Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin
• General information•
Mangaka Watsuki Nobuhiro
No. of Chapters 255
No. of Volumes 28
Original Run April 11 1994 - November 4 1999
Genre Action, Adventure, Historical, Martial Arts, Romance
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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story (るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚- Rurōni Kenshin Meiji Kenkaku Romantan?), also known as Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai X, is a manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki.


The story takes place during the early Meiji period in Japan and follows a former assassin from the Bakumatsu, named Himura Kenshin, 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 at the time, with Kenshin being a former assassin and the story taking a more serious tone as it continued. The manga revolves around themes of atonement, peace and romance.


Issue 19 1994
Issue 48 1994
Issue 8 1995
Issue 15 1995
Issue 33 1995
Issue 10 1996
Issue 26 1996
Issue 45 1996
Issue 37-38 1996
Issue 52 1996
Issue 17 1997
Issue 22-23 1997
Issue 29 1997
Issue 37-38 1997