Most of the people in Rurouni Kenshin are drawn such that hair and eye colour accurately depicts the persons nationality, yet Kenshin has purple eyes and red hair. Why?
Purple eyes are often used to show non-humaness about characters when they are strong in magical ability etc. especially in order to show demonic power or ability thus showing Kenshin's superhuman ability with the sword. Red hair while quite rare, does occur naturally in Japan.
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