This week I’m covering Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki.
Plot Synopsis: In the early Meiji era, after participating in the Bakumatsu war as the assassin “Hitokiri Battōsai“, Himura Kenshin wanders the countryside of Japan offering protection and aid to those in need as atonement for the murders he once committed. When arriving in Tokyo in the 11th year of Meiji (1878), he meets a young woman named Kamiya Kaoru, who is in the middle of a fight with a murderer – who claims to be the Hitokiri Battōsai – tarnishing the name of the swordsmanship school that she teaches.
Plot: The plot is amazing, and while I don’t particularly like the ending of the series, it still was a decent ending. If you want to stop reading after the Kyoto arc however you can.
Art: The art is great, though it shows its years now.
Overall: If you like action, adventure, amazing plot and drama you need to read this series.
For those who like: Action, Amazing fights, Drama, Historical fantasy.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or having only a decent ending to an otherwise amazing series.