Rurouni Kenshin: v. 1

Rurouni Kenshin: v. 1

Book rating: 05 Paperback Rurouni Kenshin Vizbig Edition (Paperback)

By (author) Nobuhiro Watsuki

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  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 213mm x 38mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 29 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1421520737
  • ISBN 13: 9781421520735
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 28,817

Product description

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... This VIZBIG edition of "Rurouni Kenshin" contains Volumes 1-3, bonus color content, and updated text.

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By Ian Johnson 23 Mar 2010 5

Set in the Meiji Period (late 1800's), Rurpuni Kenshin is the story of a wandering swordsman and the friends he makes along the way.

The 3 in 1 volume is a great buy - it effectively gives you 3 books for the cost of 2