A hundred and fifty years ago in Kyoto, amid the flames of revolution, there arose a warrior, an assassin of such ferocious power he was given the title Hitokiri - manslayer. With his bloodstained blade, Hitokiri Battosai helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu period and end the reign of the shoguns, slashing open the way toward the progressive Meiji Era. Then he vanished, and with the flow of years became legend.
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.
Story and art by Nobuhiro Watsuki.