photographs by Olivia Bee
a sample of some great work by Ji Lee, Communication and Graphic designer
Rurouni Kenshin is not the first anime I ever watched but kinda comes a close second - I believe it was dubbed when I watched it on tv. You could say it is a bit oldschool, there is great design and painting style in the pages of the manga, great music, direction and fighting sequences in the anime and fully fledged characters that stem from historic legends of Japan. One can only disregard the number of filler episodes, the fact that the third long arc of the manga was never included in the anime version but was made into two OVAs - one of which can be disputed that altered the very core of the main character - because this is a fascinating in all of its simplicity story of a swordsman and his peace. Okay, also because we were anxious to see Kenshin lose it at some point and go all Hitokiri Battosai on someone. It is highly recommended to check out the anime, manga and OVAs, all rights of which (should) belong to Nobuhiro Watsuki. Note for OP lovers, Eiichiro Oda was an assistant to the mangaka during the production of the story and inspired a character in the second arc ~ Spoiler alert ~ rimes with o-kama.
Pics from chapters 57, 183, 255 courtesy of scanlation teams.