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Rurouni Kenshin Spinoff Manga features new protagonist!!

Rurouni Kenshin Spinoff Manga Watsuki Nobuhiro published the spin off two chapter manga of Rurouni kenshin in Jump Square magazine’s December’s issue on friday. The new Rurouni kenshin spinoff manga is titled as “Rurouni Kenshin Ibun : Ashitarou Zenka Ari,” also known as “Rurouni Kenshin Variant Story : The criminal Ashitarou,” in English.


The story of Rurouni Kenshin takes place during the early Meiji period in Japan. It tells the story of a peaceful wanderer named Himura Kenshin, formerly known as the assassin Hitokiri Battōsai. After participating during the Bakumatsu war, Kenshin wanders the countryside of Japan offering protection and aid to those in need as atonement for the murders he once committed as an assassin. When arriving in Tokyo, he meets a young woman named Kamiya Kaoru, who was in the middle of a fight with a murderer who claims to be the Hitokiri Battōsai from her swordmanship school. Kenshin decides to help her and defeats the fake Battōsai. After discovering that Kenshin is the real Battōsai, she offers him a place stay at her dojo as she notes Kenshin is a gentle person instead. Kenshin accepts and begins to establish lifelong relationships with many people, including ex-enemies, while dealing with his fair share of enemies, new and old.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

Rurouni Kenshin Spinoff Manga

The spinoff tells the story about “Hasegawa Ashitarou” who was imprisoned for comitting certain crime, and after he is released he encounters Aran Inoue, a boy of his age, as well as a mysterious girl who had been waiting for Ashitarou’s release.

Although the new manga will be out in December’s issue, the official website of Jump Sqauare magazine has published images for giving a little sneak peak preview of this new Manga.

Rurouni kenshin spinoff manga
Rurouni kenshin spinoff manga

This new manga commemorates the 9th anniversary of Jump Square magazine.Watsuki Nobuhiro published a spinff manga of Rurouni kenshin in 2014, which focused on Shishio Makoto and Komagata Yumi and their first meeting. The title of that spinoff manga was “Honō wo Suberu -Rurouni Kenshin: Uramaku,” which is also known as Controlling Flame -Rurouni Kenshin: Hidden Chapter.

Original Rurouni Kenshin 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.

News Source – Comic Natalie and ANN

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