Manga Takes 2-Month Break Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc

Shueisha’s official Jump SQ Twitter account. The magazine announced on Thursday that Nobuhiro Vatsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc Manga manga will not appear in the magazine’s July or August issues. The July issue will ship on Friday and the August issue on July 2. The manga will return in a September issue, which will be released in early August.

Watsuki and his wife/writer Kaoru Kurosaki are publishing the manga Rurouni Kenshin: Ark Hokkaido (Rurouni Kenshin, Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Hokkaido-hen) on Shueisha’s Jump SQ. Magazine in September 2017. The manga was disbanded in December 2017 after Vacuki was accused of possessing child pornography. The series was later re-released in June 2018. Shueisha released the manga’s fifth compiled volume on December 4 and will release the sixth volume on July 2.

Viz Media published the manga in English at the same time, but stopped when the manga collapsed.

Watsuki published 28 volumes of the Rurouni Kenshin manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1994. The manga has over 60 million copies in print. The manga revolves around Kenshin Himura, a once fatal assassin during the Meiji Restoration who tries to find a new life outside of violence. Since then, the manga has been turned into a 95-part anime television series, anime films, three original anime video projects, five live-action films, and a musical by the female music theater company Takarazuka Revue. The newest Rurouni Kenshin Saish Langsungsh Live Film opens in Japan on April 23 and the Rurouni Kenshin Saishsh live film The Beginning opens in Japan on Friday.

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