For those of you who wonder why anyone would be a fan of a Japanese historically based anime / manga/ movie. For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about. I want to link to some of my own writing about this subject.
I wrote the H2G2 article about Rurouni Kenshin. You can find it here.
In a way. Rurouni Kenshin is like the western tv show, the rifleman. In that show, a man is living a simple life trying to escape from his past as the best killer of his class (Rifleman). In Kenshin, the man was an assassin who killed with a sword. He has given up killing, but sometimes people who know his reputation don’t believe him and won’t let him put his sword down.
Lots of nobility. Honor. And kickass fight scenes.