Finding this rather funny, I showed it to my mother, expecting her to laugh, only to have her say, "Oh yes, that's Samurai X!"
So hip it hurts
SIR – We are Japanese-comic fans who want you to know that you made a mistake and we are embarrassed for you (“Kick-ass maidens”, September 2nd). The picture you showed in your article is not of a woman but is our favourite male ass-kicker, Kenshin Himura. We understand how you got confused because he looks like a girl, but he is a boy. Feel free to consult with us on any Japanese-comic articles you do in the future.