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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story

260 chapters | Completed | Rank 948
140 years ago in Kyoto, with the coming of the American "Black Ships," there arose a warrior who, felling men with his bloodstained blade, gained the name Hitokiri, man slayer! His killer blade helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu era and slashed open the progressive age known as Meiji . Then he vanished, and with the flow of years, became legend.

Ten years later, a young woman's life is saved when she happens upon a strange wandering swordsman named Kenshin. The young woman accepts the wanderer into her dojo, despite his secretive past, and the two become fast friends. As their relationship grows, they meet and make more friends (as well as enemies), and they grow accustomed to their life together.

However, one man can only run from his past for so long, and it isn't long before Kenshin is forced to face the life he thought he'd left behind. Now, together with his friends, he must fight the ghosts of his past if he wants the people he loves to have any kind of future.

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English PublisherViz
Original PublisherShueisha
PublishedApr 12, 1994 to Sep 21, 1999
SerializationShounen Jump (Weekly)
Last UpdatedMay 21, 2018
Other namesRurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan, Samurai X, Sengoku no Mikazuki, Crescent Moon in the Warring States, Crescent Moon Over a Country At War, Meteor Strike, Kenshin (WATSUKI Nobuhiro), Rurōni Kenshin, Rurōni Kenshin -Meiji Kenkaku Rōman Tan-, Wandering Swordsman Kenshin, Rurouni Kenshin, るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-, Бродяга Кэнсин, るろうに剣心, Lãng khách Kenshin

Chapters

Vol.28 Buso Renkin Special Manga PreviewAugust 30, 2016
Vol.28 Final Volume Short Story: Meteor StrikeMay 19, 2018
Vol.28 Act 255 (Finale): Toward a New Era [END]August 30, 2016
Vol.28 Act 254: YearsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.28 Act 253: Early Spring SunshineAugust 30, 2016
Vol.28 Act 252: Autumn WindAugust 30, 2016
Vol.28 Act 251: Hurry Go RoundAugust 30, 2016
Vol.28 Act 250: Smile Once MoreAugust 30, 2016
Vol.28 Act 249: A New StepAugust 30, 2016
Vol.28 Act 248: FuryAugust 30, 2016
Vol.27 Act 247: Kyōkeimyaku (Frenzied Nerves)August 30, 2016
Vol.27 Act 246: The AnswerAugust 30, 2016
Vol.27 Act 245: Hiten Mitsurugi-ryū DefeatedAugust 30, 2016
Vol.27 Act 244: Sword StrikesAugust 30, 2016
Vol.27 Act 243: The Dragon and the Tiger Meet AgainAugust 30, 2016
Vol.27 Act 242: Sū-shin Battle — Yahiko vs. GenbuAugust 30, 2016
Vol.27 Act 241: Sū-shin Battle — Sanosuke vs. ByakkoAugust 30, 2016
Vol.27 Act 240: Sū-shin Battle — Aoshi vs. SuzakuAugust 30, 2016
Vol.27 Act 239: Sū-shin Battle — Saitō vs. SeiryūAugust 30, 2016
Vol.27 Act 238: Sū-shin TransformationAugust 30, 2016
Vol.26 Act 237: QuarrelAugust 30, 2016
Vol.26 Act 236: LandingAugust 30, 2016
Vol.26 Act 235: White as the Snow Seen That DayAugust 30, 2016
Vol.26 Act 234: A Man's Back 7: The Back Tells TalesAugust 30, 2016
Vol.26 Act 233: A Man's Back 6: Cry of the MountainAugust 30, 2016
Vol.26 Act 232: A Man's Back 5: Character of EvilAugust 30, 2016
Vol.26 Act 231: A Man's Back 4: ExplosionAugust 30, 2016
Vol.26 Act 230: A Man's Back 3: Portrait of a FamilyAugust 30, 2016
Vol.26 Act 229: A Man's Back 2: Two AlikeAugust 30, 2016
