A historial romance set in the time of Rurouni Kenshin! R to L (Japanese Style). Doctor Kondo, a respected expert in western medicine, visits the troop. As an act of kindness, the doctor offers to give physical exams to the entire troop, and the men are ordered to strip down to their loincloths. Now Sei seems to be caught in a trap she can't get out of. She's managed to fool everyone else into thinking that she's a boy, but how can she possibly fool a doctor? In the year 1863, a time fraught with violent social upheaval, samurai of all walks of life flock to Kyoto in the hope of joining the Mibu-Roshi--a band of warriors united around their undying loyalty to the Shogunate system. In time, this group would become one of the greatest (and most famous) movements in Japanese history...the Shinsengumi!
Taeko Watanabe debuted as a manga artist in 1979 with her story [ital.] Waka-chan no Netsuai Jidai [ital.] (Love Struck Days of Waka). [ital.] Kaze Hikaru [ital.] is her longest-running series, but she has created a number of other popular series. Watanabe is a two-time winner of the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in the Girls' category-her manga [ital.] Hajime-chan is Number One! [ital.] claimed the award in 1991 and [ital.] Kaze Hikaru [ital.] took it in 2003. Watanabe read hundreds of historical sources to create [ital.] Kaze Hikaru [ital.]. She is from Tokyo.
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