Inuyasha VS. Rurouni Kenshin
OK, here I don't compare FIGHTING SKILLS, but the STORIES themselves:
Both Inuyasha and Kenshin want to protect their loved ones. What I don't like in Inuyasha story is that it's too simple, there isn't much surprise or anxiety like in Kenshin.
What I like more in Kenshin is that every character had an interesting past. Its meanings are especially profound!
I got bored with Inu Yasha after the first 30 eps. Kenshin's not as indepth as I'd prefer and has some filler, but it's definitely better than IY in my opinion.