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Rurouni Kenshin (a.k.a Samurai X), One of the classics
Celira
post Nov 27 2004, 01:42 PM
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Although RuroKen is, for all intents and purposes, old, the English manga is still in the process of being released.

So, who else here is a fan, former fan, or the rare person out there who actually hasn't gotten into it? It was the anime that startled many people into awareness of Japanese history, though Watsuki-san did alter a bit of it. Okay, a lot of it. But it's nice, ne? (I like the manga better than the anime.)





(Source: MangaFox)

Years of Released: 1994
Status: Completed
Author: Watsuki Nobuhiro
Artist: Watsuki Nobuhiro
Genre: Action, Adventure, Historical, Martial Arts, Romance, Shounen

Summary
140 years ago in Kyoto, with the coming of the American "Black Ships," there arose a warrior who, felling men with his bloodstained blade, gained the name Hitokiri, man slayer! His killer blade helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu era and slashed open the progressive age known as Meiji. Then he vanished, and with the flow of years, became legend.

Now, ten years into the Meiji Era, a man named Kenshin Himura appears and is revealed to be the Batousai.

Join Kenshin, Kaoru, Yahiko and Sanosuke as they battle it out with their enemies while Kenshin is trying to stop his 'other self' getting out of control.....


(Source: wiki, Rurouni Kenshin)
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story (るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-), also known as Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai X, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The fictional setting takes place during the early Meiji period in Japan. The story is about a fictional assassin named Himura Kenshin, from the Bakumatsu who becomes a wanderer to protect the people of Japan. Watsuki wrote this series upon his desire of making a shōnen manga different from the other ones that were published in that time, with Kenshin being a former assassin and the story taking a more serious tone as it continued. Although the tragic tone was highly expanded as the manga advanced, Watsuki became determined to give it a happy ending as it was aimed at teenagers.

The manga initially appeared in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from September 2, 1994, to November 4, 1999. The complete work consists of 28 tankōbon volumes, while years later it was reprinted into twenty-two kanzenban volumes. Studio Gallop, Studio Deen and SPE Visual Works adapted the manga into an anime series which aired in Japan from January 10, 1996 to September 8, 1998. Seasons 1 and 2 cover the first 151 chapters of the manga, however Season 3 is an original storyline. Besides an animated film, two series of original video animations (OVAs) were also produced. The first adapted stories from the manga that were not featured in the anime, while the second was also a sequel of the manga. Writer Kaoru Shizuka has authored three official Rurouni Kenshin light novels which were published by Shueisha. Several video games have also been released for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 consoles.

The United States release of the manga has been completed by Viz Media. Rurouni Kenshin is subtitled "Wandering Samurai" in some English releases, as a rough translation of "Rurō ni" (流浪に, lit. "Wandering"?).

The series has been highly popular in Japan, the United States, Brazil and Europe. The manga has sold over 47 million copies in Japan as of 2007 while the anime has ranked between the 100 most watched series in Japan multiple times.


