At first I though this would be a combination of the two DVD series by the same name, but I was entirely wrong. The movie takes place after the DVD series, and has a much different style of storytelling (more humor), while keeping the drama (and some of the gore) of the series. Once again, Kenshin is trying to leave his assassin life behind, but he's confronted with another cause to fight. There are some beautiful romantic scenes, too, though not as many as in the series. This is an excellent movie, but I would definitely watch the other two DVDs first.