Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration, Vol. 1

Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration, Vol. 1

by Nobuhiro Watsuki
     
 

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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

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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!

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421564982
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Series:
Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration Series , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
366,928
File size:
84 MB
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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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