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Rurouni Kenshin : Restoration, Vol. 1
by Nobuhiro Watsuki


Overview - A condensed retelling of the beloved samurai tale--one of the best-selling manga series of all time--released in conjunction with a new live-action movie.

During the violent upheaval of the Bakumatsu era, Hitokiri Battosai was a feared and ruthless assassin.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A condensed retelling of the beloved samurai tale--one of the best-selling manga series of all time--released in conjunction with a new live-action movie.

During the violent upheaval of the Bakumatsu era, Hitokiri Battosai was a feared and ruthless assassin. But now that the Meiji Restoration has begun to heal the wounds of civil war, Battosai has taken up a new name...and a new calling He is now Himura Kenshin, a rurouni wanderer who has vowed to only draw his sword to protect those in need. But not everyone is pleased with Kenshin's new direction, and enemies from his dark past have vowed to bring him down

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781421552316
  • ISBN-10: 1421552310
  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • Publish Date: June 2013
  • Page Count: 192
  • Reading Level: Ages 15-17
  • Dimensions: 7.47 x 5.02 x 0.53 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.31 pounds

Series: Rurouni Kenshin (Paperback) #1

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Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga - Historical Fiction

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-06-10
  • Reviewer: Staff

The original Rurouni Kenshin was a very popular manga, anime, and live-action film property, and this “rebooted” version serves as a tie-in to the latest live-action film. Set during the early years of the Meiji Restoration (1868–1912), the story follows the adventures of scarred wandering samurai Himura Kenshin, who was once known as Hittokiri Battosai, one of the deadliest swordsmen of the pre-Restoration era. Now determined to draw his sword only to protect those in need, the samurai’s path leads to Kaoru, a charming swordswoman who faces the takeover of her late father’s swordsmanship school by an unscrupulous (and more than a little insane) Westernized arms maker. Aiding Kaoru and her young orphan friend, Yahiko, puts Himura square in the industrialist’s sights, as the villain attacks using hired fighters to take down the legendary samurai. Packed from top to bottom with crisp, appealing art and wall-to-wall action, this series also distinguishes itself with its light tone, an element seldom found in the wandering samurai genre. Though operating on familiar ground, this series will appeal to the many fans of Watsuki’s original. (June)

 
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