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Yūsaku Shibata's Yoakemono Manga Ends in Shonen Jump

posted on by Kyle Cardine
Samurai series began in July

This year's 50th issue of Shueisha's Shonen Jump magazine is confirming on Monday that Yūsaku Shibata's Yoakemono manga is ending in the same issue. The magazine is also announcing that the manga's first volume will ship on December 4, followed by the second volume on January 5, 2015.

Shibata began the series in July. Shonen Jump describes the story:

In history, there lies a truth which will never be told— The setting sets in Bakumatsu (late Edo Period). A pair of samurai slayers—Jinro Akatsuki and Gin Akatsuki—makes their way to Kyoto to make a name for themselves. There, they meet the strongest samurai force—the Shinsengumi—and a man that gives off the scent of a beast. The name of the man was.........Toshizo Hijikata. Within this country before the new era—a pack of beasts take a bite out of history!!

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