Vol.26 Act 228: A Man's Back 1: Fight Merchant ReestablishedAugust 30, 2016
Vol.25 Act 227: Four More Days, One More PersonAugust 30, 2016
Vol.25 Act 226: From a Samurai to the ShizokuAugust 30, 2016
Vol.25 Act 225: That Moment, a Gust of WindAugust 30, 2016
Vol.25 Act 224: The TruthAugust 30, 2016
Vol.25 Act 223: Dream, Reality and IllusionsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.25 Act 222: Yahiko's True Battle (Part 4)August 30, 2016
Vol.25 Act 221: Yahiko's True Battle (Part 3)August 30, 2016
Vol.25 Act 220: Yahiko's True Battle (Part 2)August 30, 2016
Vol.25 Act 219: Yahiko's True Battle (Part 1)August 30, 2016
Vol.25 Act 218: Madness ReleasedAugust 30, 2016
Vol.24 Act 217: The Two in Black (Part 2)August 30, 2016
Vol.24 Act 216: The Two in Black (Part 1)August 30, 2016
Vol.24 Act 215: Three Days LaterAugust 30, 2016
Vol.24 Act 214: Change in EnishiAugust 30, 2016
Vol.24 Act 213: Exchange OfferAugust 30, 2016
Vol.24 Act 212: Begin ActingAugust 30, 2016
Vol.24 Act 211: It's Not ImpossibleAugust 30, 2016
Vol.24 Act 210: Geezer — Identity UnknownAugust 30, 2016
Vol.24 Act 209: See YaAugust 30, 2016
Vol.24 Act 208: The End of DreamsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.24 Act 207: Plunge into DarknessAugust 30, 2016
Vol.23 Act 206: The Clouded DarknessAugust 30, 2016
Vol.23 Act 205: The True Intent of the JinchūAugust 30, 2016
Vol.23 Act 204: Sin, Judgement, AcceptanceAugust 30, 2016
Vol.23 Act 203: A Pure and Simple End to a 15-Year DuelAugust 30, 2016
Vol.23 Act 202: Tales of the PastAugust 30, 2016
Vol.23 Act 201: Another StrengthAugust 30, 2016
Vol.23 Act 200: The Destined DuelAugust 30, 2016
Vol.23 Act 199: Inadequate StrategyAugust 30, 2016
Vol.23 Act 198: I Can't See Him LosingAugust 30, 2016
Vol.23 Act 197: The Wolf ReturnsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.22 Act 196: Smoke of the WolfAugust 30, 2016
Vol.22 Act 195: Battle on Three Fronts: Round 3, Part 2August 30, 2016
Vol.22 Act 194: Battle on Three Fronts: Round 3, Part 1August 30, 2016
Vol.22 Act 193: Battle on Three Fronts: Round 2, Part 3August 30, 2016
Vol.22 Act 192: Battle on Three Fronts: Round 2, Part 2August 30, 2016
Vol.22 Act 191: Battle on Three Fronts: Round 2, Part 1August 30, 2016
Vol.22 Act 190: Battle on Three Fronts: Round 1, Part 2August 30, 2016
Vol.22 Act 189: Battle on Three Fronts: Round 1, Part 1August 30, 2016
Vol.22 Act 188: Artist of KarakuriAugust 30, 2016
Vol.22 Act 187: The Tides of BattleAugust 30, 2016
Vol.21 Act 186: Neo-Invulnerable GauntletsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.21 Act 185: Vs. the Armstrong CannonAugust 30, 2016
Vol.21 Act 184: FireworksAugust 30, 2016
Vol.21 Act 183: Confession (Part 2)August 30, 2016
Vol.21 Act 182: Confession (Part 1)August 30, 2016
Vol.21 Act 181: A Strand of HopeAugust 30, 2016
Vol.21 Act 180: Night Fell...August 30, 2016
Vol.21 Act 179: Remembrance 14: And So, Time PassedAugust 30, 2016
Vol.21 Act 178: Remembrance 13: Cross-shaped ScarAugust 30, 2016
Vol.20 Act 177: Remembrance 12: Fierce BattleAugust 30, 2016
Vol.20 Act 176: Remembrance 11: Shadow WarriorsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.20 Act 175: Remembrance 10: The Binding ForestAugust 30, 2016
Vol.20 Act 174: Remembrance 9: White SnowAugust 30, 2016
Vol.20 Act 173: Remembrance 8: Arrival of EnishiAugust 30, 2016
Vol.20 Act 172: Remembrance 7: By the FarmlandsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.20 Act 171: Brief IntermissionAugust 30, 2016
