Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story, also known as Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai X, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The fictional setting takes place during the early Meiji period in Japan. The story is about a fictional assassin named Himura Kenshin, from the Bakumatsu who becomes a wanderer to protect the people of Japan. Watsuki wrote this series upon his desire of making a sho_nen manga different from the other ones that were published in that time, with Kenshin being a former assassin and the story taking a more serious tone as it continued. The manga initially appeared in Shueisha's Weekly Sho_nen Jump from April 11, 1994, to November 4, 1999.
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