Originally Posted by RyGuySays
A lot of people worked very hard on the Seisōhen, he wouldn't go and declare their work "crap", and although the ending differs greatly from the manga as do the events and personalities, I think they have a fitting place in animation history and I think it's a perfect sequel to the Tsuiokuhen not the manga/TV Series.
Yeah, I agree. The events and personalities differ from the manga because it happens a long time after the manga ends. It's not a canon ending (or a very satisfying one) but I for one am grateful for more Kenshin animation.
Although your last comment doesn't really make sense because the events of Tsuioku-hen ARE part of the manga. So how can it be a "perfect sequel" to the previous OVA, but not the manga that it was very faithfully based on? Maybe you mean sbecause Tsuioku-hen covers a part of the manga that is almost devoid of any fun and lightheartedness, Seisō-hen feels like an appropriate pairing because it is also rather somber.