Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 10

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VIZ Media LLC, Jan 11, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
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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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Review: Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 1 (Rurouni Kenshin #1)

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SUMMARY: Ten years ago, during the chaos of the Japanese revolutionary war, there was a man known as Hitokiri Battousai (Battousai the Man-Slayer). A legendary assassin who helped usher in the era of ... Read full review

Review: Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 2 (Rurouni Kenshin #2)

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SUMMARY: The epic saga of Kenshin Himura continues as finishes his battle with Sanosuke "Zanza" Sagara, former member of the Sekihoutai (A false imperial army), and encounters his most dangerous foe ... Read full review

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Nobuhiro Watsuki earned international accolades for his first major manga series, "Rurouni Kenshin", about a wandering swordsman in Meiji Era Japan. Serialized in Japan's "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 1994 to 1999, "Rurouni Kenshin" quickly became a worldwide sensation, inspiring a spin-off short story (""Yahiko no Sakabato""), an animated TV series, and several animated movies. Watsuki's latest series, "Buso Renkin", also available in English from VIZ Media, began publication in "Weekly Shonen Jump" in June 2003.