Rurouni Kenshin (manga)

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[ serialized in [Shonen Jump USA], serialized in [Weekly Shonen Jump] ]

Related anime:
    Rurouni Kenshin (TV) (adaptation)
      Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc (OAV) (alternate retelling)
      Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection (OAV) (sequel)
      Rurouni Kenshin: The Motion Picture (sequel)
      Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (OAV) (prequel)
    Rurouni Kenshin (live-action movie) (adaptation)
      Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (live-action movie) (sequel)
        Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (live-action movie) (sequel)
    Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration (manga) (alternate retelling)
    Yahiko no Sakabato (manga) (spinoff)

Alternative title:
Kenshin (German) 
Kenshin Le Vagabond (French) 
Kenshin, el Guerrero Samurai (Spanish) 
Kenshin, Samurai Vagabondo (Italian) 
Ruroken 
Rurouni Kenshin, Meiji Kenkaku Romantan (Japanese) 
Samurai X (Portuguese) 
Samurai X : La vida de un espadachín en la era Meiji (Spanish) 
Бродяга Кэнщин (Russian) 
るろうに剣心―明治剣客浪満譚― (Japanese) 
神劍闖江湖 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
바람의 검심 (Korean) 
Genres: action , drama , romance 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: During the violent era known as the Bakumatsu, there was an Ishin assassin known only as the Hitokiri Battousai, whose skill and brutality became near legendary in the age of Restoration he helped to build. However, as the time of fighting drew to a close, he vanished without a trace, only to resurface eleven years later as a wandering swordsman, Himura Kenshin. Now staying at a kenjutsu dojo maintained by a fiery-tempered woman named Kamiya Kaoru, and surrounded by newfound friends like the streetfighter Sagara Sanosuke, ex-samurai's son Myoujin Yahiko, and the shrewd doctor Takani Megumi, he seeks to carry out his vow to protect the weak without killing in order to atone for the lives he's taken. It's not long, though, before this vow is put to the test, and the shadows of his past return to haunt him and everyone he holds dear. 
User Ratings: 1195 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 459 votes (Eng:195, sub:127, dub:84, ?:14, edit.dub:6, raw:4, raw:1, others:28
5 Spanish
4 Portuguese
4 Spanish dubbed
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
2 French
2 German
1 Polish dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Traditional Chinese
1 French edited dub
1 Italian
1 French dubbed
)
 Excellent: 376 votes (Eng:182, sub:90, dub:54, ?:9, raw:6, raw:5, edit.dub:4, others:26
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3 Spanish
3 German
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
2 French
2 Indonesian
1 Italian
1 French subtitled
1 Swedish
1 Korean dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 German edited dub
1 French dubbed
)
 Very good: 190 votes (Eng:102, sub:34, dub:27, ?:5, raw:4, raw:2, others:16
5 French
2 German
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1 Russian
1 Portuguese
1 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish
1 German dubbed
)
 Good: 94 votes (Eng:54, sub:19, dub:13, raw:1, others:7
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1 Spanish
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Swedish
1 Portuguese dubbed
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 Decent: 44 votes (Eng:30, sub:7, dub:4, others:3
2 Spanish
1 Italian subtitled
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 So-so: 13 votes (Eng:6, dub:2, sub:2, ?:1, others:2
2 Portuguese subtitled
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 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:3, Eng:2, dub:1)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:2, dub:1, raw:1, Eng:1)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (raw:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 5 votes (Eng:3, sub:1, raw:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 2463 users, rank: #9 (of 4316)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.807 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.4453, rank: #283 (of 4331)
Weighted mean: 8.734 (Excellent−), rank: #283 (of 4331) (seen all: 9.02 / seen some: 8.25 / won't finish: 6.31)
Bayesian estimate: 8.731 (Excellent−), rank: #31 (of 2717)
Number of tankoubon: 28 
Number of pages: 180 
Volumes:
#01. Kenshin - Himura Battousai 
#01. The Meijin Romantic Story 
#02. Two Hitokiri 
#03. A Reason to Act 
#04. Two Conclusions 
#05. Meiji Kenjutsu Patterns 
#06. No Need for Worry 
#07. May 14, 1878 
#08. Along the Meiji Toukaidou 
#09. Arrival in Kyoto 
#10. Teacher and Student of Mitsurugi 
#11. Prelude to Destruction 
#12. Great Kyoto Fire 
#13. A Beautiful Evening 
#14. The Promised Time is Now 
#15. A Giant Man vs. A Super Man 
#16. Divine Providence 
#17. Conclusion - The One Who Decides the Era 
#18. Is the Cross-Shaped Scar Still There? 
#19. Illusion and Reality 
#20. Reminiscence 
#21. And So the Times Flowed 
#22. Three-Sided Battle 
#23. Consciousness of Crime and Punishment 
#24. End of the Dream 
#25. Truth 
#26. A Man's Back 
#27. An Answer 
#28. Toward a New Era 
Chapter titles: We have 114
Vintage:
1994 to 1999 (Shonen Jump Japan 1994 No.19 to 1999 No.43) 
2003-10-07 to 2006-07-04 (North America) 
2003-12-22 to 2005-12-23 (México) 
2004-07 (German "Kenshin Kaden Guidebook") 
2005-11-01 (English "Profiles" Artbook) 
Release dates: We have 297
Links: We have 10
Trivia: We have 3
Review:
Rurouni Kenshin GN 18 (Oct 2, 2005)
News: Show:
Viz Media (Dec 8, 2007)
Anime Expo Updates (Apr 19, 2002)
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Artbook
    Rurouni Kenshin - Profiles (Artbook) 2005-11-01 (from $10.27)
Graphic novel
    Rurouni Kenshin - BIG Edition (1-3) (GN 1) 2008-01-08 (from $13.49)
    Rurouni Kenshin - BIG Edition (4-6) (GN 2) 2008-04-01 (from $11.86)
    Rurouni Kenshin - BIG Edition (GN 3) 2008-07-01 (from $12.09)
    Rurouni Kenshin - BIG Edition (GN 4) 2008-10-07 (from $12.05)
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    Rurouni Kenshin - BIG Edition (GN 7) 2009-09-15 (from $13.49)
    Rurouni Kenshin - BIG Edition (GN 8) 2009-12-15 (from $12.12)
    Rurouni Kenshin - BIG Edition (GN 9) 2010-03-16 (from $12.12)
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    Rurouni Kenshin (GN 28) 2006-07-05 (from $5.96)
    Rurouni Kenshin [Library Edition] (GN 1) 2003-12-01
Novel
    Rurouni Kenshin (Novel 1) 2006-10-17

