|Most of the important characters of the series
The story of Rurouni Kenshin takes place during the early Meiji period in Japan. It tells the story of a peaceful wanderer named Himura Kenshin, formerly known as the assassin Hitokiri Battōsai. After participating during the Bakumatsu war, Kenshin wanders the countryside of Japan offering protection and aid to those in need as atonement for the murders he once committed as an assassin.
When arriving in Tokyo, he meets a young woman named Kamiya Kaoru, who was in the middle of a fight with a murderer who claims to be the Hitokiri Battōsai from her swordsmanship school. Kenshin decides to help her and defeats the fake Battōsai.
After discovering that Kenshin is the real Battōsai, she offers him a place stay at her dojo as she notes Kenshin is a gentle person instead. Kenshin accepts and begins to establish lifelong relationships with many people, including ex-enemies while dealing with his fair share of enemies, new and old.
Standing in the Battledome
Rurouni Kenshin is considered to be a weak verse but an underestimated one, at times.
Supporters of the Series
- Blakk Jakk
- Endless Mike
Note: Some links on this page are affiliate links where, at no further expense to you, I receive a small commission should you purchase an item. For more on these, see our disclosure policy.