Rurouni Kenshin. Volume 1 : Meiji swordsman romantic story / story and art by Nobuhiro Watsuki.
By: Watsuki, Nobuhiro.Material type: BookSeries: Rurouni Kenshin: 1.Publisher: San Francisco, CA : VIZ, 2004Edition: Shonen Jump manga edition.Description: 196 p. : all ill. ; 19 cm.ISBN: 1591162203; 0575078278.Other title: Meiji swordsman romantic story.Subject(s): Graphic novels -- Japan | Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan | Swordsmen -- Fiction | Japanese comics -- Translations into English | Tokyo (Japan) -- Fiction | Japan -- FictionGenre/Form: Graphic novels.DDC classification: 741.5/952 Summary: A warrior arose 140 years ago in Kyoto, with the coming of the American "Black Ships, " who helped introduce the progressive age known as Meiji and then vanished. This tale begins in the 11th year of Meiji, in Tokyo.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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...
Published in the original Japanese format; i.e. the pages and art content should be followed from right to left ('backwards').
"Parental advisory: Rurouni Kenshin contains violence"--P. facing t.p.
"Meiji swordsman romantic story"
A warrior arose 140 years ago in Kyoto, with the coming of the American "Black Ships, " who helped introduce the progressive age known as Meiji and then vanished. This tale begins in the 11th year of Meiji, in Tokyo.
Rated "T+" for older teens.
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