â€˘ This VIZBIG edition of Rurouni Kenshin contains Volumes 7-9, bonus color content, and updated text.â€˘ A 28-volume manga series â€“ over 4.5 million copies in accumulated sales in Japan!â€˘ Rurouni Kenshin has sold through over 1.2 million units in the US to date. (Bookscan).â€˘ Rurouni Kenshin was the #1 series sold in 2004, and Rurouni Kenshin volume 1 was the top graphic novel sold in 2004 (BookScan).â€˘ Rurouni Kenshin has made numerous appearances on the USA Today Top 150 list, and was the first graphic novel title ever to make it on USA Todayâ€™s Top 150 overall fiction list.â€˘ Rurouni Kenshin was named the Top Manga Property of 2004 by ICv2.â€˘ The anime series, which aired on Cartoon Networkâ€™s Adult Swim, continues to be one of the most popular series.â€˘ Rurouni Kenshin inspired a movie and an OAV series, currently available in English from ADV Films.â€˘ Translated in 14 countries worldwide.Packed with action, romance and historical intrigue, Rurouni Kenshin is one of the most beloved and popular manga series worldwide. Set against the backdrop of the Meiji Restoration, it tells the saga of Himura Kenshin, once an assassin of ferocious power, now a humble rurouni, a wandering swordsman fighting to protect the honor of those in need.Â The Shinsengumi--fearsome and formidable protectors of the ShĂ´gunate. Kenshin knows them well, having done battle with them during the final days of the Meiji Restoration. One man in particular--SaitĂ´ Hajime, captain of the third unit--lingers in Kenshin's mind. Now an officer of the law and known as "Fujita GorĂ´," SaitĂ´ arrives on the steps of the Kamiya Dojo, challenging Kenshin to a duel that will force a reawakening of Kenshin's own past. But the confrontation with SaitĂ´ is just the beginning of something much larger, something that will involve the future of the new Japan...