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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story

Manga, vol.28 (1994)

 

Information:

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fighting-Shounen, Romance, Action, Historical, Samurai, Shounen
Tags: Historical, Meiji Era, Samurai, Swords & Co
Release Date: 05.04.1994 ‑ 21.09.1999
Studios: Shuueisha Inc.
Type: Manga (1994)
Volumes: 28, Chapters: 259

Alternative names:

るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-
Ruroken
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
Samurai X
Sengoku no Mikazuki
Crescent Moon in the Warring States
Crescent Moon Over a Country At War
Meteor Strike
One hundred and forty years ago in Kyoto, with he coming of the American "Black Ships," there arose a warrior who, felling men with his bloodstained blade, gained the name Hitokiri, manslayer! His killer blade helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu era and slashed open the progressive age known as Meiji. Then he vanished, and with the flow of years, became legend.
The story of Rurouni Kenshin takes place during the early Meiji period in Japan. It tells the story of a peaceful wanderer named Himura Kenshin, formerly known as the assassin Hitokiri Battōsai. After participating during the Bakumatsu war, Kenshin wanders the countryside of Japan offering protection and aid to those in need as atonement for the murders he once committed as an assassin. When arriving in Tokyo, he meets a young woman named Kamiya Kaoru, who was in the middle of a fight with a murderer who claims to be the Hitokiri Battōsai from her swordmanship school. Kenshin decides to help her and defeats the fake Battōsai. After discovering that Kenshin is the real Battōsai, she offers him a place stay at her dojo as she notes Kenshin is a gentle person instead. Kenshin accepts and begins to establish lifelong relationships with many people, including ex-enemies, while dealing with his fair share of enemies, new and old.

Included one-shot:
Volume 28: Meteor Strike

Production:

Nobuhiro Watsuki (Story & Art)

Related anime:

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Rurou no Saihate, Hi to Ruri no Kizuna wa Shiosai no Uchi ni OVA, 1998, Adaptation
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal OVA, 1999, Adaptation
Rurouni Kenshin TV, 1996, Adaptation

Related manga:

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story Manga, 1994
Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration Manga, 2012, Alternative version
Rurouni Kenshin: Haru ni Sakura One Shot, 1999, Sequel
Rurouni Kenshin: Yahiko's Reversed-Edge Sword Manga, 1999, Sequel
Rurouni Kenshin: Voyage to the Moon World Light Novel, 1996, Side story
Rurouni Kenshin: Yahiko's Battle Light Novel, 1997, Side story
Rurouni Kenshin Uramaku: Honoo o Suberu Manga, 2014, Side story

Related characters:

Kenshin Himura
Kenshin Himura
Kaoru Kamiya
Kaoru Kamiya
Sanosuke Sagara
Sanosuke Sagara
Yahiko Myojin
Yahiko Myojin
Megumi Takani
Megumi Takani
Aoshi Shinomori
Aoshi Shinomori
Hajime Saitou
Hajime Saitou
Misao Makimachi
Misao Makimachi
Seijuro Hiko
Seijuro Hiko
Tomoe Yukishiro
Tomoe Yukishiro
Soujiro Seta
Soujiro Seta
Souji Okita
Souji Okita
Makoto Shishio
Makoto Shishio
Kenji Himura
Kenji Himura
Enishi Yukishiro
Enishi Yukishiro
Souzou Sagara
Souzou Sagara
Yumi Komagata
Yumi Komagata
Kamatari Honjo
Kamatari Honjo
Houji Sadojima
Houji Sadojima
Nenji Kashiwazaki
Nenji Kashiwazaki
Chou Sawagejou
Chou Sawagejou
Jinei Udoh
Jinei Udoh
Gein
Gein
Tatsumi
Tatsumi
Banjin Inui
Banjin Inui
Hyouko Otowa
Hyouko Otowa
Mumyoui Yatsume
Mumyoui Yatsume
Kogoro Katsura
Kogoro Katsura
Han'nya
Han'nya
Tae Sekihara
Tae Sekihara
Tsubame Sanjou
Tsubame Sanjou
Uonuma Usui
Uonuma Usui
Fuji
Fuji
Iwanbou
Iwanbou
Seikuu Arai
Seikuu Arai
Yutaro Tsukayama
Yutaro Tsukayama
Raijuta Isurugi
Raijuta Isurugi
Hyougo Kujiranami
Hyougo Kujiranami
Heishin Woo
Heishin Woo
Nishiwaki
Nishiwaki
Gohei Hiruma
Gohei Hiruma
Aritomo Yamagata
Aritomo Yamagata
Oguni Gensai
Oguni Gensai
Sae Sekihara
Sae Sekihara
Shirojo
Shirojo
Kurojo
Kurojo
Oumime
Oumime
Masukami
Masukami
Chizuru Raikouji
Chizuru Raikouji
Kanryu Takeda
Kanryu Takeda
Katsuhiro Tsukioka
Katsuhiro Tsukioka
Toshimichi Okubo
Toshimichi Okubo
Kawaji
Kawaji
Arundo Akamatsu
Arundo Akamatsu
Senkaku
Senkaku
Azusa Arai
Azusa Arai
Iori Arai
Iori Arai
Saizuchi
Saizuchi
Tsubaki
Tsubaki
Henya Kariwa
Henya Kariwa
Kamishimoemon Higashidani
Kamishimoemon Higashidani
Outa Higashidani
Outa Higashidani
Seiryuu
Seiryuu
Suzaku
Suzaku
Byakko
Byakko
Genbu
Genbu
Uki Higashidani
Uki Higashidani
I'izuka
I'izuka