I actually never got badly injured. I'm tough as frickin' nails.
Character: Myōjin Yahiko Anime Name : Rurouni Kenshin Power : N/A Height : 4 feet 2 inches (127 cm) Gender : Male Width : 23.1 kg Hair color : Black Eye color: Brown Partners: N/A Birthday : June, 1868

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Myōjin Yahiko (Source: Pinterest)

Who is Myōjin Yahiko?

Myōjin Yahiko is a son of the samurai family who becomes an orphan in the series. Tanishi Yakuza make him pickpocket in order to pay the house rent as well as the money his parents have to pay him. Later, Himura Kenshin rescues him. Then he starts to live at Kamiya Dojo, learning Kenjutsu.

Who are the voice actresses for Myōjin Yahiko?

Voice Actresses of Myōjin Yahiko

The Japanese voice for the character is provided by the Japanese voice actress Miina Tominaga. Whereas, the English voice for the character is contributed by the American voice actress, Wendee Lee.


Appearance of Myōjin Yahiko (Source: Pinterest)

At the start of the series, he was 10 years old. Anyway, he was too short for his page. In addition, he has short black hair and brown eyes.

Most of the time, he seems to be wearing the green color of haori. But when he becomes 15 years old, he grows a little more in height, but his other appearance remains the same.

Myōjin Yahiko: Backstory

Myōjin Yahiko was born into a family of samurai. Unfortunately, he was not able to know about his father, as his father died before his birth during the Battle of Ueno in the Boshin War. As a result, his mother was the one to raise him.

But her mother was not able to pay the retainer on her husband’s land. So she had to sell her body to a brothel in order to free her son. It ends up making Yahiko an orphan. Later, Tanishi Yakuza from downtown Tokyo finds him and raises him. Tanishi also teaches him the art of pickpocketing in order to pay him for the house. It leads to his life becoming a theif.


Relationship of Myōjin Yahiko (Source: Zerochan)

Himura Kenshin

Kenshin finds Yahiko as an angry short swordsman. But for Yahiko, he is more than a hero. Even more, he wants to reach his level in the sector of wisdom and skills. Also, he considers Yahiko his father, teacher, and friend.o he often teases Yahiko too.

Kamiya Kaoru

Kamiya Kaoru is a kenjutsu instructor under Myōjin Yahiko. As well, Yahiko often yells that the one to teach him is a weak girl rather than a good Kenshin. Though they seem to have little quarrel with each other, they both have created a good relationship as siblings.

Sagara Sanosuke

Sagara Sanosuke and Yahiko have a good relationship with each other and a similar motive. Even more, Yahiko has promised Sanosuke that he will become a good swordsman too. In the end of the series, Yahiko confesses Sanosuke as his other role model.


Abilities of Myōjin Yahiko (Source: Pinterest)

Tanishi Yakuza was the one who raised Yahiko. So, he has developed a good skill at pickpocketing. In addition, when he first met Kenshin, he was able to steal his wallet easily. Also, he does not want to use this ability, but it is very useful to him in the series.

Later, he starts to learn Kenjutsu. Kamiya Kaoru was the one to teach him Kenjutsu. After six months, he becomes the strongest child swordsman in Japan. He does not stop with that; he keeps on practicing and training a lot. Thus, at the age of fifteen, he ends up becoming a national champion-level swordsman.


• He makes his first appearance in episode 2 of the series.

• Megumi was the one to save him when he was poisoned by opium.

You can read the amazing facts about Sagara SanosukeKamiya Kaoru, and Lemiel Silvamillion Clover.

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