As the restoration era starts, Samurai has no longer allowed to walk around carrying sword. Kenshin moves to a small town where he meets Kaori, an owner of a dojo. She trust him and he finds a family.
This was a very cute anime few years ago. I think the success of this story lied behind it’s beautiful art and strong character. It also served a lot of Japanese history. But, if I had to choose, I’d rather watch the anime than reading the manga.