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るろうに剣心 4 (Rurouni Kenshin #4)

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剣心達の前に立ちふさがる御庭番衆!一番手・般若を倒した剣心は、二番手・式尉を左之助に任せ、御庭番衆御頭・四乃森蒼紫の待つ二階へ…!剣心対蒼紫、「幕末最強」の名をかけた激闘が始まる!
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Published April 4th 1995 by 集英社
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José
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Tremendo... Pobre Aoshi T_T

Nicolás Pinto
Qué buen personaje el de Aoshi Shinomori, y excelente para ser el némesis de Kenshin —al menos hasta donde llegué a leer—. Me gusta el opuesto entre personalidades y los modos de vida, cada uno de ellos justos en su medida. Veremos como sigue, la vara quedó alta.
Nicolo Yu
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Volumes 3 and 4 contain the first major arc of this series, contained in these two books. Megumi was introduced in the previous volume and it's revealed to be the chemist behind a new and highly addictive variant of opium out in the the streets. Still, she's less Walter White and more of a coerced hostage. Her addition to the cast initially brought her into conflict with the senior members. First, her flirty actions towards Kenshin infuriated Kaoru to no end; and with Sano, who blames her for th ...more
N.T. Embe
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Japanese history, samurai, romance lovers. People who love great characters and time period pieces.
Recommended to N.T. by: Toonami/Rain Misoa
Shelves: manga

As always, this manga gets better and better with every volume. We get to meet so many new amazing enemies in this one, and a new person that'll be joining the cast for the duration. It's funny how when I first saw Megumi, our second female character to really take any front-and-center stage in importance in this series, that I didn't like her. I've been so badgered by bad female characters that my minimal exposure to her instantly brought a frown to my face and made my eyes darken, my thoughts
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Samantha Tolleson
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anime and Manga fans
Recommended to Samantha by: previous volumes
This volume kicks off with Chapter 23: Spy and Kempoist, Hanya

I'll write more when editing mode hits me.
Have fun reading!
Ta-ta Pretties!
Derek
Aug 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This volume has a confrontation with Shinomori Aoshi, the first opponent to seriously challenge Kenshin's skill.
Elizabeth
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-comics
The one thing I always remembered from the anime was from this volume! I hadn't realized that.

I'm also pretty sure the anime is where I first heard about the Gatling gun. Rurouni Kenshin, an educational show... bless.

Aoshi is a badass... kind of all I got to say here. I think Watsuki also portrayed Megumi's struggles very well, so it makes me kind of sad that she shows up less in the next few volumes (no idea if that changes, though).

(Ugh I feel awful that this review is bad, but like I've no
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Scott Lee
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVE this series. I love the characters, I love the balance between action, character, and comedy, It makes me SO happy. It is my favorite episodic, loosely plotted manga, and still right up there with favorite-favorites like Fullmetal Alchemist, or Naoki Urasawa's Monster or 20th Century Boys. This arc concludes the Takani Megumi storyline, and pits Kenshin directly against Aoshi, the leader of the Onibawanshu working for Kanryu. Granted we're only four volumes in, but I love this ...more
Kelly Tse
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a guilty pleasure re-read of the series alongside my regular GR challenge. I've loved Rurouni Kenshin since I was a kid, and it makes me happy to dive back into this series.
Nathália
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, manga
aoshi :(
Ridvan
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read for those that enjoyed the tv series like I have.
MC
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rurouni Kenshin's adventures are getting more dangerous, and exciting, in volume four of the titular series. The story picks up directly off of the end of volume three, wherein Kenshin, his friend Sanosuke, and Kaoru's student, Yahiko, have gone to rescue a female doctor named Megumi from the drug cartel that is holding her hostage and forcing her to make opium for them.

The interesting part about this volume was the greater insight into the characters. Yahiko is brave and has learned some skill
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Lynn
Today's post is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 4 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is 208 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump. The cover has Kenshin and company on it. It is the fourth volume in the long running series. You have to have read the three first in the series to understand the story. The intended reader is someone who likes historical stories, manga, and interesting characters. There is no foul language, no sex, but some violence in this series. The story is told from third person close foll ...more
Jess Neuner
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, manga
We're in a race against time as Kenshin, Sano, and Yahiko (but not Kaoru, since waiting at home for the boys to come back while the ten year old goes to fight is apparently a good idea) fight their way through Kanryuu's guards. Aoshi, the spy, has given Megumi a knife and gave her the option to end things herself, as she's burdened by a lot of guilt for the pain and deaths she caused through her manufacture of opium, even though she'd been forced into it by Kanryuu and it wasn't her fault.

