Rurouni Kenshin Ibun: Ashitarou Zenka-ari
Rurouni Kenshin Side Story: The Ex-Con Ashitaro
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Rurouni Kenshin Ibun: Ashitarou Zenka-ari

Alternative Titles

English: Rurouni Kenshin Side Story: The Ex-Con Ashitaro
Synonyms: Rurouni Kenshin Variant Story: The Criminal Ashitarou
Japanese: -るろうに剣心・異聞-明日郎 前科アリ


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 2
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 4, 2016 to Dec 2, 2016
Genres: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai, ShounenShounen
Authors: Watsuki, Nobuhiro (Story & Art), Kurosaki, Kaoru (Story)
Serialization: Jump SQ.


Score: 7.061 (scored by 307307 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #68792
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #11722
Members: 771
Favorites: 13
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The manga tells the story of a new character named Ashitarou Hasegawa, who had been held in a Tokyo prison for committing a certain crime. After being released, he encounters Aran Inoue, a boy his age, as well as a mysterious girl who had been waiting for Ashitarou's release.


Rurouni Kenshin Ibun: Ashitarou Zenka-ari was published in English as Rurouni Kenshin Side Story: The Ex-Con Ashitaro in VIZ Media's digital Weekly Shonen Jump.

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Jan 29, 2017
Mentroxene (All reviews)
As a stand alone story, The Ex-Con Ashitaro is by all rights a 7 in score. But as part of the Rurouni Kenshin series, as a continuation and a prequel, it's a fantastic 9.

Our spin-off sequel brings to us our protagonist Ashitaro, a spunky starving ex-rebel who was imprisoned for dining and dashing, and his newfound companion businessman Aran, both recently released from prison. The story jumps off by introducing us to it's main conflict: that being, Ashitaro stole something from Shishio Makoto's organization before its downfall, with the remaining rebel forces more than willing to kill Ashitaro to gain it back.

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