るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] Series by Nobuhiro Watsuki

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  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 01 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #1)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 01 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #1)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 32 ratings · published 2011

    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... more

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  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 02 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #2)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 02 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #2)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 20 ratings · published 2011

    When the chief of the Police Sword Corps himself comes asking for favors, things must be bad. Hitokiri Udô Jin-e--a black-hatted, crazy-eyed slayer who fells both targets and innocent bystanders alike--is steadily working his way through a list of former Ishin Shishi patriots now ensconced within position of power in the Meiji government. Can Kenshin withstand the hypnotic, paralyzing effect of Jin-e...?

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 03 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #3)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 03 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #3)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 19 ratings · published 2011

    "Spider's Web"...like ordinary opium, but better processed. Half the cost to produce, but twice the profits! To the people of Aizu, Takani Megumi was a daughter in a famous family of doctors, in which everyone--women and children alike--studied medicine. But to grasping industrialist Takeda Kanryû, she is the hen who lays the golden egg--the only one who knows the Spider's Web formula! To stay with Kanryû is to send even more to their deaths... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 04 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #4)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 04 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #4)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 17 ratings · published 2011

    Shinomori Aoshi was once the leader of Edo Castle's elite guard, the Oniwabanshû. But with the fighting at an end and the shôgunate overthrown, the brilliant Aoshi and his four most loyal onmitsu, or spies, find themselves without a home or a purpose. When fighting is your life, loyalty to those lost ideals (and to the man who most symbolized them) may be the one thing left. But Megumi's life is at stake, and however sympathetic Kenshin may feel, he will fight on, to the last man if necessary...

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 05 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #5)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 05 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #5)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 18 ratings · published 2011

    Isurugi Raijûta, a truly old-school swordsman, comes to Kenshin and requests his aid in reforming the state of swordsmanship schools, or kenjutsu dojo, in Japan. Although Kenshin is intrigued by Raijûta's ideals (chiefly, that there is a need for a nation-wide, unifying school), Raijûta's plan to "weed out" the schools he deems unfit is not in accordance with Kenshin's deepest-held beliefs... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 06 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #6)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 06 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #6)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 18 ratings · published 2011

    Kenshin's battle with Raijûta to decide the fate of Meiji Era swordsmanship is coming to a head. One fact is quickly becoming apparent: Raijûta will stop at nothing to ensure the supremacy of his own school of sword-fighting! Reunited with a member of the former Sekihô Army--that doomed civilian unit--Sanosuke runs into trouble of his own. Old alliances are challenged when a plan to topple the current government by any means necessary is shared.. more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 07 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #7)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 07 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #7)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 17 ratings · published 2011

    The Shinsengumi--fearsome and formidable protectors of the Shôgunate. Kenshin knows them well, having done battle with them during the final days of the Meiji Restoration. One man in particular--Saitô Hajime, captain of the third unit--lingers in Kenshin's mind. Now an officer of the law and known as "Fujita Gorô," Saitô arrives on the steps of the Kamiya Dojo, challenging Kenshin to a duel that will force a reawakening of Kenshin's own past... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 08 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #8)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 08 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #8)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 17 ratings · published 2011

    In the 11th year of Meiji, on the day marked in the Western calendar as May 14th, time once again begins to flow. The shocking midday murder of Department of Internal Affairs Chief Ôûkubo a fait accompli, Kenshin leaves for Kyoto, scene of chaos and bloodshed--against the wishes of nearly everyone who knows him as the gentle "rurouni... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 09 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #9)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 09 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #9)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 18 ratings · published 2011

    A glimpse of the new Japan if the mad ambitions of Shishio Makoto should succeed is revealed when Kenshin arrives in Kyoto and meets him at last...although the epic battle between them will have to wait. Pitted against Shishio's soldiers, Kenshin's reversed-edge sakabatô is broken--can it be reforged? Should it be reforged? For time has once again begun to flow, and violence once more washes over the land... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 10 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #10)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 10 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #10)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    His sakabato broken in battle, Kenshin seeks out the man who forged it--Arai Shakkû--only to be turned away. Seikû;, son of the legendary swordsmith, had for a time been continuing his father's work (the forging of katana, meant for killing), but has since given up that calling and spends his time making humble cooking knives. Respecting Seikû's wishes, Kenshin leaves without the desired blade...but not before Shishio's spies learn that Shakkû has forged one last sword... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 11 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #11)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 11 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #11)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 15 ratings · published 2011

