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He won an honourable mention prize in the Shonen Jump. "New Manga Hop Step Award" with the work Podomakku. Later, while he worked as an assistant, he presented works such as Sengoku No Mikazuki (Crescent Moon in the Warring States) and Rurouni-Meiji Kenkaku Romantan (Meiji Swordsman Romance Story). The serialization of Rurouni Kenshin started in 1994 and concluded in 1999. His hobbies are to draw, read, play video games, read American comic books, and make model figures. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • Series: Rurouni Kenshin (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (March 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142152077X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421520773
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.4 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By amazonstinks on April 3, 2009
Format: Paperback
NOTE: *I'm not actually reviewing the series, just the VizBig re-releases*

I've been buying every volume of this new re-release of the great manga series Rurouni Kenshin. Buying several volumes for $12-$18 each is much cheaper than almost 30 volumes for $8 or so each!

That being said, this is a very nice release. The "fake slipcover" is a nice touch, and the paper is printed on very good, heavy stock, which is quite a surprise judging from most collected manga (Del Rey's Tsubasa and xxxHolic Omnibuses being prime examples.) It's not simply just three volumes stacked on top of each other and rebound (again, like the Tsubasa and xxxHolic ones,) it actually puts a combined cast of characters in the front, all the chapters in the middle, and full-color textless covers (a great, great feature) and author's comments at the end. In addition, it contains one (or occasionally 2) full-colored chapters. These look simply glorious. It's almost kinda mean, because after experiencing one of the full-color chapters, all of the other black and white ones feel so dull.

Overall, I highly reccomend the entire VizBig series of re-releases (which only include Rurouni Kenshin, DragonBall, DragonBall Z, Fushigi Yugi, and Hot Gimmick at the moment.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eleven High on February 4, 2006
Format: Paperback
I give rurouni kenshin on the whole 5 stars. Given the nature of the beast (This is a series, and you are going to end up buying all the volumes, no matter how good each individual one is), it seems a little pointless to write an individual review for this one volume in the series.

However, I feel the need to proffess that both vol's 5 and 6 have a nice bit of character development, but in terms of plot, it just doesnt FEEL like it goes anywhere. Watsuki himself states that this volume is slow and that the series will pick up(Boy, does it...).

The volume takes us through a story involving Yahiko first. This is a nice story, as it really does show us how little yahiko is evolving as a swordsman (He just seems useless compared to the uberpowerful baddies sanosuke and kenshin are always schooling) through Kamiya Kasshin Ryu. Yahiko was in need of some panel time, as he always seemed from the beginning to be a gimmick character created by Watsuki. It also shows that Kaorou is not the wimp she's made out to be (Again, she suffers the same problem as Yahiko, she just doesnt seem strong compared to the Sano and Kenshin calibur).

So a little over the first quarter of the book is devoted to some character development. After that, we have the entrance of the next arc, the Raijuta arc.

The Raijuta arc is particularly interesting, simply because it causes a further linkage coming up. And it introduces Yutaro, who becomes Yahiko's rival. Their exchanges are particularly funny. Anyway, Raijuto is a high calibur swordsman who just seems to go around bullying dojo masters into accepting challenges from him, for no other reason than to be a jerk and get said masters to shut down their dojos. Yutaro seems to be his annoying twerp of an apprentice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Goldberg on June 22, 2004
Format: Paperback
Seriously, how can anyone not like Rurouni Kenshin? I mean, it's got something for everyone-romance, comedy, action, history-what's not to like? The plot of these books is extremaly interesting, you never get bored and I am DYING to get the next one as soon as it comes out!
This series is about the swordsman Himura Kenshin, formerly known as Hitokiri Battosai (Battosai the Manslayer) As a hired assasin, he helped bring about the Meiji age and end the Bakumastu. Now, however, he uses no sword but a sakabatou (reverse blade) that can't kill anyone. He took to living as a rurouni (wanderer) but all that changed as he was confronted one day by Kamiya Kaoru, female instructor of Kamiya Kashin-ryu. Want to know what happens? You'll need a lot of commitment and a lot of money to find out, because the only downside to this series is that the whole story totals into a whopping 28 books! But if you're going to get into manga at all, this is definately a series worth buying!
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Yahiko has mostly been used for comic relief and background, since he's a tiny prepubescent kid who doesn't have any exceptional strength or sword skills (yet). But that changes dramatically in the fifth volume of Nobuhiro Watsuki's "Rurouni Kenshin," where a subtle focus shift shows that Yahiko is growing up fast. The second half of the volume is a bit weak compared to the brilliant stories that came before it, but it's still worthwhile.

Yahiko keeps mysteriously missing out on his training sessions, and his friends guess that it's because of a girl (Sano), food (Kaoru) or sword training (Kenshin). They end up following him the next day to a part-time job at a restaurant, where it turns out that he's defending a pretty young woman from some thieving thugs. And though he's no match for the thieves, Kenshin starts to teach him how to fight his own battles without help.

Then a trip to another dojo goes horribly wrong when an old friend of Kaoru's is taken down by a vast savage-looking man, Isurugi Raijita -- he's incredibly powerful (able to split the floor with a practice sword), and insists that he wants to give kenjutsu back its "purity" and strength. And after a brief bout with Kenshin, Raijita is determined to have the powerful rurouni as part of his "revival" movement -- and apparently "no" is not an option.

"Rurouni Kenshin Volume 5" is rather weaker storywise than the volumes that precede it, mainly because the second of these two stories centers on someone less imposing than the assassins and onmitsu of prior stories -- namely, Raijita himself. That said, the second half of this volume seems like a slow windup to the conclusion in the next one, so it's a good idea to have the sixth volume close by.
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