Rurouni Kenshin To Get Spin-Off Shishio Manga In August


The July issue of Shueisha’s Jump SQ magazine in Japan contains details of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s new Rurouni Kenshin spin-off manga, Comic Natalie reports (via: ANN).


The new manga will be just two chapters in length and is titled Controlling Flame –Rurouni Kenshin: Hidden Chapter-. It will focus on the meeting of Shishio Makoto and and his significant other, Yumi Komagata.


The manga will also detail how Shishio formed the Juppongatana, his organization of warriors and assassins that he recruits in an attempt to overthrow the Japanese government in the original Rurouni Kenshin manga.


The first chapter of the manga will be published in the August issue of Jump SQ, the same month that the first of two Rurouni Kenshin movies focusing on the saga’s Kyoto Arc will debut in Japan.


Image courtesy Comic Natalie.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.