Both Chapters of “Rurouni Kenshin” Spinoff Now Available in English

Last month, we mentioned that Viz’s Digital Shonen Jump would be filling some blank spaces in publication with an English run of a new Rurouni Kenshin spinoff. The wait is over… and if you’re a subscriber, you’re ready to roll.



Both parts of The Ex-Con Ashitaro, created by Nobuhiro Watsuki and his wife Kaoru Kurosaki, is now available in English for digital Shonen Jump subscribers. The spinoff introduces Ashitaro Hasegawa, a criminal recently released from a Tokyo prison.


If you’re not a subscriber, you can buy each issue a la carte for 99 cents.



The big news of this spinoff is that it’s not just a tiny twofer — there’s more Kenshin to come. This story serves as a prelude to The Hokkaido Arc, coming soon!


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Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, runs social media and interviews for (Re)Generation Who, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl’s Flower. She blogs at and tweets @RubyCosmos.