Rurouni Kenshin is a manga written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki, whose anime adaptation was directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi.
Rurouni Kenshin was set in the early years of the Meiji era of the Empire of Japan, affecting the plot events that happened in the Bakumatsu time of the Tokugawa Dynasty.
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Himura Kenshin is the main character based on the historical character Kawakami Gensai and other historical characters such as the rōnin Musashi Miyamoto.
On the other hand, the first 62 episodes of the anime cover the first 18 volumes of the manga, while the rest are filler episodes that do not appear in the manga.
The story focuses on Himura Kenshin, who was the most famous and feared assassin of these times called Hitokiri Battōsai.
After the fighting ended, he decided to become anonymous and became a wanderer who travels the country helping people as a way of making amends for all the lives he took.