Action, romance, and historical intrigue help make Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin, the tale of a wandering swordsman set against the backdrop of the Meiji Restoration, one of the most popular Shonen Jump titles among fans to date. Himura Kenshin, once an assassin (or hitokiri) of ferocious power, now fights to protect the honor of those in need.
Nobuhiro Watsuki was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1970. He became a manga artist, and his first comic 'Podmark' won him the Pop Step Award. Watsuki was an assistant to Takeshi Obata for a while, working on 'Arabian Lamp' and 'Chikara Mito Denzetsu'. In 1994, magazine Sueisha published a 31-page story by him which proved to be the introduction to the popular series 'Rurouni Kenshin'. These series were also made into animation.