Vol.20 Act 170: Remembrance 6: Chaos: GenjiAugust 30, 2016
Vol.20 Act 169: Remembrance 5: MadnessAugust 30, 2016
Vol.20 Act 168: Remembrance 4: Yukishiro TomoeAugust 30, 2016
Vol.19 Act 167: Remembrance 3: In the Rain of BloodAugust 30, 2016
Vol.19 Act 166: Remembrance 2: The Birth of BattōsaiAugust 30, 2016
Vol.19 Act 165: Remembrance 1: HitokiriAugust 30, 2016
Vol.19 Act 164: Shades of RealityAugust 30, 2016
Vol.19 Act 163: Drawing to a CloseAugust 30, 2016
Vol.19 Act 162: Dawn ThoughtsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.19 Act 161: Hard QuestioningAugust 30, 2016
Vol.19 Act 160: Instrument of ShadowsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.19 Act 159: The Invulnerable GauntletsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.18 Act 158: Twin Storms Blow!August 30, 2016
Vol.18 Act 157: Yahiko's DesperationAugust 30, 2016
Vol.18 Act 156: ComradesAugust 30, 2016
Vol.18 Act 155: JinchūAugust 30, 2016
Vol.18 Act 154: The Signal Fire of RevengeAugust 30, 2016
Vol.18 Act 153: The One-Handed ManAugust 30, 2016
Vol.18 Act 152: Cross-Shaped ScarAugust 30, 2016
Vol.18 Act 151: Kyoto Epilogue: In The Blue SkyAugust 30, 2016
Vol.18 Act 150: Kyoto Epilogue: Early Summer DayAugust 30, 2016
Vol.18 Act 149: Kyoto Epilogue: Early Summer MorningAugust 30, 2016
Vol.17 Act 148: Kyoto Epilogue: Fate of the Juppongatana (Part II)August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Act 147: Kyoto Epilogue: Fate of the Juppongatana (Part I)August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Act 146: The Passion of HōjiAugust 30, 2016
Vol.17 Act 145: Duel of an EraAugust 30, 2016
Vol.17 Act 144: Shape of LoveAugust 30, 2016
Vol.17 Act 143: The Third SecretAugust 30, 2016
Vol.17 Act 142: Final EncounterAugust 30, 2016
Vol.17 Act 141: Double-Edged FlameAugust 30, 2016
Vol.17 Act 140: Thread of LifeAugust 30, 2016
Vol.17 Act 139: Howling LaughAugust 30, 2016
Vol.16 Act 138: ProvidenceAugust 30, 2016
Vol.16 Act 137: FuelAugust 30, 2016
Vol.16 Act 136: When Did the Battle Begin?August 30, 2016
Vol.16 Act 135: Those Who Gather, Those Who PartAugust 30, 2016
Vol.16 Act 134: The Second SecretAugust 30, 2016
Vol.16 Act 133: Destruction of the SoulAugust 30, 2016
Vol.16 Act 132: Sōjirō's Story: Smile in the Frozen RainAugust 30, 2016
Vol.16 Act 131: Sōjirō's Story: Feast of ThunderAugust 30, 2016
Vol.16 Act 130: Sōjirō's Story: Moonlight EncounterAugust 30, 2016
Vol.15 Act 129: Shukuchi (Reduced Earth)August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Act 128: Sōjirō StrikesAugust 30, 2016
Vol.15 Act 127: The Great Man vs. The Giant (Part II)August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Act 126: The Great Man vs. The Giant (Part I)August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Act 125: Descending!August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Act 124: The Shadow of DespairAugust 30, 2016
Vol.15 Act 123: Put to the Test (Girl)August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Act 122: Put to the Test (Boy)August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Act 121: The Battle of Aoi-YaAugust 30, 2016
Vol.14 Act 120: The Secret (Part I)August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Act 119: Time to Wake UpAugust 30, 2016
Vol.14 Act 118: Paper-ThinAugust 30, 2016
Vol.14 Act 117: Aoshi AttacksAugust 30, 2016
Vol.14 Act 116: To Battle, AgainAugust 30, 2016
