Rurouni Kenshin (GN 1 of 28)
Title: Rurouni Kenshin
Volume: GN 1 / 28
Distributor: Viz Media
Release date: 2003-10-01
Suggested retail price: $7.95
Age rating: 13+
ISBN-10: 1591162203 1591162203
ISBN-13: 9781591162209 9781591162209
It is the Meiji Restoration, and the feudal system separating the classes has ended. By law, the samurai must give up their swords - symbols of their traditional power - but a few still resist the changing times. Many of these that refuse have honed their power and skill in such a way that would make them a horrible threat in an otherwise peaceful society.
Although... not all that carry a sword carry it with the intent to kill, as the wanderer, Himura Kenshin will show. Using an elite style of swordsmanship known as Hiten Mitsurugi, he wields a reverse-bladed sword and fights to repent for his past, defending the oppressed and aiding those in need - all without killing anyone.
Story and art by Nobuhiro Watsuki.
(added on 2007-11-05, modified on 2007-11-05)
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