Hello, everyone! We have another edition of manga of the week here! To see all the recommended manga series so far, please click here 🙂
The chosen one today is Rurouni Kenshin, by Nobuhiro Watsuki ❤
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…
Why I think it’s a worth-reading manga: the history behind this manga saga is very accurate. It’s a very fun and nice way of understanding a bit how things were in Japan at that time, with so many changes going on in the country. I also read this title for the first time when I was a kid (I miss those times that I didn’t have anything to do besides playing and reading .-.) and a lot of other times since then. But I have to warn the more lazy ones: the series has 28 volumes, plus some especial ones 🙂
That’s it! Thanks for reading! Have you read Rurouni Kenshin? 😀