As Rohan, a young Japanese manga artist, is drawing, he meets a mysterious, beautiful woman who tells him of a cursed 200-year-old painting. The painting was created using the blackest ink ever known, which came from a 1,000-year-old tree that the painter had cut down without the approval of the Emperor. The painter was executed for this, but the painting was saved from destruction by a curator of the Louvre. A decade later, Rohan visits Paris and asks the museum to unearth the painting from deep within its archives—but he is completely unprepared for the power of the curse he has unleashed.
Kishibe Rohan Louvre e Iku was the first manga by Japanese mangaka displayed in the Louvre museum. It's also the first full color manga Araki has ever done. The beginning pages of the manuscript were displayed from January 22 to April 13, 2009, as a part of the "Little Design Exhibition: Manga World Showed in Louvre (The Louvre invites the comics)," and later released in France as Rohan au Louvre by Futuropolis on April 29, 2010. The manga was later serialized in Japan in Ultra Jump magazine from April to June 2010 issue and released by Shueisha on May 27, 2011. It was also published in English as Rohan at the Louvre by NBM Publishing on April 1, 2012.