Rurouni Kenshin

Plot: It's the eleventh year of the Meiji era. Kaoru Kamiya is in pursuit of a man calling himself "Hitokiri Battousai", who uses her father's sword style to kill. A wandering samurai named Kenshin Himura helps her defeat the murderer. Much to Kaoru's surprise, Kenshin is actually the legendary assassin, "Hitokiri Battousai". He has sworn never to kill again and now uses his sword to protect as atonement for the lives he took during the Revolution. His vow will prove difficult to keep, as enemies from his past come back to haunt him...(A)

Characters: Interesting and well-developed (A)

Art & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: Original Japanese: C- / Dub: A-

Music: B+

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity

Other: I watched the edited version on Toonami on and off, but I liked what I saw. I've only read a few volumes of the manga.

Being a historically-based anime/manga, prepare to be flooded with facts. It may be difficult to keep track of all the politics going on throughout the series.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 3/5

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