Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin was a manga published in Weekly Shonen Jump during the 90s, set in the early Meiji period of post civil war Japan (the 1870s). It follows the character of Kenshin Himura, a former fighter/assassin who fought on the (victorious) Imperial side of the civil war; but who afterward chose to disappear and become a wandering swordsman to atone for his killings.

I'm not generally a big manga reader, but I really fell in love with this one. It's got a wonderful little ensemble of characters who come together to form their own family, and I'm always a big sucker for those kind of stories.

I thought long and hard over what to post. I thought about putting up the first chapter, but it's a bit longish. So here's the third chapter, which introduces the character Yahiko.

I'm Myoujin Yahiko, son of a Tokyo Samurai! I haven't sunk so low that I need pity from strangers! )
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[personal profile] aeka2011-12-18 13:40

Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Movie Trailer

Don't know how many Rurouni Kenshin fans are on here (I'm certainly one of them), but for those of you who haven't heard, Japan has made a live action film adaptation of the popular manga series, and they finally released a trailer!

And so far it looks promising! :D )