Rurouni Kenshin is the story of a revolutionary patriot fighting to conceal his bloody past in the new Meiji era of Japan. Battosai Himura's role in the revolution was so infamous that it earned him the title ‘Hitokiri' (Manslayer). To put that fearful name and his past behind him, Himura returned to his original name of Kenshin, reversing the blade on his sword to make it non-lethal, swearing to never take another life and beginning again as an ordinary rurouni (wandering samurai). He meets Kaoru Kamiya, a spirited girl who runs the local dojo and is the first of several friends to accept him for who he is, not who he was. But Kenshin's past will not leave him alone, and with old rivals remerging, groups attempting to shatter the hard earned peace, and those with desire to face the legendary Battousai, all chasing after Kenshin, can he protect those he cares about and still maintain his oath?
Same badass samurai character but in Samurai Deeper Kyo, the main character is actually two different people inhabiting the same body. It has romance but most importantly it has some intense actions.
I was amazed at how no one wrote about the similarities between kyo and kenshin. They're both samurais and comedic characters, but when endangered, they become "demons". The only difference is that kyo has a split personality, whereas kenshin is always himself: he just acts differently. They're funny and action-packed adventures, so yeah, if you liked one, you should definetly check out the other.
Train Heartnet, an infamous assassin for a secret organization called Chronos, has never failed a job and earned the name "Black Cat." However, Train abandoned that cold-blooded existence to live on his own terms as a Sweeper (bounty hunter). Casting aside his Black Cat persona, Train travels around the world with his partner Sven and a young girl named Eve, who both have unique abilities. The trio's peaceful lives are threatened when Black Cat's ex-partner Creed reappears and declares that he wants to recruit Train into his crime ring, and take control of the world!
If you enjoyed Rurouni Kenshin or Black Cat, you should really consider checking out the other as well. Both manga center around a main character that can quickly change from being a comic relief to a tragic and super-powered hero. Kenshin and Black Cat also both center on a story about two violent killers seeking redemption and trying to break loose from their tragic past, with the help of a good handful of odd companions and a couple of superpower-esque techniques up their sleeves... If you enjoy this style of action Manga, you definitely won't be let down by either of these series!
The male leads in each manga share the same characteristics: both are orphans, both don't like to kill, both are wandering swordsmen who are always getting into trouble, and both have a dark side that may be unleashed. Also, both manga are full of action, adventure, romance, and take place in a historical setting. If you enjoyed one, you will enjoy the other.
Both titles are incredibly epic. Both involve samurai sword fights and nobleness. While Gamaran is more focused on the fight techniques, Kenshin is more about the relationships that develop between its characters. Both are an incredible read.