Started watching the Anime on Sunday. Is Kenshin the most over powered MC ever? He fights Aoshi, then I assume Sojiro and then Shishio...consecutively. So he fights the 3 strongest?
Is this where Gintama gets inspiration from?
All that eventually takes its toll on him, as you'll find out in a later arc if you read the manga.
And frankly, none of them would have been that much of a problem if Kenshin just used a real sword. Aoshi and Shishio would have died the first time he struck them with his blade, and his first sword clash with Soujiro would result in him cutting through Soujiro's katana and killing him. Ah, his no-killing vow...
And no way is this comparable to Gintama. That comes entirely from Sorachi-sensei's wonderful, twisted, demented mind!