Rurouni Kenshin: And so, time passed

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A warrior arose 140 years ago in Kyoto, with the coming of the American "black ships," who helped introduce the progressive age known as Meiji and then vanished. This tale begins in the 11th year of Meiji, in Tokyo. With his killer blade, legend-warrior Hitokiri Battosai once helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu era and slashed open the progressive age known as Meiji. It's now 1878, ten years after the bloody Meiji Revolution that marked the end of the rule of the Shogun and the Samurai in Japan. In Tokyo, where swords have been banned, Kaoru bumps into the wandering Kenshin while looking for the Battosai, who is ruining the name of her fencing school by killing people in the streets using her signature style. Thus begins an extraordinary relationship between Kaoru, a master swordswoman with a heart of gold; Kenshin, a past master who has vowed never to fight again; and the seemingly invincible would-be Battosai.

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User Review  - N.T.Embe - LibraryThing

As always, this manga gets better and better with every volume. We get to meet so many new amazing enemies in this one, and a new person that'll be joining the cast for the duration. It's funny how ... Read full review

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User Review  - N.T.Embe - LibraryThing

I've been a fan of the Rurouni Kenshin anime since I first saw it countless years ago on Toonami, on Cartoon Network. Back then, still a kid, barely a teenager, I fell in love with the man known as ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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.