About This Fanlisting

Melting Ice is a fanlisting for the anime/manga series Rurouni Kenshin; dedicated specifically to Shinomori Aoshi. Aoshi is the Okashira of the Oniwabanshu and happens to be my favourite character from the series, aside from Makimachi Misao. This fanlisting was adopted on August 5th, 2009.

What is a fanlisting?

'A fanlisting is simply an online listing of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join. There are no costs, and the only requirements to join a fanlisting are your name and country. Fanlistings do not have to be large sites (although some are) - they are just a place where you can have your name listed along with other fans of the same subject.'
-- Quoted from TheFanlistings.org

About Shinomori Aoshi

Shinomori Aoshi is the "Okashira", or leader, of the Oniwabanshu shinobi, a group of onmitsu ninja. At the suggestion of Kashiwazaki Nenji (better known as Okina), Aoshi was given the position of Okashira at the age of 15. The Oniwabanshu worked for the Shogunate government during the Edo period. After the revolution, Aoshi and four other members of the Oniwabanshu worked for the corrupt, power-hungry business man, Takeda Kanryu instead. After the Bakumatsu, Aoshi was offered many high-ranking jobs, but he rejected all of them and chose to stay with the Oniwabanshu because of his commitment to the other members.

Aoshi is a very quiet, intelligent individual. He is cool, calm and handsome. Aoshi speaks only when necessary, and he always thinks before he acts. He seems to be unemotional and expressionless most of the time, earning him the nickname of "that gloomy jerk" from Myojin Yahiko. Aoshi rarely smiles; only once in the manga and around eight times in the anime. Behind his usual cool exterior hides his soft side; he cares a lot for the Oniwabanshu and his friends, and is very protective of Makimachi Misao. A highly skilled swordsman with exceptional talent, Aoshi is a master of kenpo and Kodachi Nitou Ryuu.