Even before I started watching Ruroni Kenshin, i heard that it was a great anime (I’ve heard that Samurai X – what comes before Kenshin is even better but can’t confirm that yet) and I must agree with that. The “manslayer turned wanderer with an oath never to kill again” starts slowly but bit by but we discover the true nature of Kenshin (now fighting with a reverse blade sword) as his past comes to haunt him back.
Compared to most other anime, most of the series are just one or two episodes standing in isolation apart from a few very very gripping set of episodes (particularly shishio) but it is nice and easy watching. So if you have a chance to see it, go for it but it requires a lot of downloads – about 90 episodes.
P.S. Seeing Japan move from a sword driven society to modern age is also very interesting – people always have problems to adapt and this series depicts that as well. Don’t know how much truth there’s in that though!