In time for travel home at the end of the Golden Week holidays, ads for manga were displayed at transit hubs like Shinjuku Station. There was The Promised Neverland, Kimetsu no Yaiba, and, what was really grabbing visitors, Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido, planned to run in Jump Sq. this summer. Get a look after the jump.
Add the monthly Jump Square to the list of manga magazines in transition. To Love-Ru Darkness is heading out. 7th Garden moved online. And, it's time for some new blood. A big name in the wave of upcoming manga is Rurouni Kenshin's new Hokkaido arc. However, the plans are currently for an indefinite "summer." And, speaking of cute guys and historic swords, there's a Touken Ranbu tie-in.
Last year, or earlier this year for English language readers, Rurouni Kenshin returned for spin-off Ex-Con Ashitaro, which turned out to be a teaser for Nobuhiro Watsuki's larger Hokkaido Chapter. Shonen Jump Global VP Hisashi Sasaki has shared some insight into what to expect from this in a video from ViZ, including the detail that five arcs are planned, kicking off starting this spring.
The new "Rurouni Kenshin" smartphone game is on the way, and Bandai Namco has just revealed gameplay footage, sprites, and more! Pre-registration for the game is now open, and helping drive their numbers up could earn you some cool in-game prizes. Hit the jump to get started!
Bandai Namco announced plans to bring Rurouni Kenshin to smartphones in Japan in a game called Rurouni Kenshin: Kengekikenran. Described as a "weapons action battle" game, the iOS and Android title will be free to play with in-app purchases. Read on for more.
If you've been waiting for the new Rurouni Kenshin spinoff, your wait is over. Digital Shonen Jump subscribers can grab their copy of The Ex-Con Ashitaro right now, and non-subscribers can buy it on the cheap. Hit the jump to find out how!
The heroes and villains of Rurouni Kenshin have been reimagined as beautiful paintings by sumi-e master Okazu, and you've got one week left to grab your own! Pre-orders are open for three different pieces. Hit the jump to get yours!
The Japanese Shonen Jump will be running Christmas and New Year's double issues between break weeks, but Viz's English edition will be filling in the spaces with bonus issues. These will feature Yu-Gi-Oh! Transcend Game, the tie-in to the Dark Side of Dimensions anniversary anime movie, and the Rurouni Kenshin two-parter that leads into the newly announced Hokkaido Arc.