Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 1

Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 1

by Nobuhiro Watsuki

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Overview

Packed with action, romance and historical intrigue, Rurouni Kenshin is one of the most beloved and popular manga series worldwide. Set against the backdrop of the Meiji Restoration, it tells the saga of Himura Kenshin, once an assassin of ferocious power, now a humble rurouni, a wandering swordsman fighting to protect the honor of those in need.

A hundred and fifty years ago in Kyoto, amid the flames of revolution, there arose a warrior, an assassin of such ferocious power he was given the title Hitokiri: Manslayer. With his bloodstained blade, Hitokiri Battosai helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu period and end the reign of the shoguns, slashing open the way toward the progressive Meiji Era. Then he vanished, and with the flow of years became legend.

In the 11th year of Meiji, in the middle of Tokyo, the tale begins. Himura Kenshin, a humble rurouni, or wandering swordsman, comes to the aid of Kamiya Kaoru, a young woman struggling to defend her father's school of swordsmanship against attacks by the infamous Hitokiri Battosai. But neither Kenshin nor Battosai are quite what they seem...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591162209
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 10/15/2003
Series: Rurouni Kenshin Series , #1
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 349,102
Product dimensions: 5.04(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read vol. #28 and past. They are all great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
raksou on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series has a few ups and downs. I feel the fighting is too confusing, you cant quite get a grasp of what is happening. The story line is repetitive. It is a constant flow of one on one fights through out. However!, the characters are wonderful. The "bad guys" are fun and unique and the drawing style is fantastic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite mangas of all time.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
four words...IT WAS DA BOMB!!!!!!!!! I lub kenshin, hes sooooo cute!!! man...i cant wait until watsuki finishes the whole series!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this manga book surprised me, because it has romance in it(i am against a lot of love) and it is surprisingly different
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!