New Rurouni Kenshin Manga to Tell Story of How Shishio, Yumi Met
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The July issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine announced more details about Nobuhiro Watsuki's upcoming new Rurouni Kenshin manga on Wednesday. The two-chapter manga, titled "Honō wo Suberu -Rurouni Kenshin: Uramaku-" (Controlling Flame -Rurouni Kenshin: Hidden Chapter-), will tell the story of how Shishio Makoto and Yumi Komagata met. The manga will also tell the secret of how Shishio formed his organization, the Juppongatana. Shueisha will publish the first chapter in the August issue of Jump SQ. on July 4, and the issue will feature the manga on the cover and on a center color page.
Shueisha revealed the manga in the June issue of Jump SQ. The tagline on the announcement read: "The flag-raising of the evil that evil fell in love with is finally being revealed." Watsuki is penning the all-new work to accompany the two live-action films that are slated to open on August 1 and September 13 in Japan.
Novelist Kaworu Kurosaki had revealed at Otakon last summer that her husband Watsuki is penning a manga about enemy characters. She invited the panel's audience to suggest which characters should get the spotlight, and she promised to give those suggestions — Enishi and Yumi — to Watsuki.
Watsuki is putting his Embalming manga on hiatus to draw the new manga, and he plans to resume the series with the start of the final arc this fall.
Source: Comic Natalie