    With Misao's help, Kaoru finally manages to locate Kenshin in Kyoto--at the home of Hiko Seijûrô, his master in the school of Hiten Mitsurugi. Having convinced his master to resume (complete) his training, Kenshin assumes the role of pupil once more, while elsewhere in Kyoto, other forces come together... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 12 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #12)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 12 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #12)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    As Kenshin continues his re-education at the hand of his master in Hiten Mitsurugi, Hiko Seijûrô, he looks back also to the first, early years of that training...including the moment in his life in which he changed his name to "Kenshin." Meanwhile, the remaining members of the Juppongatana , or "Ten Swords," arrive in Kyoto, while the first phase of Shishio Makoto's plan for Japan finally gets underway... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 13 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #13)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 13 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #13)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    The Great Kyoto Fire behind them (and casualties relatively slight), Kenshin and the others consider their next move. The Oniwabanshu may indeed be allies this time ("Now there's a weird twist," as Sano says), but their leader, Shinomori Aoshi, is not. Is Kenshin truly, as it is claimed, the only one who can bring peace to the former Okashira or "head" of the Kyoto-based spy group.. more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 14 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #14)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 14 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #14)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    As the Juppongatana or "Ten Swords" move to attack those at Aoi-Ya (Kaoru, Yahiko, Misao, and the rest of the Kyoto-based spy clan), Kenshin--accompanied by Sanosuke and Saitô--squares off against one of his most powerful opponents yet: Shinomori Aoshi, former Okashira or "head" of the Oniwabanshû... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 15 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #15)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 15 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #15)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 15 ratings · published 2011

    At the madman Shishio Makoto's headquarters, the long-delayed duel between Kenshin and Shinomori Aoshi concludes, while at Aoi-Ya, those left behind wage their own, desperate battle against Shishio's Juppongatana or "Ten Swords." The strength of one swordsman in particular seems monstrous, and defeat imminent...that is, until Kenshin's former Hiten Mitsurugi master, Hiko Seijûrô, takes the field... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 16 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #16)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 16 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #16)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    Is there such a thing as divine will or guidance...? Seta Sôjirô, stopping for a moment in mid-battle with Kenshin, may be beginning to think so. When Sôjirô made the fateful decision to ally with the monomaniacal Shishio Makoto, his family paid the ultimate price. But is the flesh of the weak truly the sustenance of the strong, as Shishio insists? Kenshin, whose Hiten Mitsurugi school places the protection of the helpless before all else, would surely disagree... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 17 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #17)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 17 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #17)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    The madness of Shishio Makoto may know no bounds, but what of his body? An eleventh-hour revelation suggests a possible weakness, but will the news come in time to help a critically wounded Kenshin, whose own strength is reaching its limit? In this new era of Meiji, it's getting harder and harder to tell the innocents from the outlaws. Perhaps, as Kenshin says, it should be for history to decide which side was right, and which side was wrong... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 18 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #18)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 18 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #18)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    He may be one of the "good guys" now (as Misao insists) but, even a month later, Kenshin still is haunted by Kyoto. How can he not be, when it was in Kyoto that, as the feared "Hitokiri Battôsai," he once made the streets flow red...? And yet, before he departs this place of so many memories, there are ghosts which must be put to rest. It's said that, when strong feelings are attached to a particular wound, so long as those feelings persist, the scar will remain... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 19 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #19)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 19 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #19)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    It began with a sin, committed by Kenshin, back during his bloody days as hitokiri or a government-sanctioned slayer of men. Although stopping most of the assassins who still come seeking revenge should be easy enough, what of the innocent--Sanosuke and Yahiko (Kenshin's comrades), everyone at Akabeko Inn (Kenshin's friends), Kaoru (Kenshin's...?). For once there was another love in Kenshin's life, one which--given his nature--must by definition have been tragic... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 20 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #20)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 20 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #20)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 15 ratings · published 2011

    To build a new age, must one truly be mad enough to turn from the extreme justice that political allegiance requires? Deep in the Japanese countryside, far from the gore-spattered streets of the capital, a man who never knew what happiness was begins a new life as husband to a woman who claims to have nowhere else to go. If a man cannot fight to protect the woman he loves, what will become of the nation? Can one woman alone be enough to hold back the madness?

