| Rurouni Kenshin BIG Edition Graphic Novel 1 (1-3) |
In the 11th year of Meiji, in the middle of Tokyo, Himura Kenshin, a humble rurouni, or wandering swordsman, comes to the aid of Kamiya Kaoru. Kaoru is a young woman struggling to defend her father's school of swordsmanship against attacks by the infamous Hitokiri Battosai. But neither Kenshin nor Battosai are quite what they seem... This VIZBIG edition of Rurouni Kenshin contains volumes 1-3 of the series, bonus color content, and updated text.
| Rurouni Kenshin BIG Edition Graphic Novel 2 (4-6) |
Shinomori Aoshi was once the leader of Edo Castle's elite guard, the Oniwabanshu. But with the fighting at an end and the shogunate overthrown, the brilliant Aoshi and his four most loyal onmitsu, or spies, find themselves without a home or a purpose. When fighting is your life, loyalty to those lost ideals (and to the man who most symbolized them) may be the one thing left. This VIZBIG edition of Rurouni Kenshin contains volumes 4-6 of the series, bonus color content, and updated text.
| Rurouni Kenshin BIG Edition Graphic Novel 3 (7-9) |
Kyoto: the ancient capital of Japan, was plunged into violence and bloodshed during the chaos of the Bakumatsu. The Shinsengumi, an elite corps of deadly warriors, crossed swords with Kenshin more than once in those days, but what has become of their legacy in the new Meiji Era? An old foe, Saito-Hajime of the Shinsengumi, comes to pay a call at the Kamiya Dojo. But is his visit purely for revenge, or a harbinger of much darker schemes to come?
| Rurouni Kenshin BIG Edition Graphic Novel 4 (10-12) |
Kenshin journeys to the home of Arai Shakku, the legendary swordsmith who forged his sakabato, in the hope of procuring a replacement for the blade that was shattered in a fight with Seta Sojiro. Instead of Shakku, though, Kenshin finds his son Seiku, who has given up making instruments of death.
| Rurouni Kenshin BIG Edition Graphic Novel 5 (13-15) |
As Shishio Makoto's Juppongatana warriors descend on Aoi-Ya and the Kyoto-based Oniwabanshu, Kenshin, Sanosuke, and Saito Hajime take the fight right to Shishio's front door: his mountain stronghold. Sano tests both his fists and his powerful "Mastery of Two Layers" against the immovable Yu-kyu-zan Anji, the very person who taught him that technique.
| Rurouni Kenshin BIG Edition Graphic Novel 6 (16-18) |
Second only to Shishio Makoto when it comes to skill with a blade, the emotionless warrior Seta Sojiro's speed and agility are pushing Kenshin to the breaking point. But why did a seemingly humble man such as Sojiro decide to ally himself with the ruthless hitokiri Shishio? Mid-battle, Sojiro pauses to reflect back on his fateful encounter with the man to whom he would one day pledge his loyalty.
| Rurouni Kenshin BIG Edition Graphic Novel 7 (19-21) |
In the new Meiji Era, Himura Kenshin uses his reversed-edge sword to protect the lives of those within his reach, but during the chaos and bloodshed of the Bakumatsu, he was a very different man. What is the true story behind the cross-shaped scar Kenshin bears on his face? It is the tale of Himura Tomoe, Kenshin's wife who died at his very hands, and of her brother Enishi, who has devoted his entire existence to the goal of watching Kenshin suffer.
| Rurouni Kenshin BIG Edition Graphic Novel 8 (22-24) |
Making good on his promise to attack the Kamiya Dojo, Enishi and his comrades pounce on Kenshin and company and quickly fight them to a standstill. Seeking to break the impasse, the masked puppet master Gein prepares to unleash his greatest creation, Iwanb Version Three. Now the battle has three fronts: Sanosuke vs. Inui Banjin and his indestructible gauntlets, Yahiko vs. the deviously deadly Otowa Hy ko, and Kenshin vs. Gein's latest toy.
| Rurouni Kenshin BIG Edition Graphic Novel 9 (25-28) |
Yukishiro Enishi's plan to cast Kenshin into a living hell of remorse and regret appears to have succeeded. Holding himself responsible for Kaoru's death, Kenshin has taken up residence in the "Fallen Village," a community of outcastes and untouchables. But if he doesn't snap out of his depression soon, there may no longer be a Tokyo to return to.
| Rurouni Kenshin DVD 10 (Hyb): Between Life & Death (eps 40-43) |
Kenshin's swordsmanship has always been the strongest, but he is not a true master of the Hiten Mitsurugi Style. As a young revolutionary, Kenshin abandoned his martial training prematurely, in order to become a killer and tread the dark path of the Battosai...
| Rurouni Kenshin DVD 11 (Hyb): Faces of Evil DVD (eps 44-47) |
It is the hour of evil, when all the Juppon Gatana meet under one roof. Shishio, lord of madness, amasses his solders for a second revolution in Kyoto. With Soujiro, the boy assassin, and Anji, the fallen monk, Shishio launches his attack from a great iron ship...
| Rurouni Kenshin DVD 12 (Hyb): Blind Justice (eps 48-52) |
When Evil is blind, murder is justice! The killer Usui serves as one of Shishio's most powerful lieutenants, despite the fact he is blind. The last survivor of the Shinsengumi, Hajime Saito, believes that only one willing to commit murder can defeat Usui. Therefore, he challenges the blind assassin himself and lets Kenshin go ahead on the road to Shishio!