Earlier news had announced that Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido Arc will have its indefinite “summer” kick off in manga magazine Jump SQ. However, with last week’s September 2017 issue, the return of Rurouni Kenshin  “Hokkaido Arc” will start in the September 4 release of Jump SQ’s October 2017 issue!


With the new illustration of Himura Kenshin,  revealing his serious expression and critical gaze as the front cover, the new arc definitely hinted an action packed story.

The manga creator, Nobuhiro Watsuki, seemed to have added new challenges and new characters in this new arc; while picking up where the The Ex-Con Ashitaro spin-off left the wandering swordsman and his crew, with the October issue, out September 4th.

Jump SQ will also be celebrating their 10th anniversary with autograph sessions in five different cities across Japan! Rurouni Kenshin’s Watsuki Nobuhiro, Blue Exorcist’s Katou Kazue, Blood Blockade Battlefront’s Nightow Yasuhiro, Platinum End’s Obata Takeshi, and The Prince of Tennis’s Konomi Takeshi will meet with fans starting in Hokkaido sometime in September. Afterward, they’ll make their way around Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Tokyo.

The spin-off’s first installment was published late last year, with the story being about a man named Ashitaro Hasegawa, an ex-con, who has recently been released from prison. Upon release, he runs into a couple that has been waiting for this day for quite some time. Since the last chapter ended, Rurouni Kenshin fans have been desperately waiting for the release of the next installment, with their wishes finally being heard.

Rurouni Kenshin’s Hokkaido Arc is set to be released in the October issue of Jump SQ summer edition, which will be available for fans to enjoy on September 4th this year. Until then, there is still time for manga fans to enjoy get up to date with the original series, as well as The Ex-Con Shitaro spin-off.

<© Watsuki Nobuhiro / Shueisha © Jump SQ September 2017 Edition / Shueisha>
<Source: Crunchyroll, Otakumode>



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