Viz Media's Shonen Jump Alpha Adds New Rurouni Kenshin Manga (Updated)
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Monday's issue of Viz Media's Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha digital magazine revealed that Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin Reboot (Rurouni Kenshin -Cinema-ban-) manga will join the magazine's lineup each month starting in the magazine's next issue, which will be released on May 21. Monday's issue of Viz's digital magazine had published the final chapter in Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Bakuman manga.
Rurouni Kenshin -Cinema-ban- began running in Shueisha's monthly Jump Square magazine in the June issue that shipped on May 2. The manga focuses on battles fought with characters from the upcoming live-action film.
A separate "Chapter Zero" of the original Rurouni Kenshin manga is currently scheduled to be published in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan in August. The live-action film will open in Japan on August 25. The first half of the new Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen anime project recently opened in two theaters in December, and the second half is slated to be completed this summer.
Viz Media publishes the original Rurouni Kenshin manga in North America.
Update: Viz Media's Shonen Jump Twitter account noted on Monday that the choice to add Rurouni Kenshin Reboot to the Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha lineup was made before the magazine launched its online poll about which series from Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine fans would like Viz to add to its digital magazine.
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