Kaoru Kamiya is an assistant master of the Kamiya Kasshin style. She is also a kind, caring (albeit short-tempered), pretty girl who cannot cook. Her friends are very important to her, since she has no family. Her dojo is pretty much the big hangout for most of the characters. She pretty much brings in the money by giving lessons at other places. Because of this, the Kamiya Dojo is often in need of money. However, Kaoru is very optimistic, and doesn't let anything get her down. Kaoru cares a lot about Kenshin, and several times in the series, it suggests that she loves him. She gets jealous whenever Megumi flirts with him, and worries about him whenever he goes off to fight. Whenever he leaves, she'll follow him. Where he is, Kaoru is somewhere close by.