuses, saying that he wishes simply to protect the people around him and seeks no reward for having shed the blood of countless people.

In the Rurouni Kenshin live action film he is played by Eiji Okuda.


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