Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan, Donten ni Warau Recommendations
Meiji Period dramas revolving around the decline of the samurai class as Japan opened its gates to the outside world. In particular, the conflict between samurai and police officers (with a ninja or two thrown in) may seem familiar. Donten ni Warau is more of a fantasy story than the action-packed Rurouni Kenshin, but it does include exciting fight scenes and some wacky characters wielding unusual weapons. Also, both series manage to balance their sad or serious moments with hilarious slapstick humour.