The story begins after the Bakumatsu war, which signals the end of the Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji period. Kenshin, a former assassin during the war, wanders Japan helping strangers in need of his skills in order to repent for his acts of violence. He’s typically peaceful, and would rather strike a man using the reverse side of his blade, than killing him.
After wandering for some time, he saves the life of a woman named Kamiya Kaoru, who offers him a home at her family’s dojo in return for his help. Kenshin agrees and continues a peaceful existence until it’s revealed that they may be in danger due to a plot to overthrow the Meiji government.
This title has a lot of historical references but continues to deliver jaw dropping acting sequences. It’s a fun anime series for those who like swordsmanship without all the extra additives that turn a historical genre into a supernatural one.
Just as a reminder, don’t forget to check out Kenshin’s next appearance in “J-Stars Victory Vs” for the paystation 3 on March 19th!