Rurouni Kenshin: Saisen’s First Shipment Comes With A Special Booklet

By Ishaan . February 11, 2011 . 9:29am

Rurouni Kenshin: Saisen’s release date is less than a month away. As you’d expect, Namco Bandai are giving early order bonuses to people that pre-order or run out and pick the game up, post-haste.


First run copies of Saisen will come with a special booklet, and a downloadable Block Breaker game (think Arkanoid) with over 20 stages and featuring voices from Rurouni Kenshin. Also included will be 10 wallpapers for PSP custom themes and a Rurouni Kenshin voice clock, which we assume is some sort of a digital download as well.


Rurouni Kenshin: Saisen is scheduled to release on March 10th.

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  • Guest

    Cool but if they are making Anime/Manga anniversary games…where’s our Yu Yu Hakusho game

  • Tried reading Yu Yu Hakusho…Couldn’t stand it. Must be one of those manga that gets better.

    Back on topic, This is a pretty neat pre-order/early bird bonus. If (a bif if) this does come to Europe then I hope the special booklet comes with it :D

    • Yu Yu is Bleach, but with not as many hot female characters. Also the power level stuff makes a lot more sense.

    • malek86

      The first two volumes of Yu Yu Hakusho really have nothing to do with the rest of the manga. It only becomes shonen starting with the third/fourth volume.

      Also, yes, it definitely gets better. Just like Kenshin, it’s a manga with highs and lows. It’s among my favorite shonen series, narrowly edging out Kenshin because the low doesn’t last nearly as much (pretty much the final three volumes). And just like Kenshin, the artwork undergoes a dramatic shift toward the ugly. Though a better word should be “lazy”.

      • One of the reasons I can’t stand Hunter x Hunter even though the story is amazing (exluding the Insect/Chimera arc). Dammit, Togashi, don’t release only a couple of chapters a year!

        • Aoshi00

          I love the Chimera arc, at least the beginning. I’m still anxiously waiting for Vol. 28. YuYu Hakusho was definitely one of my childhood favs, I can’t believe Togashi’s sci-fi manga Level E (which he wrote after Yu Yu) is getting adapted into an anime series now after all these years, it was only a short 3 volumes but a total classic :)

          Glad I pre-ordered alrdy, love these new drawings Watsuki did, better than some of the Kanzen-ban covers :)

          • Ahahaha you reminded me to watch Level E! My friend recommended it to me, saying it’s a work of genius, but I still can’t find the time to watch it yet :)

            Have fun with your copy… Don’t think I’ll be getting this game

          • Aoshi00

            The Level E manga was really good (weird and funny sci-fi) and the art was very detailed (Togashi’s realistic drawings is really good), you oughta give it a read if you have a chance. I haven’t watched the anime either, but the opening and ending songs are so stylish and the animation seems to do his art justice.

            Not supporting Kenshin :(? I think the game should be decent if anything.. I’m glad at least this is not a brawler type like Kyoto Rinne on PS2 or Bleach..





          • I can’t support Kenshin yet :( There’s too many stuff to buy in March, my bank account is as dry as the desert. I’ll probably get it after reading a couple of reviews, as from experience, Kenshin games are quite disappointing .__. oro?

          • Aoshi00

            That’s true, and not just RK, most anime games in fact are quick cash-in and do suck.. I’ve been wishing for a 2D sprite RK fighter along the line of MvC2 or GG for over 10 yrs, I guess this is as good as it’s gonna get.. I have imported way too much recently and decided to cancel some orders that I don’t need, like Mamoru-kun PS3, I thought about just getting 1 ver of Catherine but I’ll stick to both.. even if this turns out to be mediocre, I’ve bought worse games for 60 bucks, like Sigma Harmonic (total garbage) or Rizwoad.. I think I’ve made a mistake of getting Tsuku Monogatari recently too, the reviews seem to be quite bad, so I’m scared before even getting my copy now. But yea, I need to be careful w/ my purchase… I have a long list of games that I wanna finish.. (I just picked up Tales of Graces F from P-A since it’s on sale, doh!).. but now TLS, FF13 Int’l (ch 12 now), steins;gate, catherine, and Dream Club Zero.. GalGun was fun, but got bored after repeated play.. the underwater mode was way too slow…

          • Geh, Sigma Harmonics is garbage? D: I was hoping it’d be good.. <-doesn't have a ds

            O_o that sure is a lot of games you're getting there. I wish I could finish my backlog but my department's being a jerk and is bombarding me with exams and assignments @[email protected] I'm really interested in Stein's gate, but since I can't understand japanese, I'll be lost in the dark forever

            For 2d kenshin fighter, probably you can find mugen versions of it, although it'll be pretty much unbalanced

      • Aoshi00

        The official reason for the sloppier art (especially the Sensui fight) was due to his poor health back then, not sure if it was true. Overall, YuYu Hakusho would be remembered fondly forever among older fans along w/ titles like Dragonball and Slam Dunk since many people grew up reading and watching them, as that was the golden age of Shounen Jump in the 90’s, I remembered I followed the chapters weekly when I was in Jr high, same for a great chunk of Kenshin. I liked the ghost stories in the first two volumes though, and the short stories leading to the conclusion of the series as well. The Makai tournament was rushed, he definitely just wanted to end the series back then (again maybe due to his deteriorating health) but the background stories on Kurama and Hiei were pretty cool. BTW, Togashi’s excellent Sci-fi manga has just been animated as well after all these years, he’s definitely a good writer :) Waiting for Vol. 28 of Hunter x Hunter..I was not a fan of Watsuki’s art in the later volumes either, particularly from vol. 26-28, just look at Enishi in vol 28 compared to the awesome art in vol. 23. He was going thru a phase of simplifying his art style since he lost most of his assistants who went on to do their stuff like Oda doing One Piece and Takei doing Shaman King, which he took to the extreme w/ Gun Blaze West.. I’m glad he got back to the more detailed art in Busou Renkin though, and the new arts in this booklet is pretty good. It’s inevitable artists draw differently in the long years thruout their career though. Even Inoue Takehiko got really sloppy w/ Vagabond starting from vol. 25 or so and it just goes downhill from there… and now the manga’s even on a haitus.. he perfected his realistic style of drawing in mid-late Slam Dunk, then in Real and Vagabond, but now the art is really ugly to look at, to me worse than Togashi’s sloppy art..BTW, Aoshi didn’t lose most of his battles, he won against Okina, Gein, etc (he abuses old men lol), he just lost to Kenshin, and nobody wins against Kenshin :P and of course nobody could mess w/ the mighty Shishio either.As for ups and downs, it’s hard to expect an artist to be consistently good drawing week in and week out for years and years…

  • Arcm

    Well, time preorder than :)

  • KyoyaHibari

    I think I may preorder

  • yes, the clock is a digital app :)

    • Aoshi00

      Yea I figure it’s a digital app, still pretty cool to have Kenshin’s Ororo!! to wake you up. Cool Tat-chan avatar :) This booklet is totally worth it..

  • “a downloadable Block Breaker game (think Arkanoid) with over 20 stages and featuring voices from Rurouni Kenshin.” <—- Futae no Kiwami? I wish :(

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