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Crèdit de la imatge: Self Portrait of Nobuhiro Watsuki. Taken from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Watsuki.jpg

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Obres de Nobuhiro Watsuki

Rurouni Kenshin, VIZBIG Volume 1 (2008) 213 exemplars
Rurouni Kenshin, VIZBIG Volume 2 (2008) 127 exemplars
Rurouni Kenshin, VIZBIG Volume 3 (2008) 102 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Vol. 2 (v. 2) (2004) 97 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Vol. 3 (v. 3) (2004) 81 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Vol. 4 (v. 4) (2004) 70 exemplars
Rurouni Kenshin Profiles (1996) 65 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Volume 6 (2005) 64 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Volume 10 (2006) 57 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Volume 9 (2005) 56 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Volume 7 (2005) 56 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Volume 8 (2005) 53 exemplars
Gun Blaze West , Vol. 1 (2001) 27 exemplars
Gun Blaze West , Vol. 2 (2001) 19 exemplars
Gun Blaze West , Vol. 3 (2001) 18 exemplars
Kenshin le vagabond, Tome 10 : (2011) 4 exemplars
Kenshin le vagabond t.11 (2011) 4 exemplars
Rurouni Kenshin Cinema Edition (2014) 3 exemplars
Kenshin le vagabond, Tome 21 : (2013) 3 exemplars
Samurai X #18 2 exemplars
Samurai X #35 2 exemplars
Samurai X #39 2 exemplars
Samurai X #34 2 exemplars
Samurai X #29 2 exemplars
Samurai X #26 2 exemplars
Samurai X #23 2 exemplars
Samurai X #02 2 exemplars
Samurai X #15 2 exemplars
Samurai X #14 2 exemplars
Samurai X #12 2 exemplars
Samurai X #08 2 exemplars
Samurai X #05 2 exemplars
Samurai X #43 2 exemplars
samurai x 33 2 exemplars
Samurai X #42 2 exemplars
Samurai X #44 2 exemplars
samurai x 52 1 exemplars
samurai x 54 1 exemplars
samurai x 53 1 exemplars
samurai x 2 1 exemplars
samurai x 3 1 exemplars
samurai x 4 1 exemplars
samurai x 5 1 exemplars
samurai x 6 1 exemplars
samurai x 7 1 exemplars
Kenshin Guide Book. Tome 1 (2003) 1 exemplars
samurai x 9 1 exemplars
samurai x 56 1 exemplars
samurai x 1 1 exemplars
samurai x 11 1 exemplars
samurai x 36 1 exemplars
samurai x 55 1 exemplars
Buso Renkin: Box Set 1 (2008) 1 exemplars
Ruruoni Kenshin 1 exemplars
Embalming, Tome 2 (2010) 1 exemplars
Samurai X: Kenshin Kaden (2004) 1 exemplars
Buso Renkin: Box Set 2 (2008) 1 exemplars
samuari x 8 1 exemplars
samurai x 10 1 exemplars
samurai x 51 1 exemplars
samurai x 42 1 exemplars
samurai x 34 1 exemplars
samurai x 35 1 exemplars
samurai x 37 1 exemplars
samurai x 38 1 exemplars
samurai x 39 1 exemplars
samurai x 40 1 exemplars
