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Samurai X  is a Japanese manga series turned TV show that takes place over 100 years ago in Japan. It tells the story of a swordsman with trademark red hair and a cross shaped scar on his left cheek named Kenshin Himura. Kenshin fought valiantly during the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate and played a huge role to bringing about the Meiji Restoration. He became known as the greatest swordsman of all time, earning the nickname 'Hitokiri Battousai' which means 'the man who slashes as he draws his sword'. However, once the Restoration was over Kenshin made a vow to never kill again, became a wanderer and disappeared without a trace. His whereabouts remained unknown for around 10 years, during which he spent wandering around all of Japan assisting people who needed help in some way.

    The story actually begins when Kenshin finally resurfaces in Tokyo after 10 long years of wandering. There he meets a young girl named Kaoru Kamiya, who is the owner of a local swordsmanship dojo. Kenshin is pleased when Kaoru says that she doesn't care about his past as the 'Hitokiri Battousai' and when she invites him to live at her dojo, he decides to stop wandering and stay with her. Although Kenshin no longer wanders, he still manages to affect peoples' lives positively. After a short while of living with Kaoru, Kenshin gains two other close allies. One is a gangster/freeloader named Sanosuke Sagara, who's angry outlook on life is turned around after being defeated in a fight by Kenshin. The other is Kaoru's only dojo student, a boy named Yahiko Myojin who was forced to work as a pick-pocket until being rescued by Kenshin and Kaoru. The group is soon joined by Megumi Takani, a 'foxy' female doctor who was rescued by the Kenshin and the others. As time goes by Kenshin becomes aquainted with a whole cast of interesting characters, both friend and foe. Although Kenshin has finally settled down his legendary reputation follows him, and the results are often chaotic. Kenshin often struggles to protect Kaoru and the other people around him from assorted enemies while still trying to maintain his vow to never kill again. The story of Rurouni Kenshin is jam-packed with action and adventure, although it also contains humor, romance and an underlying message about the value of human life.