Is there any anime featuring the Meiji Restoration period and the abolishing of the samurai class?
Boku no Pico is a good one.
Boku no Pico
Boku no Kenshin
This is really a bad one if you want to se a representation of a period instead of magical shounen battles.
Samurai Champloo takes place at the end of the Edo period but doesn't really go into historical events.
RK is just about the only show that actually uses the meiji restoration/ Boshin war Surprisingly enough
So there is no anime about cute banned samurais doing cute things?
It's all over the place. Although I'm sure it's not done very well really or in any detail.
There's a manga called The Samurai of the Meiji Restoration.
What about the periods when the sword was banned for everyone except the samurai?
The Last Samurai
I see what you did there.
Hakuoki, but the VN is better than the anime