New "Rurouni Kenshin" Manga Launches in Jump SQ

Classic series returns to manga, but not in the way you'd expect

True to the announcement back in December, a new Rurouni Kenshin manga has started up in monthly manga magazine Jump SQ alongside D.Gray-Man, Claymore, and Blue Exorcist.




Bad news for all you folks hoping for a sequel: Rurouni Kenshin - Kinema Version doesn't have much to do with the original series. Think of it as a retelling or a reboot based on the upcoming live-action movie, set to release in August. Starting with Kenshin meeting Kaoru and settling in at the Kamiya Dojo, you'll see plenty of familiar faces and get a fresh take on the story, with clean new art from original author Nobuhiro Watsuki.




This isn't really what I expected, but I'm willing to give it a shot--after all, the movie looks surprisingly good! What do you think? Will this series help boost popularity of the original series, possibly leading to a total Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood-style reboot?



via Comic Natalie

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