Vol.14 Act 115: The Time is NowAugust 30, 2016
Vol.14 Act 114: Fangs That BiteAugust 30, 2016
Vol.14 Act 113: Usui's Shingan, Saitō's ShinganAugust 30, 2016
Vol.14 Act 112: OnwardAugust 30, 2016
Vol.13 Act 111: Conversation of the FistsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.13 Act 110: A World Not Worth SavingAugust 30, 2016
Vol.13 Act 109: Conviction of the FistAugust 30, 2016
Vol.13 Act 108: The Difference in StrengthAugust 30, 2016
Vol.13 Act 107: The Bright KingAugust 30, 2016
Vol.13 Act 106: As an AbominationAugust 30, 2016
Vol.13 Act 105: A Beautiful NightAugust 30, 2016
Vol.13 Act 104: TearsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.13 Act 103: After the NightAugust 30, 2016
Vol.12 Act 102: The Great Kyoto Fire (Part III)August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Act 101: The Great Kyoto Fire (Part II)August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Act 100: The Great Kyoto Fire (Part I)August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Act 99: As If in FlightAugust 30, 2016
Vol.12 Act 98: The Other ObjectiveAugust 30, 2016
Vol.12 Act 97: The Ten Swords SummonedAugust 30, 2016
Vol.12 Act 96: Between Life and DeathAugust 30, 2016
Vol.12 Act 95: Even If It Costs My LifeAugust 30, 2016
Vol.12 Act 94: The Initiation BeginsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.11 Act 93: The Man Named UsuiAugust 30, 2016
Vol.11 Act 92: A Bird and a BroomAugust 30, 2016
Vol.11 Act 91: Misao's DecisionAugust 30, 2016
Vol.11 Act 90: Finale of Fresh BloodAugust 30, 2016
Vol.11 Act 89: Aoshi vs. OkinaAugust 30, 2016
Vol.11 Act 88: Overture to DestructionAugust 30, 2016
Vol.11 Act 87: Meeting of the WarlordsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.11 Act 86: Aoshi & OkinaAugust 30, 2016
Vol.11 Act 85: Half the FeelingAugust 30, 2016
Vol.10 Act 84: The Mitsurugi ApprenticeshipAugust 30, 2016
Vol.10 Act 83: Hiko SeijūrōAugust 30, 2016
Vol.10 Act 82: When the Strings MeetAugust 30, 2016
Vol.10 Act 81: Shakkū's WishAugust 30, 2016
Vol.10 Act 80: Drawing of the ForbiddenAugust 30, 2016
Vol.10 Act 79: The Thinnest BladeAugust 30, 2016
Vol.10 Act 78: Chō of the Ten SwordsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.10 Act 77: Prelude to BattleAugust 30, 2016
Vol.10 Act 76: The Ten Swords in ActionAugust 30, 2016
Vol.9 Act 75: Searching for the SakabatōAugust 30, 2016
Vol.9 Act 74: Arrival in KyotoAugust 30, 2016
Vol.9 Act 73: Encounter in the Forest (Part II)August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Act 72: Encounter in the Forest (Part I)August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Act 71: To Kyoto, Once MoreAugust 30, 2016
Vol.9 Act 70: The Sword of HeavenAugust 30, 2016
Vol.9 Act 69: The Tactics of BattleAugust 30, 2016
Vol.9 Act 68: A Portrait of the AmbitiousAugust 30, 2016
Vol.9 Act 67: Birth of a Small ChampionAugust 30, 2016
Vol.8 Act 66: The Abandoned VillageAugust 30, 2016
Vol.8 Act 65: Each to His Own PathAugust 30, 2016
Vol.8 Act 64: Playing "It"August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Act 63: Makimachi MisaoAugust 30, 2016
Vol.8 Act 62: On the East Sea RoadAugust 30, 2016
Vol.8 Act 61: Man Without EmotionAugust 30, 2016
Vol.8 Act 60: Megumi's Feelings ● Kaoru's FeelingsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.8 Act 59: To Kyoto (Part II)August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Act 58: To Kyoto (Part I)August 30, 2016