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 21 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #21)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 21 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #21)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    Though he once killed in the name of the nascent Meiji government, even an infamous manslayer such as "Hitokiri Battôsai" might grow weary and vow never to kill again. As a new age dawns, there are those who yet cling to the ways of bloodshed, and see the days of peace and prosperity Kenshin and others like him fought so hard to bring forth as betrayal. In ten days' time, the enemies of Kenshin will come for him, and all who stand beside him are in danger... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 22 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #22)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 22 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #22)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 15 ratings · published 2011

    The ghosts of Kenshin's past come to wreak havoc on his future as the fight is literally brought to the doorstep of Kamiya Dojo. Three great battles--three great warriors! Myôjin Yahiko, the student of swords not yet a man, takes on a fighter more than twice his age. Sagara Sanosuke, the free-wheeling street fighter, learns a new humility and becomes stronger for it. And Himura Kenshin, the former slayer of men, begins to see a way to atone for the sins of the hitokiri ...

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 23 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #23)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 23 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #23)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 15 ratings · published 2011

    In order to discover more about the relationship that binds Kenshin and Enishi, Saitô Hajime makes a surprise appearance at Kamiya Dojo--only to find the aftermath of Kenshin, Sanosuke, and Yahiko's desperate life-or-death battles with Enishi's cabal of fighters. One member of the "Six Comrades" remains standing--the mysterious and deadly Yatsume Mumyôi. Will the strength of Saitô Gatotsu be enough to fell this freakish warrior-of-the-shadows?!

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 24 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #24)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 24 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #24)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    To defeat an enemy in combat is one thing. To destroy an enemy's spirit by striking at what he holds dearest is another. Kenshin always felt that, so long as he wielded a sakabatô, those within his sight could be protected from harm, yet while he is incapacitated by the gargantuan Kujiranami of the "Six Comrades," Enishi seizes upon the opportunity to cripple Kenshin's resolve, and will to fight, for good. If Kaoru dies, will Kenshin's dream of a new Japan die with her?

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 25 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #25)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 25 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #25)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    Kujiranami, the giant whose right arm Kenshin severed during the Bakumatsu, escapes from prison and goes on the rampage. He is armed with a frightening new weapon, and the police force is helpless against his wrath. One warrior has the courage to stand up to him: Myôjin Yahiko, Kenshin's youthful ward and Kaoru's only student in Kamiya Kasshin-ryû... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 26 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #26)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 26 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #26)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 15 ratings · published 2011

    If there's one thing tough-as-nails street brawler--and ex-Sekihô Army cadet--Sagara Sanosuke can't stand, it's hypocritical, loudmouthed braggarts who talk the talk but are incapable of walking the walk. Finding himself in the middle of a provincial squabble between an old man and the local yakuza, Sano returns to his old "fight merchant" ways and agrees to do some ad hoc butt kicking for pay. But the old man he's hired to tangle with might be his strongest foe to date.

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 27 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #27)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 27 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #27)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    Kenshin and his comrades have finally discovered the location of Enishi's island compound, but to free Kaoru from captivity, a good deal of fighting will be necessary. Woo Heishin, Enishi's mysterious second-in-command, meets them on the beach and brings his deadly bodyguards, the Sû-shin or the "Four Stars," to serve as a welcoming committee. Yahiko, Sanosuke, Saitô and Aoshi dive into combat with Woo Heishin's warriors as Kenshin prepares himself for his fateful, climactic duel with Enishi... more

  • Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 28 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #28)
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    Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 28 (るろうに剣心 [Rurouni Kenshin] #28)

    Nobuhiro Watsuki

    · 15 ratings · published 2011

    As the feared assassin of the Bakumatsu, Himura Kenshin killed in the name of the new era. As the rurouni of Meiji, he wielded a sakabatô to protect those who couldn't protect themselves, all along holding true to his vow to never take another life. Now Kenshin's fight with Enishi has entered its final stage, as has his quest for atonement... more

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