Nobuhiro Watsuki Draws 2-Chapter Rurouni Kenshin Spinoff Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The November issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine is announcing a new Rurouni Kenshin spinoff manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki and his wife Kaoru Kurosaki on Tuesday titled "Rurouni Kenshin Ibun: Ashitarō Zenka Ari" (Rurouni Kenshin Variant Story: The Criminal Ashitarō). The manga will have two chapters, and Jump Square will publish the first chapter in the December issue on November 4 with a center color page.
Watsuki first launched his Rurouni Kenshin manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1994. The manga centers around Kenshin Himura, once a deadly assassin during the Meiji Restoration, who is trying to find a new life beyond violence. The manga has since been adapted into a 95-episode TV anime series, an anime film, three original video anime, three live-action films, and a stage musical by the all-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue.
Watsuki previously published a Rurouni Kenshin spinoff manga in 2014 titled "Honō wo Suberu -Rurouni Kenshin: Uramaku-" (Controlling Flame -Rurouni Kenshin: Hidden Chapter-) that focused on how Shishio Makoto and Yumi Komagata met.