I didn’t expect to this news in the morning. It seems like Kenshin will be back in June. After being charged for harboring child pornography at work and home and being charged for 200,000 yen ($1,870), Rurouni Kenshin is expected to come back in Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan.
June 4th will be the day where the Hokkaido Arc will resume. According to the Shonen Jump editorial department, the team gave a huge apology to anyone who was involved and had concerns about the manga. The department mentioned Rurouni Kenshin creator Nobuhiro Watsuki and revealed that Watsuki took this hiatus and reflect and remorse for his crimes.
So it looks like after the terrible news before, the creator regrets what he did and he is hoping he be forgiven. Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido Arc will be back in June 4th in Japan. This will also mean, American readers will be able to read the manga too.
Remember the recent news about the author of Rurouni Kenshin and his crime on child pornography? I got an update today about his crime and punishment.
Recently reported today, the Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office filed an indictment on the creator of the manga Nobuhiro Watsuki (his real name is Nobuhiro Nishiwaki). The Tokyo Summary Court has ordered Watsuki to pay a fine for his crime for the price of 200,000 yen (in American dollars, that’s $1,900). Watsuki must now pay for the things he did.
If you don’t know what I am talking about, Reported in the fall of 2017 (In October), the police in Japan reported and arrested Watsuki for possessing DVDs of child pornography in his office. Police also found he had pornography in his home as well that goes way back in July 2015. Even Watsuki admitted that the underage girls (ages in late elementary and second year middle school) look attracted.
In result for his crime, the recent and new Rurouni Kenshin manga, The Hokkaido Arc, will be indefinite hiatus and it’s unknown if it will come back.
Don’t you hate it when you wake and you get bad news? I do and here is what is going on.
Recently announced today from Shueisha, Jump SQ will not be releasing any Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc chapters for a while. As a matter of fact, this series is going to be on indefinite hiatus! If the series is on hiatus in Japan, that means fans in America will also miss out on Kenshin.
Why you may ask?
The reason why the series is on indefinite hiatus is because it is reported by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police that the manga creator Nobuhiro Watsuki is charged for possession of child pornography. According to authorities, Watsuki had more child porn in his office and hidden away recently in October. The porn he had was in DVDs and it was about young girls in early teens. Watsuki comments about it by saying, “liked girls in late elementary school to around the second year of middle school.”
Police also found more in his home which dates back to 2015. For Watsuki’s crime, he is entailed for a year of imprisonment and has to pay a fine of 1 million yen (in USA currency it is $8,800).
Now with this said, Watsuki later expresses his deep sorrow and regrets ever doing the crime. With this crime now, it’s going to be a long time until Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc to come back.
High school student Kazuki Muto thinks he’s saving a girl from a monster, but it turns out that he’s the one who needs saving! Kazuki is killed while fighting a homunculus, a malevolent creature that feeds on humans. The girl, Tokiko Tsumura, revives him by replacing his heart with an alchemical device called a kakugane. With this device Kazuki can create his own Buso Renkin, an alchemical weapon in the form of a huge lance, capable of destroying homunculi. With his new weapon in hand, Kazuki decides to join forces with Tokiko to eliminate the homunculi and destroy their master, the strange and eccentric Papillon Masked Creator!
Welcome to the Meiji Era. Japan is a land experiencing times of troubled peace and renewal after a long and bloody civil war. Swords and killing are outlawed, but all is not as well as it would seem. Lurking in the shadows are many survivors of the revolution awaiting their chance for vengeance. Only the former government assassin, Kenshin Himura can keep the peace. Kenshin gives up the life of “Battousai The Man Slayer” and sets off as a lone wanderer. His travels lead to the Kamiya Dojo where he discovers the chance to start life over.
This is a new, revised version. This will not have spoilers and will cover 3 seasons of the anime.
Kaoru goes to the harbor every day to see if Kenshin has returned. After a while, she starts looking back at her life with Kenshin and all the things that have happened. Taking place after the series has ended, it is mostly told in the point of view of Kamiya Kaoru. After their marriage Kenshin continues to wander, sick with an unknown disease. Kaoru, wanting to share the pain with Kenshin, asks Kenshin to infect her with the disease as well. However, because of Kenshin’s prolonged absence, his son Kenji, becomes a troubled teenager that seeks out Hiko in order to become an even better swordsman than his father ever was.