Review: Rurouni kenshin is one of the most action, depth packed story lines written so far. It can also be very heartbreaking if you find yourself having Kenshin as your favorite character. But, on the other hand, having Kenshin as your favorite character will also be a very happy thing, because he is such a funny great guy!
The plot slowly unravels throughout the key points of the story, such as volume 8. Even the enemies have great back stories become very likable and a couple become main characters.
The artwork is so detailed that you will have to read very carefully to make sure that nothing is missed or overlooked. Because if it is then you just have to read it all over again. The characters are another matter, you will love all of the main ones, even the ones that might seem unworthy/ trustworthy.
I would recommend this series to anyone who reads manga, trust me you will not regret it.
4 out of 5.
Manga. Action. Fantasy. Historical Fiction. Romance.
Summary: Packed with action, romance and historical intrigue, Rurouni Kenshin is one of the most beloved and popular manga series worldwide. Set against the backdrop of the Meiji Restoration, it tells the saga of Himura Kenshin, once an assassin of ferocious power, now a humble rurouni, a wandering swordsman fighting to protect the honor of those in need.
A hundred and fifty years ago in Kyoto, amid the flames of revolution, there arose a warrior, an assassin of such ferocious power he was given the title Hitokiri: Manslayer. With his bloodstained blade, Hitokiri Battosai helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu period and end the reign of the shoguns, slashing open the way toward the progressive Meiji Era. Then he vanished, and with the flow of years became legend.
In the 11th year of Meiji, in the middle of Tokyo, the tale begins. Himura Kenshin, a humble rurouni, or wandering swordsman, comes to the aid of Kamiya Kaoru, a young woman struggling to defend her father’s school of swordsmanship against attacks by the infamous Hitokiri Battosai. But neither Kenshin nor Battosai are quite what they seem…
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