Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc Manga Goes on Hiatus

Japanese publisher Shueisha has announced that Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin manga is going on hiatus, due to Watsuki being charged for possession of child pornography. For more details on this, please read Anime News Network’s article.

The manga will not run in Shueisha’s Jump SQ. Magazine as of the January 2018 issue, which will ship on December 4, 2017. Shueisha commented that it is taking this news seriously, and that Watsuki expresses deep regret. The publisher added that it has not decided what to do with Watsuki’s manga volumes already in print, because the matter is still under discussion.

Watsuki first launched Rurouni Kenshin in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1994. The manga has more than 60 million copies in print.

Most recently, Watsuki and his novelist wife/story collaborator Kaoru Kurosaki launched the Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc (Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Hokkaido-hen) in Shueisha’s Jump SQ. magazine in September 2017. VIZ Media is simultaneously publishing the manga in English.

Source: ANN

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