Team K
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Starbubbles
Aug 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
so tragic! this series really seems to bring home that guns are just not as honorable as swords. they just aren't "japan." i have that in quotes because i'm talking about the essence of what japan is, not just the country or what people think of japan when it's mentioned. if there was a deity named japan, it would be holding a katana, not a pistol. well, maybe a cherry blossom now, but a katana and peach blossoms for back then. no one pays attention to the modest peach blossom anymore. i think i ...more
Christina
To rescue Megumi, Kenshin, Sanosuke, and Yahiko have stormed Kanryuu's mansion, and Sanosuke and Kenshin face off against their almost dopple-gangers in skill, the Oniwabanshu. But even if Kenshin manages to win by a hair in this intense battle, will the cards Kanryuu pulls from his sleeve be the end of them all...?


So I guess for every character it's like a face off against their other self, in a way. That's kind of sad. But I really am getting quite bored with Rurouni Kenshin, because it has no
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Robin
May 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
bakanekonomama
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Aduh... Aoshi-sama..... Kamu keren banget! Sempat lupa sama kekerenan dia, dan sekarang jadi inget lagi. Hahaha

Oh iya, lihat Megumi di sini jadi ngebandingin sama Megumi di live actionnya deh. Aoi Yuu tuh nggak cocok buat jadi Megumi. Megumi tuh orang yang punya sexual appeal tinggi, sementara dia kurang. Imejnya terlalu polos soalnya. Cuman lipstiknya aja ditebelin.... -,- Itulah sebabnya gw nggak suka sama live actionnya. Si Satou Takeru lumayan oke sih jadi Kenshin, Kaorunya juga cocok. Tapi
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La Revistería Comics
Reedición de Rurouni Kenshin volumen 4: Dos finales.
Incluye la popular sección "Aclaraciones de la traducción" y el índice original, inédito en la primera edición argentina.

Índice de Rurouni Kenshin Volumen 4: Dos finales
Capítulo 23: Hannya - Espía y kenpoka
Capítulo 24: El valor de Hannya, las cicatrices de Shikijou
Capítulo 25: Duelo de habilidad
Capítulo 26: El Okashira - Aoshi Shinomori
Capítulo 27: Una lucha violenta
Capítulo 28: Fin del duelo a muerte
Capítulo 29: Dos finales -Megumi-
Capítulo 30
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Chelsea Gouin
The Megumi arc comes to a bloody close. This volume was mainly sword fights as Kenshin and Co battle through the mansion to rescue Megumi. It was fast paced and I don't see why all the backstories were included for characters that are clearly not a part of the bigger plot...which is still non-existant. I don't know where the story is going and it's starting to get frustrating. So, if you're into the series so far...this is just one fight after the next. No real revelations, though Yahiko continu ...more
Jeffrey
I keep flipping between three and four stars on this one.

Nobuhiro Watsuki continues our voyage through Meiji era Japan, exploring the cast-offs and other losers of the revolutionary war. With soldiers who never got the chance to fight and generals who fought only for their own self interest, Watsuki makes no side a hero in this tumultuous time for the Japanese empire.

It's good, if not always emotionally deep. It has the potential to be excellent.
Cathy
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Continuing where volumes 1-3 left off--Kenshin, Sanosuke, and Yahiko's rescue attempt of Megumi. An important volume for the introduction/fleshing out of the antagonist character of Aoshi. Having just finished watching the live action Kenshin trilogy--this source material takes a very different storytelling route than the films. It is interesting to compare--but, I find both versions action packed and engaging. Volume 4 just furthers my love of this character and series.
Kelsey
Jul 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Aurélie
Avec le recul, je me dis que ce manga Shonen n'était pas si bon que ça, mais j'ai longtemps conservé en mémoire l'effet produit par les extraordinaires OAV consacrées au chapitre du souvenir.
Kenshin reste un divertissement très honorables, mais je ne pourrais sans doute pas le relire aujourd'hui, too much.
Robert J. Roland
Before I start my review I just to point out if any of you have noticed the side story. I'm not gona lie. I hate that, that is the only thing I don't like Rurouni Kenshin manga series. I mean it just makes it hard to follow for me but thats me personally. Otherwise the Rurouni Kenshin series is just as good as the one before and I can't wait until the next.
Clinton Sheppard
Aug 18, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
More of the same... super capable bad guys. Nowhere near as enjoyable as Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 1: The Ronin
Toni
Apr 17, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More rurouni love. Kenshin, eternally selfless.

Heh, also a little Sano/Megumi shipping here. That would actually be an interesting couple. I think they could be good for each other in a lot of ways. At the very least they would never get bored.
Thomas Griffin
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Oniwabanshu arc is one of my favorites of the series. The most interesting bad guys are always the ones with a code all their own, and the Oniwabanshu stick to their code of loyalty with so much vigor that you find yourself rooting for them, by the end. Kenshin will be Kenshin, though.
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
Jul 17, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this one. Kenshin vs. Aoshi is epic, and the Oniwabanshu... I think the balance of talking to fighting is pretty good, even if Kenshin does a bit too much explaining of his fighting sometimes.
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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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