of Rurouni Kenshin actually begins at the end of the Tokugawa
Era, also known as the Edo Period to some. A young boy
named Himura Kenshin takes on the job of killing those
who are ranked high in the Edo Government. The group Kenshin
is aligned with is known as the Choshou Clan. The clan's
leader, Katsura Kogoro, wishes to bring down the current
government in order to build a new one named Meiji. By
killing so much people, Kenshin is recognized for his
skill, thus earning the nickname Hitokiri Battousai.
A few years
later, however, Kenshin had quit his job as the number
one killer and converted into a peaceful rurouni (wandering
samurai), fighting those who do wrong with his reversed
blade sword, the Sakabatou. Still, Kenshin is known as
the Hitokiri Battousai by his recognizable cross scar.
Those who think they can take on the Battousai try, forcing
Kenshin into a fight. In his travels, Kenshin wanders
into Tokyo one day, where he meets up and eventually ends
up living with a girl named Kaoru.
If you think
Rurouni Kenshin is just your typical samurai hack-and-slash
series, think again. Rurouni Kenshin combines elements
of action, drama, and comedy. The entire series consists
of four OAV episodes, ninety-five television episodes,
one movie, and twenty-eight manga volumes. There is much
Japanese history and culture involved, but don't fret,
you'll end up loving every minute of Kenshin! The story,
plot, characters, music, action, and drama of Rurouni
Kenshin are considered some of the best by anime otaku.
Even though Rurouni Kenshin made it's debut in the mid
90's, there are still many fans of it to this date, considering
that it still has yet to air in any other place except