Manga Reviews

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin
Licensed by VIZ
Topic: Historical, Action

Himura Kenshin is a rurouni, a wandering samurai with no place to call home. Yet in reality he is Hitokiri Battousai, the greatest assassin of the Bakumatsu period. His work from the shadows led to the downfall of the old government and the rise of the Meiji Era. He now lives his life fighting for justice, in an attempt to absolve himself of the sins he committed as the Hitokiri (Man-Slayer). The story starts 10 years after the downfall of the old government, when Kenshin runs into Kamiya Kaoru, the adjutant master of a dojo. After saving her life, he decides to settle down there for a bit, but it seems Kenshin's past refuses to let him go.

For those of you who enjoy action, this series features entertaining (if unrealistic) sword-fights. There are many battles against subsequently stronger opponents (a la DBZ), but Rurouni Kenshin's mix of humor and historical background do give it a refreshingly unique flavor. It's a very easy read.

Rating: 7.0/10.0


  • The manga is far better than the anime, to anyone who is interested. The storyline goes in two completely separate directions around the Kyoto arc.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:48 AM  

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