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Nobuhiro Watsuki 

Assistant Artist:
Eiichiro Oda 
Hiroyuki Takei 
(none)
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shueisha 
English staff
English cast
Translation: Kenichiro Yagi 

Adaptation:
Gerard Jones 
Pancha Diaz (vol. 22-28) 
Associate Managing Editor: Albert Totten 
Cover Design: Sean Lee 
Director of Licensing & Acquisitions: Rika Inouye 
Editing:
Avery Gotoh 
Kit Fox (vol. 19, 20, 26, 27) 
Editor-in-Chief: Hyoe Narita 
Editorial Director: Alvin Lu 
Graphic Design:
Matt Hinrichs (vol. 14, 16, 19, 20, 22, 24) 
Sean Lee 
Layout Design: Sean Lee 
Lettering: Steve Dutro 
Managing Editor:
Annette Roman 
Elizabeth Kawasaki 
Production manager: Noboru Watanabe 
Publisher: Seiji Horibuchi 
Supervising Editor:
Kit Fox 
William Flanagan 
Touch-up Art: Steve Dutro 
VP of Marketing: Liza Coppola 
VP of Sales:
Joe Morici 
Liza Coppola 
(none)
English companies
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) 
Licensed by: Viz Media 
Publisher: Gollancz Manga (UK) 
French cast
French staff
(none)
French companies
Licensed by: Glenat (France) 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation:
Agustín Gomez Sanz (Editorial IVREA, Argentina) 
Albert Agut (Spain) 

Consultant: Enric Piñeyro (Spain) 
Editing:
Eva Lechuga (Spain) 
Félix Sabaté (Spain) 
Joan Navarro (Spain) 
Graphic Design:
Dani Barbero (Spain) 
Diego Mallo (Spain) 
Lettering: Albert Agut (Spain) 
Operations Manager: Enrique Espinosa (Grupo Editorial Vid) 
Publishing Director: Carlos Francisco Jiménez (Grupo Editorial Vid) 
Responsible Editor: Teresa Ponce Torres (Grupo Editorial Vid) 
(none)
Spanish companies
Production: Editorial Ivréa 
Publisher:
Editorial Ivréa (Argentina) 
Glénat España (Spain) 
Grupo Editorial Vid (México) 
Panini Comics (Spain; since 2012) 
Italian staff
Italian companies
(none)
Publisher: Star Comics 
Italian cast
(none)
German staff
German companies
(none)
Publisher: EMA 
German cast
(none)
Dutch cast
Dutch staff
(none)
Dutch companies
Publisher: Glénat Benelux 
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Publisher: Egmont Polska 
Polish cast
(none)
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Translation:
Karen Kazumi Hayashida (novel vol. 1) 
Luiz Octávio Kobayashi 
(none)
Portuguese companies
Publisher: JBC (Brazil) 
Swedish staff
Swedish cast
Translation: Magnus Johansson 
(none)
Swedish companies
Serialized In: Shonen Jump Sweden 
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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