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Kenshin to Fight Live-Action Film's Characters in New Manga

posted on by Ko Ransom
"Cinema Version" series to begin in next month's Jump SQ. magazine

The May issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine revealed on Wednesday that Nobuhiro Watsuki's new Kenshin manga series, Rurouni Kenshin -Cinema-ban- (Rurouni Kenshin: Cinema Version), will focus on battles fought with characters from the upcoming live-action film. The issue has a feature promoting the "reboot" of the Rurouni Kenshin series, although the magazine is not necessarily using the term "reboot" with the English denotation in mind. The new manga series will begin in the next issue of Jump Square on May 2.

The film will open in Japan on August 25. The first half of the new Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen anime project just opened in two theaters in December, and the second half is slated to be completed this summer. Viz Media publishes the manga in North America. While Watsuki is working on the new Rurouni Kenshin manga, he is putting his Embalming - The Another Tale of Frankenstein manga on hiatus until fall.

[Via Manga News]

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