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Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 2, Vizbig Edition Paperback – May 27, 2008
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About the Author
Nobuhiro Watsuki earned international accolades for his first major manga series, "Rurouni Kenshin", about a wandering swordsman in Meiji Era Japan. Serialized in Japan's "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 1994 to 1999, "Rurouni Kenshin" quickly became a worldwide sensation, inspiring a spin-off short story (""Yahiko no Sakabato""), an animated TV series, and several animated movies. Watsuki's latest series, "Buso Renkin", also available in English from VIZ Media, began publication in "Weekly Shonen Jump" in June 2003.
Top Customer Reviews
Anyway, Kenshin really grows in art and storytelling throughout the series and never gets weak nor drags like the TV series after the legend of Kyoto.
It's the best series ever! You have to read it to experience all the humor, drama, fighting, and romance. It just grows on you!
After all the revelations of the first novel, we find Kenshin in the middle of a fight with the future friend, Sanosuke. They obviously work things out and the end result is another main character to love!! We learn many things about Kenshin's rather shady past as a killer pops up for Kenshin to capture. during the fight he almost turns killer himself until Kaoru's voice stops him from reverting back to his old ways. With all that happens, your left loving the series, and Kenshin himself even more!
There is also obviously more of that hillarious Kenshin comedy that is just to die for!! This book is soo funny!!! No matter how dramatic this series will get, it will only take one "oro?" to lighten the mood. And of course there are more of his adorable facial exspressions that will leave you giggling like you just got out of a mental institution.
With all there is to love about Rurouni Kenshin, it's almost a crime not to read this series!! So just stop hurting yourself, GO READ RUROUNI KENSHIN TODAY!!!
So MUCH content.
So that's 9 CHAPTERS or Acts, as they are known in the manga.
GREAT fighting scenes and emotional pull.
A BIG PLUS is that they keep the Japanese honorifics. -san, -chan, -dono, -sama.
As well as certain parts as the Hiten Mitsurugi style (with translations below it)
Battousai, Hitokiri..... It even provides a glossary for historical events that took place in japan; since this IS a Historical Fiction series.
The drawings are very well done, normally in manga you can see some over exaggerate figures. Faces that are slightly warped, and such but in here they are very nicely done.
While Kenshin's appearance it diff than in the anime that is because his character is continually being devloped and you'll recognize him as he is in the anime in the next book or one after.
WOW, it even get's better in the art section as it goes along, and that is an awesome bonus.
I think the translations are okay as metioned and I love the fact that they kept everything intact, from the comments of the Watsuki to the Character background that is intertwined in the manga.
The best, EVER!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my favorite anime but hadn't gone through the manga until now. I'm glad they decided to bring out the big version for Rurouni Kenshin.Published 11 months ago by Daisy Em
The product shipped quickly, and in great condition. As for the story of RK... One of only a few Manga that I would allow my children to read... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Marshall Sisler
about 2/3 way threw and I love it!
If you love samurais you will love this.
quick history lesson: in Japan a reverse katana blade was actually found, that's what this is... Read more
The ending of the oniwabanshu - opium arc, is as good as I remeber, then are the filler chapters, they are nice because they gave more background on the secondary characters,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jesus Flores
I don't know if it was just an issue with my volume, but several leaves (sections folded to make pages) in my book were uncut. Read morePublished on January 10, 2014 by Fawx
This manga is exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks to this my collection has grown. Thank you very much.Published on December 17, 2013 by Laura Wiltenmuth
Right after I open the book some pages look they were going to come off, and then they did even before I got to their parts to read. Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by Babydevol02
Would not have bought this if I didn't love this manga. What else can I say? I can't think of anything more annoying than this stupid insistence on writing a review tho.Published on September 24, 2013 by Teleri