Okay, I got up to volume 8 of the manga, then I decided to buy the first complete season for Rurouni Kenshin off of Amazon. I was expecting it to be really awesome, because I was in love with the manga, and so was my brother as well. So as we put in the discs and watched them, Well I found my white walls more interesting, I don't know why but the voice acting for me was really bad, and they just didn't seemed thrilled or anything. and the music wasn't fitting the emotion, I think I remember someone was about to be killed and then they play this happy acoustic music. I just didn't get it and lost interest in Rurouni Kenshin after that. Maybe that's just me, I don't know.
But the story-line is really good, I don't really like romantic crap, but this was pretty good.
Yeah, I paid about 45$ for Season 1, Season 2 is ridiculously about 80$ and the same for Season 3, If I remember correctly. Anyone know why those were so much more expensive anyways?
Grumble Grumble Grumble
Now with the Anime series, its the 2nd Season where 'Rurouni Kenshin' earns its reputation as a fantastic series. So it sounds like you gave up too early...
I liked the anime a lot and I think that the seiyuu are good enough (except for Kenshin though). Although after the Shimabara arc, I lost interest in the anime. I did watch the whole series - watched it 7 times and counting - but after the first time around, the feng sui arc just makes me sleep.