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Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 3 (Rurouni Kenshin #3)

4.43 of 5 stars 4.43  ·  rating details  ·  4,241 ratings  ·  30 reviews
After a night of gambling, Kenshin and Sanosuke return with an unexpected prize - a woman. Beautiful and mysterious, Takani Megumi, the daughter of a famous family of physicians, has unwittingly been participating in the production of a super-powerful, super-profitable form of opium. Hot on her trail is shady industrialist Kanryu, and Sanosuke may not be her best protector ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 21st 2004 by VIZ Media LLC (first published February 2nd 1995)
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N.T. Embe
Dec 07, 2012 N.T. Embe rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Japanese history, samurai, romance lovers. People who love great characters and time period pieces.
Recommended to N.T. Embe by: Toonami/Rain Misoa
Shelves: manga

I said things could only get better, and it suits for this one as well. There are villains here that I remember truly loving when they first showed up in the anime. I have a soft spot for the Oniwabanshu, and it doesn't hurt that their leader is fiercely loyal and absolutely stunningly gorgeous. Nobuhiro Watsuki, you really know how to draw. MAJOR kudos on Aoshi. But the thing is that our author-artist all in one is still able to create ways to unfold more of who the characters around him are. T
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Christina
Himura, having the empathetic and good heart that he does, defends a woman whom he knows nothing about, and battles odd cronies that have come after her. Himura and the rest of the residents at the Kamiya dojo learn that this woman, Takani Megumi, made opium for Takeda Kanryuu, an evil man who thinks not of lives but only of profit. Megumi was raised in a family of doctors, and when her family and village was destroyed, she became the assistant to the doctor that made opium that was processed in ...more
Natalie
Ok, so the first few volumes are nothing new or spectacular but even so, I still find this manga quite enjoyable. The story about a samurai who doesn't want to kill anymore and change himself due to his ruthlessness in his past is nothing new. We've seen this story before.

So far, the characters are really likeable and fun. Kenshin is the nice, honorable, and badass hero that you would expect from an action manga. But he also has a few traits that make him stand out. He's tough but he's also clum
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Sara
We are still in the opium arc, but a lot happened in this volume. We see a different side to Takani Megumi, and she really becomes a figure of pathos. She has been used by Takeda Kanryū to make a special blend of opium that will bring in 4 times the profits of previous batches. We see her look longingly at our group of misfits at the dojo, and we realize that she is looking for her family. Kamiya Kaoru shows jealousy with another woman around Kenshin, but he is focused on the upcoming battle.

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Robin
May 21, 2012 Robin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: owned
This story literally has everything I love in a manga. A fantastic main character with a wonderful backstory, an awesome leading lady who isn't just there for boob-service and actually has a great, well-rounded character, wonderful and memorable supporting characters whether they be friends or foes, stories that get rounded-out and resolved and don't just focus on getting the BRAND NEW FIGHTING TECHNIQUE!!1, a storyline that doesn't stray into sentimental or cliche and yet still tugs at your hea ...more
Jen
After a night of gambling, Kenshin and Sanosuke return with an unexpected prize - a woman. Beautiful and mysterious, Takani Megumi, the daughter of a famous family of physicians, has unwittingly been participating in the production of a super-powerful, super-profitable form of opium. Hot on her trail is shady industrialist Kanryu, and Sanosuke may not be her best protector after the death of one of his friends from an opium overdose. But Kenshin has looked into her eyes and seen her sadness. He ...more
Alex Gonzalez
I have to read more of this series. An update to come soon.
Robert J. Roland
I'm really enjoying Japanese literature. I started reading in the 7th grade bu nothing like Rurouni Kenshin though. I mean seriously It's pretty cool how Kenshin Yahiko and Sanosuke go to rescue Megumi. It seems like the whole damsel in distress fiasco is been played out. Plus it does seem highly sexist that they had Kaoru stay behind and prpare meals and baths. Thats the only reason why I rated this book a 4. Other than the sexism that I pointed out for the most part it's a good volume and I ca ...more
Starbubbles
you know, this is an older series, but unlike most of the older series that i read, this does not look dated in the slightest. it probably helped that it was based in 19th century japan instead of whatever current day it was when it was published (in this case, like 1994). i still love how watsuki explains the roots of his inspirations and models, and shares how he feels the character developed in the series. it really helps separate his creation from the original (person or character he had in ...more
Kelsey
Rurouni Kenshin is the second manga that I ever finished reading. I like the drawing style a lot and thought that the plot was pretty good. The thing that I liked about this manga was that there are several people and events in here (such as Saito Hajime, Katsura Kogoro, etc.) that were real/ did happen and I enjoyed looking up said people and events and finding out the historical facts. The manga is also a good read.
☆Eiko
大好きな作品です。個人的には最初に読んだ時、人誅編があまり好きになれなかったのですが、何度も読んでいるうちに、この物語の一番伝えたかった部分がわかってきて心にしんみりきました。
殺すために近づいたが、巴は剣心を愛してしまった。抜刀斎としてでなく
一人の人間としての剣心を見ることによって愛してしまった。
剣心も巴によって守るべき幸せを実感することが出来た。
でも、剣心は最愛の妻・巴を幕府の連中の画策と、巴が剣心を守ろうとして殺されてしまった。
さらに弟の縁の誤解などによって、その悲劇は縁を復讐の鬼へと変えてしまって。。。。。
後半の話が良かったんで最高です。
剣心の思いが切ないです。彼には幸せになってほしいと思いました。
Cℓinton Sheppard
How can all these super-bad sword-carrying guys live near such a small town... during the Meiji era - when it was illegal to carry a sword? The high number of powerful foes starts to reduce one's interest. This series needs more balanced main character relationships. I like the historical side notes.
Michelle
Not only was this an action packed series, but it was also full of great historical information. I learned so much about Japan's history by reading this series. Watsuki managed to throw in a nice amount of romance as well. All in all, it was a great fun read that kept me wanting more.
Nikki
I love the Oniwabanshu story. I like the way the heroes figure out how to fight their enemies -- e.g. Sano jumping right to the source of the flame, etc. Megumi's awesome, and the interaction between her and Kaoru is funny. Yahiko grows up well, too.
Toni
Every time I reread Rurouni Kenshin Aoshi grows on me more. He can very intense and a little insane, but he cares for his men.
Declan
Maybe I shouldn't have started with 5 stars. Cause these books keep getting better.
Jeffrey
Entertaining fluff. The villains seem a bit video-gamish though.
Moirrey
Ahh, Megumi, so selfless. I really like this arc for some reason.
Tori
Oct 04, 2008 Tori added it
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Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 3 (Rurouni Kenshin) (2004)
Ninja Neko
The story and characters aren't developing much.
Kukuh  Wiryawan
Musuh Kenshin semakin tangguh..
Steph
Sep 18, 2008 Steph rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: manga lovers
Shelves: manga
One of my favorite manga series.
Doopa5000
Very violent which is good.
Clarix_
Manga imprescindible!
Robin
Good Story!
Farhan
Oct 25, 2013 Farhan added it
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Watsuki Nobuhiro (和月 伸宏) is a Japanese manga artist, best known for his samurai-themed series Rurouni Kenshin. He once worked as an assistant for his favorite author Takeshi Obata.
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