Vol.7 Act 57: Meiji 11, May 14th — AfternoonAugust 30, 2016
Vol.7 Act 56: Meiji 11, May 14th — MorningAugust 30, 2016
Vol.7 Act 55: Enter ŌkuboAugust 30, 2016
Vol.7 Act 54: The One Who Stops the TwoAugust 30, 2016
Vol.7 Act 53: AgreementAugust 30, 2016
Vol.7 Act 52:The Wolf's FangsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.7 Act 51: ConfrontationAugust 30, 2016
Vol.7 Act 50: SchemeAugust 30, 2016
Vol.7 Act 49: Wolf Without MercyAugust 30, 2016
Vol.7 Act 48: Resurrection of the WolfAugust 30, 2016
Vol.6 End-of-Volume Special (3): Crescent Moon in the Warring StatesAugust 30, 2016
Vol.6 Act 47: Extra: Sanosuke & Nishiki Paintings (3)August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Act 46: Extra: Sanosuke & Nishiki Paintings (2)August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Act 45: Extra: Sanosuke & Nishiki Paintings (1)August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Act 44: No WorriesAugust 30, 2016
Vol.6 Act 43: Settling the ScoreAugust 30, 2016
Vol.6 Act 42: You've No IdeaAugust 30, 2016
Vol.6 Act 41: The Second Secret SwordAugust 30, 2016
Vol.6 Act 40: The Ideal ManAugust 30, 2016
Vol.5 Act 39: ClashAugust 30, 2016
Vol.5 Act 38: Yutarō's SkillAugust 30, 2016
Vol.5 Act 37: Meeting at Tsukayama GardenAugust 30, 2016
Vol.5 Act 36: Secret SwordAugust 30, 2016
Vol.5 Act 35: "That Man" ● RaijūtaAugust 30, 2016
Vol.5 Act 34: The State of Meiji SwordsmanshipAugust 30, 2016
Vol.5 Act 33: Bonus Story: Yahiko's Battle (3)August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Act 32: Bonus Story: Yahiko's Battle (2)August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Act 31: Bonus Story: Yahiko's Battle (1)August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Act 30: Dual Conclusions: AoshiAugust 30, 2016
Vol.4 Act 29: Dual Conclusions: MegumiAugust 30, 2016
Vol.4 Act 28: Battle's EndAugust 30, 2016
Vol.4 Act 27: Battle's HeatAugust 30, 2016
Vol.4 Act 26: Shinomori Aoshi, OkashiraAugust 30, 2016
Vol.4 Act 25: Duel of the MastersAugust 30, 2016
Vol.4 Act 24: Savage Han'nya, Honorable ShikijōAugust 30, 2016
Vol.4 Act 23: The Martial-Artist and the SpyAugust 30, 2016
Vol.3 End-of-Volume Special (2): Rurouni Meiji Swordsman Romantic StoryAugust 30, 2016
Vol.3 Act 22: Attack on Kanryū MansionAugust 30, 2016
Vol.3 Act 21: The Storm BreaksAugust 30, 2016
Vol.3 Act 20: A Reason to ActAugust 30, 2016
Vol.3 Act 19: Daughter of AizuAugust 30, 2016
Vol.3 Act 18: Team KenshinAugust 30, 2016
Vol.3 Act 17: The Oniwabanshū StrikeAugust 30, 2016
Vol.3 Act 16: Megumi, Kanryū, and...August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Act 15: Beauty on the RunAugust 30, 2016
Vol.2 Act 14: End Beneath the MoonAugust 30, 2016
Vol.2 Act 13: The Meaning of the NameAugust 30, 2016
Vol.2 Act 12: The Two HitokiriolAugust 30, 2016
Vol.2 Act 11: The Ribbon That BindsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.2 Act 10: One Side of the SoulAugust 30, 2016
Vol.2 Act 9: KurogasaAugust 30, 2016
Vo.2 Act 8: And Then, AnotherAugust 30, 2016
Vol.2 Act 7: Mark of EvilAugust 30, 2016
Vol.1 End-of-Volume Special: Rurouni Meiji Swordsman Romantic StoryAugust 30, 2016
Vol.1 Act 6: Face Off: Sagara SanosukeAugust 30, 2016
Vol.1 Act 5: The Fight MerchantAugust 30, 2016
Vol.1 Act 4: Kasshin-ryū RebornAugust 30, 2016
Vol.1 Act 3: Tokyo SamuraiAugust 30, 2016
Vol.1 Act 2: Rurouni in the CityAugust 30, 2016
Vol.1 Act 1: Kenshin ● Himura BattōsaiAugust 30, 2016