This one takes me back to one of the earlier animes that I watched. Kaoru is the lead female character in the Rurouni Kenshin series. She's a Kendo master who teaches a special style of martial arts known Kamiya Kasshin-ryū which is a sword style designed to protect people. In the time period Rurouni takes place in, the Meiji Era, Swords are outlawed so she wields a wooden sword instead. Kaoru doesn't show her feet nearly often enough in the anime but here is a compilation of some of her best scenes.
(These caps were taken Rurouni Kenshin Episodes 1, 3, 62 and 66. A Massive Thank You To Black Viper for tracking down and tipping us off to Kaoru's extremely rare barefoot moments.)
While the Rurouni Kenshin anime focuses on an the ex samurai assassin Kenshin a lot, Kaoru play a very important role as his love interest. After being rescued by Kenshin when she was confronting another sword master who was attempting to disgrace her dojo, she offers the wandering samurai a place to stay and ultimately call home. In contrast with Kenshin who is calm and relaxed, Kaoru is hot tempered and easily provoked but she has a good heart and cares about the people she is close with. It easy to understand why Kenshin loves her. She a really feisty and strong woman. :-) In the anime when Kenshin comes close to returning to becoming a violent samurai killer again, she is the person that is able to talk him down reminding him of who he is now. She really is an amazing girl.
Ok guys, that's all for now. :-) As always...more to come soon. ^_^