samurai x 41 1 exemplars
samurai x 43 1 exemplars
samurai x 31 1 exemplars
samurai x 44 1 exemplars
samurai x 45 1 exemplars
samurai x 46 1 exemplars
samurai x 47 1 exemplars
samurai x 48 1 exemplars
samurai x 49 1 exemplars
samurai x 50 1 exemplars
samurai x 32 1 exemplars
samurai x 30 1 exemplars
samurai x 12 1 exemplars
samurai x 20 1 exemplars
samurai x 13 1 exemplars
samurai x 14 1 exemplars
samurai x 15 1 exemplars
samurai x 17 1 exemplars
samurai x 18 1 exemplars
samurai x 19 1 exemplars
samurai x 21 1 exemplars
samurai x 29 1 exemplars
samurai x 22 1 exemplars
samurai x 23 1 exemplars
samurai x 24 1 exemplars
samurai x 25 1 exemplars
samurai x 26 1 exemplars
samurai x 27 1 exemplars
samurai x 28 1 exemplars
samurai x 16 1 exemplars
Samurai X 1 exemplars
Samurai X #11 1 exemplars
Rurouni Kenshin V01 [1/28] (1994) 1 exemplars
Samurai X #06 1 exemplars
Samurai X #07 1 exemplars
Samurai X #09 1 exemplars
Samurai X #10 1 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Tome 2 (2006) 1 exemplars
Samurai X #13 1 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Vol. 6 (2007) 1 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Tome 5 (2006) 1 exemplars
Samurai X #16 1 exemplars
Samurai X #17 1 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Tome 4 (2006) 1 exemplars
Samurai X #19 1 exemplars
Samurai X #20 1 exemplars
Samurai X #03 1 exemplars
Samurai X #01 1 exemplars
Samurai X #22 1 exemplars
The Rurouni Kenshin NB: 6 (2003) 1 exemplars
Samurai X #21 1 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Tome 3 (2006) 1 exemplars
Samurai X #45 1 exemplars
Samurai X #50 1 exemplars
Samurai X #51 1 exemplars
Samurai X #52 1 exemplars
Samurai X #53 1 exemplars
Samurai X #54 1 exemplars
Samurai X #55 1 exemplars
Samurai X #56 1 exemplars
Samurai X #48 1 exemplars
Beweegreden (2009) 1 exemplars
Een dubbele ontknoping (2009) 1 exemplars
Samurai X #49 1 exemplars
Samurai X #47 1 exemplars
Samurai X #24 1 exemplars
Samurai X #33 1 exemplars
Samurai X #25 1 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Vol. 8 (2007) 1 exemplars
Samurai X #27 1 exemplars
Samurai X #28 1 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Vol. 7 (2007) 1 exemplars
Samurai X #30 1 exemplars
Samurai X #31 1 exemplars
Samurai X #32 1 exemplars
Buso Renkin, Vol. 10 (2007) 1 exemplars
Samurai X #46 1 exemplars
Samurai X #36 1 exemplars
Samurai X #37 1 exemplars
Samurai X #38 1 exemplars
Samurai X #40 1 exemplars
Samurai X #41 1 exemplars
De twee Hitokiri (2009) 1 exemplars
Samurai X #04 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Rurouni Kenshin: Voyage to the Moon World (2006) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions60 exemplars

Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Watsuki, Nobuhiro
Altres noms
和月 伸宏
Data de naixement
1970-05-26
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
Japan
Lloc de naixement
Niigata

Membres

Ressenyes

Kaoru is on the hunt for Hitokiri Battousai, the infamous assassin who opposed the Tokugawa shogunate and killed countless men before vanishing after the start of the Meiji era, when she meets a humble rurouni named Himura Kenshin. She tells Kenshin that she's trying to clear the name of her family dojo - Hitokiri Battousai claims to use her family's sword-fighting style when he commits murder, and this lie is ruining the dojo's reputation. Kenshin happens to know that "Hitokiri Battousai" is lying about more than just that...because he's the real Hitokiri Battousai, determined to live out the rest of his days without killing anyone else.

This omnibus volume includes volumes 1-3 of the series, introducing Kaoru, Yahiko, Sanosuke, and Megumi. It ends with Kenshin, Sanosuke, and Yahiko beginning a mission to rescue Megumi from Takeda Kanryu, which will involve going up against Shinomori Aoshi and his followers, the Oniwabanshu.

I found this in a used bookstore years ago and was thrilled. It's a great edition, with large pages and therefore large artwork, solid binding, and, if I counted right, 26 pages of full-color artwork. And now I can't look at it without remembering that Nobuhiro Watsuki was charged with possession of child pornography in 2017. I think one of the reasons this news upset me so much is because I recalled thinking that Watsuki sounded like a nice guy whenever I read his author's notes: he read like the gentler side of Kenshin. Maybe it would be easier to mentally separate the creator and the work/character if it weren't for those author's notes? Are the anime and live action movies also tainted now? I don't know - I haven't tried to watch any of them since I read that news.

At any rate, I read this, now I'm writing about it, and then I'm offloading it.

This collection of the first three volumes held up reasonably well on a reread - the art is clean and crisp, with refreshingly distinct character designs, and although many of the villains should be ridiculous (there's a guy who literally stores a bag of oil in his belly, which he ignites with false teeth made of flint so that he can blow fire at people), they somehow work in context. Or maybe that's just nostalgia talking.

The best and most appealing aspect of this series, though, is Kenshin, the experienced warrior who deliberately comes across as a little goofy and clumsy as he tries to stay out of fights. His sense of justice won't let him stand by as others are harmed, however, so he fights when necessary, but does his best to ensure he won't kill anyone by wielding a sakabato, a sword with the cutting edge on the wrong side. The best design aspect of this series is the way Kenshin's eyes shift - wide and friendly when he's the humble rurouni, and fierce and narrow when he's Hitokiri Battousai.

Rurouni Kenshin is filled with characters whose transition to the Meiji era has been uneasy at best. In the first three volumes, we meet just a few of them: Jin-e, a killer; Sanosuke, the man who becomes one of Kenshin's allies; the Oniwabanshu. Almost everyone has a heavy past, which makes for some dramatic encounters with Kenshin, depending on how they approach him and anyone he's protecting.

This is only the start of the series - there are better moments later on - but it reminded me why I enjoyed it, and why it makes me so sad that it's tainted for me now.

Extras:

Quite a few author's notes and behind-the-scenes/character creation tidbits throughout. The volume also ends with two chapters that could be considered extras: one published a year before the series began, which reads a bit like a side story, and one published half a year before that. The second one features several recognizable characters/names, although their roles and personalities were occasionally very different. There's also a 2-page "Glossary of the Restoration" section.

Rating Note:

I'm opting to leave this without a rating. I'm not sure what I would have given it when I first read it, and I don't want to try rating it now.

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)
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Familiar_Diversions | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Apr 17, 2022 |
Kenshin or Himura Kenshin was based on one of the four great assassins of the revolutionary period of Japan named Kawakami Gensai. Kenshin is considered one of the "greats" for manga lovers and it's easy to see why. With a solid balance of comedy and violence, Kenshin provides a look at cultural Japan just as guns were being introduced as a weapon in Japan. I would consider this manga storyline to be well written but it does follow a basic formula of manga. Introduction, Story, Side Story, Story, Side Story. Commonly known as "filler", these side stories are simple stories that would be published to gauge readership in manga magazines such as Shonen Jump. I enjoyed what I could make of the storyline and the artistry, but I felt there was a lot of "filler" for the first and second volumes. The last volume ended way too abruptly and I was unsure of what was a side story and what was crucial to the plot. The violence in this manga is sometimes unnecessary and I found myself skipping over some panels because I felt they were unneeded. Overall, great work but I don't think I will be reading any more Kenshin.… (més)
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HeidiSV | Feb 28, 2022 |
Hahaha chapter 157 was hiilarious!!! I don't like that Karuo doesn't stand up for herself when it comes to Kenshin though... I mean all the characters know that they're destined for each other but nothing NOT A THING!!!!
 
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Nikki_Sojkowski | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 26, 2021 |
It's really starting to get interesting now! We get I learn about Kenshin's past and who That girl was!
 
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Nikki_Sojkowski | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 26, 2021 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
300
També de
1
Membres
12,293
Popularitat
#1,903
Valoració
4.1
Ressenyes
64
ISBN
517
Llengües
8
Preferit
7

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