Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 1: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story [NOOK Book]

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One hundred and forty years ago in Kyoto, with he coming of the American "Black Ships," there arose a warrior who, felling men with his bloodstained blade, gained the name Hitokiri, manslayer! His killer blade helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu era and slashed open the progressive age known as Meiji. Then he vanished, and with the flow of years, became legend.

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Overview

One hundred and forty years ago in Kyoto, with he coming of the American "Black Ships," there arose a warrior who, felling men with his bloodstained blade, gained the name Hitokiri, manslayer! His killer blade helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu era and slashed open the progressive age known as Meiji. Then he vanished, and with the flow of years, became legend.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421546094
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Publication date: 2/6/2012
  • Series: Rurouni Kenshin Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: VIZ Rating: T+
  • Pages: 201
  • Sales rank: 143,755
  • File size: 80 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2008

    Best Manga EVER!

    I first read this manga two years ago, and to this day, after reading literally hundreds of manga, it is still my FAVORITE manga EVER!! It is MORE than worth reading! d^^b The story just gets better and BETTER the more you read!! Pretty soon you'll be wishing there was a real Kenshin as awesome as the manga version!! XDDD And when people ask you which is better: ninja or pirates, you'll be screaming out: SAMURAI!!!! (that's how addicted I am anyway... XD)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2008

    My first anime/manga ever

    WHAOH! I loved the book! It was my first time reading anime/manga stuff and I can't wait untill i get the second volume! I will say that I read some manga after that but nothing could compare in the least! This is a truley well written and easy to follow book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2007

    All Kenshin books are excellent!!

    I have read vol. #28 and past. They are all great!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2006

    ME

    RUROUNI KENSHIN is deffinitely my favorite manga series!!! I just started this series and I'm continuing to love it more and more with each page I read. I believe Nobuhiro Watsuki has a masterpiece here that can be loved through out the world by many different people. Rurouni Kenshin is pretty much about everything you can think of. It has romance, action, humor, and the list goes on. I will forever love these works of art!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2006

    Greatest SJ title

    I love Rurouni Kenshin. It is GREAT! It has action, humor and a little bit of romance. SJ went a little overboard with the T+ rating, though.... I'd say it is safe for anyone over the age of 12. It is a little violent though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2005

    Ch-yeah!

    I only had to read the first few pages to know that I LOVED Rurouni Kenshin, my favorite characters have to be Himura and Kaoru o' course. The story line was again really clear, and the drawing is EXCELLENT.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    sword fight

    As Kenshin was relaxing at the dojo when Tae walks in with a little boy. He lost a book that is important to him. He lost it wile helping the workers at the beef pot store so they feel a little guilty about having his book lost. But if he doesn¿t find it within three days he will not be able to come home! The book is translated in English means Voyage to the Moon. In they are looking for it they find out the reason why they want it. There are assassins sword men and others standing in there way. The second part to the book Rurouni Kenshin by Kaoru Shizuka Sonosuke is faced with many choices. After meeting a former ally. He ether step away from a person that has lived through the same thing he has. Losing everything and the closest thing to a dad they had. Or to go along with him and blow up every thing the government has. If he chooses to go with his friend Kenshin will do everything in his power to stop him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2006

    Now presenting the best GN ever: rurouni kenshin

    rurouni kenshin is the best GN i've ever had the pleasure of reading. it is about the travles and adventure of the ledondary Himura Battousai. this Manga is a romance comidy and i highly recommend it to all that enjoy tears, and brutal violance as well as laphter and hart felt moments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2005

    This was the greatest book!!! EVA!!

    If you are looking for a great book, this would be it. It's funny,deep, and is full of action!! Great for those with short attention spans! I, regardless of the other reviewer, am the biggest RK fan. I have books 1-21 (still growing.) and watch the anime! (love it!) He still has rights to second biggest fan though!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2005

    KENSHINS DA BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!

    four words...IT WAS DA BOMB!!!!!!!!! I lub kenshin, hes sooooo cute!!! man...i cant wait until watsuki finishes the whole series!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2005

    dude, this is the best form of mangs out there

    this manga book surprised me, because it has romance in it(i am against a lot of love) and it is surprisingly different

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2005

    KENSHIN IS ONE OF THE BEST ANIME/MANGA TO EVER EXIST!!!

    As you can see I am a very crazed fan of the line. It is one of the first anime's I got into and the second manga I started to collect. If you like action and humor with a small splash of romance then this manga is for you. It is the best ever thought up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2005

    this book is killer!!!!!!

    this book is so awesome! i'm a big fan of rurouni kenshin and who ever wrote this: thanks' for making a great, awesome book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2005

    I love you Kenshin-sama!!

    The first time I saw the anime, I was already hooked! I bought the manga as soon as it came out, and I have every volume so far. Kenshin is the coolest swordsmen ever! (He's quite good looking as well...) Anyway, the plot is intense and never boring. This is by far the best manga EVER!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2005

    An Awesome Manga.

    I have to say that Rurouni Kenmshin is my favorite manga out of all the ones I have or read. As the stars say, outstanding. If you like smaurai and such/like manga then I recommend you read Rurouni Kenshin, you will enjoy it alot if you do. Its awesome and thats about all I can say. So, go to a bookstore closest to you, buy the first volume and read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2005

    LUV KENSHIN SAMA <3

    first off, i'd like to say that this has been my favorite anime/manga series eversince i've been interested in the actual genre, now, i'm only 14, but when this manga came out just around my birthday, I realized i had to get it. It's just so action packed and hilarious. The characters suck you into the story and make it real. Though i have to complain for teh lack of color, everything else that Wa-san does with the plot is perfect

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2005

    Rurouni Kenshin is da best

    Yo! Nobuhiro Watsuki! Thank you for making this great series. I'm probably the most RK maniac in the whole review section. I watched every anime and manga. (dude, haven't you guys ever downloaded before) but I have to admit. I don't have every manga so far. Only the first one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2005

    Kenshin

    Watsuki did well. Humor, violence, drama, great artwork... the essential ingridiants (sorry, I can't spell :( ) for a hit manga are all in here. All samurai fans should love it, and everyone else, too. The story at the end is one of Watsuki's first works, and is really good. The manga, in my opinion, is ten times better than the anime on Cartoon Network. All Kenshin anime fans should buy this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2004

    wait just a minute this is fantastic

    i have never read a manga this good before. i was so shocked on how much the story made u feel like u were there. now that they put the show back on Cartoon network i will watch it every time. this was a great book. go buy iy now!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2004

    amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this title is awesome! so awesome! just because of this i collect them all you should too! If you don't like this you don't like anime!!!! my hat tips off to watsuki. keep doing cool stuff like this!

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