Rurouni Kenshin

Vol: 28; Ch: 255
4.52 of 5 from 3,063 votes
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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?

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ghismeisk's avatar by ghismeisk on Apr 5, 2011
Score 10/10

It's by far one of the best manga I have ever read! Kenshin's personality is just awesome and the story is incredible. The sword fighting scene is without a doubt the best sword battle scenes i've ever read/seen. It has some romance into it and some history of Japan. I count Rurouni Kenshin has one of the top 5 manga i have read so far. You will never have a part where you are bored from reading. Each chapter... read more

getfree877's avatar by getfree877 on Feb 25, 2011
Score 8/10

Watsuki-sensei's masterpiece , Rurouni Kenshin was the first manga I' ve read. It's about a wandering samurai who's trying to atone for his sins. I found the story of Kenshin's past both breathtaking and dramatic. The art of the manga improves itself as the story continues. Rurouni Kenshin is about love and strength and finding of one's true self.It's the example that one does not have to give up on... read more

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