Watsuki first launched his 28-volume Rurouni Kenshin manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1994.
The new story, titled Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc (Rurouni Kenshin, Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Hokkaido-hen) in Japan, will debut in Shueisha’s Jump SQ. on the same day.
This week’s issue of Viz Media’s digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that the magazine will publish the new Rurouni Kenshin arc beginning next Monday.
Watsuki and his wife Kaoru Kurosaki published a two-chapter prologue titled “Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido-hen Jomaku: Ashitarō Zenka Ari” (Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido Arc Prologue: The Criminal Ashitaro) for the manga in the Jump SQ. magazine last November and December.