I know not a lot of people are into Manga here, no worries, if you ever find yourself looking for a series to expand your library, by a gift for a MAnga lover whatever, this is the one to get.
If follows the adventures if Hitokiri Battosai otherwise known as Himura Kenshin, post Tokegawa. It's loosely based in history, but not enough to make it fact.
It also bills itself as a romantic series, though by American standards it is not. Everything from the art work to the story line make Watsuki's masterpiece worth the time and effort.
I found most of mine at the library. It's also labeled as Samurai X, just so you know.