Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration, Volume 1

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A condensed retelling of the beloved samurai tale--one of the best-selling manga series of all time—released in conjunction with a new live-action movie.

During the violent upheaval of the Bakumatsu era, Hitokiri Battosai was a feared and ruthless assassin. But now that the Meiji Restoration has begun to heal the wounds of civil war, Battosai has taken up a new name…and a new calling! He is now Himura Kenshin , a rurouni wanderer who has vowed to only draw his sword to protect ...

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Overview

A condensed retelling of the beloved samurai tale--one of the best-selling manga series of all time—released in conjunction with a new live-action movie.

During the violent upheaval of the Bakumatsu era, Hitokiri Battosai was a feared and ruthless assassin. But now that the Meiji Restoration has begun to heal the wounds of civil war, Battosai has taken up a new name…and a new calling! He is now Himura Kenshin , a rurouni wanderer who has vowed to only draw his sword to protect those in need. But not everyone is pleased with Kenshin’s new direction, and enemies from his dark past have vowed to bring him down!

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The original Rurouni Kenshin was a very popular manga, anime, and live-action film property, and this “rebooted” version serves as a tie-in to the latest live-action film. Set during the early years of the Meiji Restoration (1868–1912), the story follows the adventures of scarred wandering samurai Himura Kenshin, who was once known as Hittokiri Battosai, one of the deadliest swordsmen of the pre-Restoration era. Now determined to draw his sword only to protect those in need, the samurai’s path leads to Kaoru, a charming swordswoman who faces the takeover of her late father’s swordsmanship school by an unscrupulous (and more than a little insane) Westernized arms maker. Aiding Kaoru and her young orphan friend, Yahiko, puts Himura square in the industrialist’s sights, as the villain attacks using hired fighters to take down the legendary samurai. Packed from top to bottom with crisp, appealing art and wall-to-wall action, this series also distinguishes itself with its light tone, an element seldom found in the wandering samurai genre. Though operating on familiar ground, this series will appeal to the many fans of Watsuki’s original. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421552316
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Series: Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration Series, #1
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 230,530
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Love it!

    Big fan of the orginal manga and anime series so it is great to see another take on the series. It is well worth it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    5 stars

    Next one comes out September

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Kenshin returns!

    Kenshin Himura is back in this reboot manga. Unlike the original manga, Restoration serves as a "parallel story" in a short plot. The characters you know and love are here such as Kenshin, Yahiko, Kaoru, Sanosuke, and many more. This volume also has special prequel chapter called "Act Zero" that shows us what happened before Kenshin started his adventure in "Rurouni Kenshin".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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