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- Celira   Rurouni Kenshin (a.k.a Samurai X)   Nov 27 2004, 01:42 PM
- - Ninie   I only saw some epsiodes of the anime, but I read ...   Nov 27 2004, 01:45 PM
- - Celira   Yes, it's not out yet. Stupid Americans. The ...   Nov 27 2004, 01:53 PM
- - Ninie   Season three... the one with the religious lady? S...   Nov 27 2004, 01:54 PM
- - Kihaku   Hmm... RK is released monthly by VIZ, isn't it...   Nov 27 2004, 02:11 PM
- - Ninie   I liked the second OVA... I love sentimental thing...   Nov 27 2004, 02:15 PM
- - Kihaku   You mean the one I was talking about? I love anyt...   Nov 27 2004, 02:18 PM
- - Ninie   I understand how you feel if you haven't read ...   Nov 27 2004, 02:22 PM
- - Hole   The manga and the anime aren't really too diff...   Nov 27 2004, 02:27 PM
- - xrninja   i read the first two volumes in japanese, cause th...   Nov 27 2004, 02:32 PM
- - Artemis Winter   Aww. My imouto starts threads. XD Eh, the anime w...   Nov 27 2004, 06:26 PM
- - EmoSushi   Hey, Celira, I agree with you, the manga is better...   Nov 27 2004, 07:28 PM
- - Artemis Winter   Yeah, they're currently at a point on Cartoon ...   Nov 28 2004, 05:55 PM
- - Gashole   Really? I never especially noticed the chibi faces...   Nov 28 2004, 06:57 PM
- - Artemis Winter   Well, I didn't think the chibi faces were pric...   Nov 28 2004, 07:16 PM
- - Ninie   Yeah, I agree on Saito's face. But, I still li...   Nov 28 2004, 08:45 PM
- - Artemis Winter   Absolutely. Saitou rocks to pieces. I just like ot...   Nov 29 2004, 09:14 AM
- - Guest   My favorite character from Rurouni Kenshin is Yahi...   Nov 29 2004, 05:05 PM
- - Lady Battousai   I've read all the volumes already and I must s...   Nov 29 2004, 06:47 PM
- - darkangelslayer   does any1 know where u coulf get kenshin online fo...   Nov 29 2004, 07:07 PM
- - Artemis Winter   Well, you can't, because not only is it licenc...   Nov 29 2004, 10:29 PM
- - jarrylyathealchemist   I've read 3 volumes of the manga. I love it. I...   Dec 1 2004, 09:19 AM
- - telepika   Kenshin fan here!!! Kenshin's my s...   Dec 2 2004, 07:52 PM
- - Ninie   QUOTE(telepika @ Dec 2 2004, 09:52 PM) Well i...   Dec 2 2004, 08:34 PM
- - telepika   It's not Houji. That's Shishio's assis...   Dec 2 2004, 09:22 PM
- - xrninja   oh yeah....usui, right? something like that?   Dec 2 2004, 10:38 PM
- - Goha   Something like that. I skipped these episodes... ...   Dec 3 2004, 03:07 AM
- - telepika   Oh Usui!!! Thanks Ninja.   Dec 3 2004, 05:14 AM
- - RoyxRiza BigFan   a lot of badss villains in this show, some of the ...   Dec 3 2004, 07:12 AM
- - Ninie   QUOTE(telepika @ Dec 2 2004, 11:22 PM) It...   Dec 3 2004, 02:29 PM
- - telepika   Oh, sorry. We all make mistakes like that.   Dec 3 2004, 07:00 PM
- - Ninie   QUOTE(telepika @ Dec 3 2004, 09:00 PM) Oh, so...   Dec 3 2004, 07:15 PM
- - Lady Battousai   Spoilers...O_o   Dec 3 2004, 07:36 PM
- - darkangelslayer   i wish they had a site wit the kenshin manga   Dec 3 2004, 10:01 PM
- - Ninie   They can't put it on a site, it's liscence...   Dec 3 2004, 10:03 PM
- - Tashi   the anime was good up to the shishio arc, it sucke...   Dec 4 2004, 03:33 AM
- - Lady Battousai   I really don't find the OVA of Rurouni Kenshin...   Dec 7 2004, 03:38 AM
- - Akaina   Here's a site with translations... but it...   Dec 7 2004, 08:17 PM
- - Kitoky   QUOTE(Celira @ Nov 27 2004, 01:42 PM) Althoug...   Dec 13 2004, 06:18 PM
- - Duo Himura   Oh come on, who really cares if the guys bleed tha...   Mar 30 2005, 03:21 PM
- - Falling_Man   I suppose somethings have been overly edited... ...   Apr 6 2005, 06:46 PM
- - |FullMetal|   QUOTEI really don't find the OVA of Rurouni Ke...   Apr 11 2005, 04:57 PM
|- - Duo Himura   QUOTE(|FullMetal| @ Apr 11 2005, 06:57 PM)QUO...   Apr 12 2005, 06:42 PM
|- - Sgt.Rerapert   Just wondering when the sites going to be updated ...   Apr 20 2005, 09:47 AM
|- - Duo Himura   QUOTE(Sgt.Rerapert @ Apr 20 2005, 11:47 AM)Ju...   Apr 20 2005, 02:40 PM
- - Dragons04   well, I laughed when Kenshin dislocated his groin ...   Apr 20 2005, 09:58 AM
- - Mustang's Apprentice   It's my favorite classic manga series. I...   Apr 25 2005, 08:35 AM
- - Duo Himura   Okay, I do have one question for anyone out there ...   May 1 2005, 02:56 PM
|- - BellatrixAngelofKyo   QUOTE(Duo Himura @ May 1 2005, 05:56 PM)Okay,...   May 5 2005, 03:24 PM
- - Bling_bling_Angel   QUOTE(Celira @ Nov 27 2004, 01:42 PM)Although...   May 5 2005, 11:14 PM
- - Duo Himura   Uh... I hope you mean 28, because I'm positive...   May 6 2005, 06:52 PM
- - BellatrixAngelofKyo   hmm...I'm not really sure what my favorite Rur...   May 7 2005, 09:26 AM
- - Gate Alchemist   The RuroKen manga and anime are good, but the anim...   May 10 2005, 04:37 PM
|- - BellatrixAngelofKyo   QUOTE(Gate Alchemist @ May 10 2005, 07:37 PM)...   May 12 2005, 08:29 PM
- - Joe J   I have to say I don't like Kaoru in the anime ...   Jul 9 2005, 06:58 AM
- - animefreak_zzz   QUOTEOkay, I do have one question for anyone out t...   Jul 10 2005, 03:26 AM
|- - Karo   oh that's cool. I haven't read this manga ...   Jul 12 2005, 11:29 AM
- - animefreak_zzz   Rurouni kenshin is really a classic...and in my op...   Jul 15 2005, 07:52 PM
- - maniac_girl   Rurouni Keshin is...is....is...GREAT!! I l...   Dec 31 2005, 10:43 PM
- - Sydney   I have the entire translated manga series, all 28 ...   Jun 25 2006, 11:10 AM


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