Rurouni Kenshin is a series which takes place during the Bakumatsu in Japan, there was a merciless swordsman known as Hitokiri Battousai, who fought alongside revolutionaries against the government. After the revolution, he suddenly disappeared and throughout the years became a legend. About ten years later a mysterious man appears named Himura Kenshin. He is a vagabond with a dark past and sunny disposition.
He was an assassin of utmost skill in the Meiji restoration, who in the turning point of the war simply walked away. His travels lead him to Tokyo in the 11th year of the Meiji era, where he befriends a female Kendo master, a former thief, a brawler and a doctor all with their own secrets. Together they fight off the enemies surfacing from the dark past that Kenshin cannot escape