New Release Books by Nobuhiro Watsuki

Nobuhiro Watsuki is the author of Rurouni Kenshin (4-in-1 Edition), Vol. 9 (2019), Gun Blaze West, Vol. 3 (2013), Buso Renkin, Vol. 9 (2012), Buso Renkin, Vol. 8 (2012) and other 117 books.

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Rurouni Kenshin (4-in-1 Edition), Vol. 9

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Rurouni Kenshin (4-in-1 Edition), Vol. 9
The beloved landmark tale of a Meiji-era swordsman’s quest for redemption. Action, romance and historical intrigue help make Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin, the tale of a wandering swordsman set against the backdrop of the Meiji Restoration, one of the most popular manga titles of all time! FINAL VOLUME! Felled by grief, Kenshin is powerless to stop Enishi’s conquest of Tokyo. His friends struggle to fill in, with Yahiko taking on the criminal powerhouse Kujiranami and Sanosuke defending the city from yakuza. But without Kenshin, the dream of a new Japan founded on peace will never be realized. In the misery of the Fallen Village, Kenshin must somehow find hope…and lift his sakabato for the final time!

Gun Blaze West, Vol. 3

release date: Jul 09, 2013
Gun Blaze West, Vol. 3
Final Volume! Viu Bannes continues his journey with rope master Will Johnston and knife-throwing Colice. This final volume has the gang up against multiple powerhouses--an eye patch-wearing tough guy with a mechanical arm and an army of armored knights! Has Viu trained enough to defeat them all and make it to Gun Blaze West?! -- VIZ Media

Buso Renkin, Vol. 9

release date: Nov 19, 2012
Buso Renkin, Vol. 9
While investigating the mystery of the black kakugane, Kazuki, Tokiko and Gouta unexpectedly meet up with Alexandria and Victoria, the wife and daughter of the traitorous Victor. Alexandria and Victoria explain that a cure for the effects of the black kakugane exists, but it comes with a steep price. Now Kazuki faces a grave choice: Can he afford to pay...or will he find that he can''t afford not to? -- VIZ Media

Buso Renkin, Vol. 8

release date: Oct 15, 2012
Buso Renkin, Vol. 8
Kazuki and Tokiko are on the run from the hunters of the Alchemist Warriors! Tokiko, now reduced to the size of a doll, fights alongside Kazuki and Gouta as they take on three of the hunters and Captain Bravo himself, whose past is finally revealed! As Kazuki and Captain Bravo''s battle draws to a close, another Warrior Chief appears, as well as a man calling himself the Great Warrior Chief. What will it mean for Kazuki and his friends? -- VIZ Media

Buso Renkin, Vol. 7

release date: Sep 17, 2012
Buso Renkin, Vol. 7
Kazuki''s black kakugane, which powers his Buso Renkin weapon and keeps him alive, will soon advance to the point where it begins draining life from others around him. Teaming up with his partner Tokiko, Kazuki leaves on a mission to find out more about the black kakugane in hopes of keeping this from happening. Meanwhile they encounter an elite group of Alchemist Warriors that have been assigned to hunt them down and kill them! -- VIZ Media

Buso Renkin, Vol. 6

release date: Aug 21, 2012
Buso Renkin, Vol. 6
Kazuki and Tokiko find themselves face to face with the legendary traitor of the Alchemist Warriors. The traitor, Victor, has a black kakugane for a heart, giving him the ability to drain energy from any humans in the area and increase his own strength. Then Kazuki discovers that he too has a black kakugane inside him. A fierce battle ensues, pitting the two owners of the rare black kakugane against one another! -- VIZ Media

Buso Renkin, Vol. 4

release date: May 14, 2012
Buso Renkin, Vol. 4
Kazuki inadvertently reveals his identity as an Alchemist Warrior to the Hayasaka twins, members of the L.X.E. (League of Extraordinary Elects), when he activates his Buso Renkin in front of them. After Tokiko and Kazuki take on the twins in a late-night battle, they learn the location of the L.X.E. headquarters, and head there along with Captain Bravo. Intending to put an end to Dr. Butterfly''s organization, they discover that yet another evil plan has been set in motion... -- VIZ Media

Buso Renkin, Vol. 3

release date: Apr 23, 2012
Buso Renkin, Vol. 3
Never underestimate the power of underwear! With no battle gear to speak of besides his butterfly mask and skivvies, Papillon Mask survives a bitter duel against our boy Kazuki. Meanwhile, Papillon Mask''s great-great-grandfather Dr. Butterfly promises him the true powers of a humanoid homunculus, which includes the ability to use a Buso Renkin. Will Kazuki and Tokiko be able to fend off their very powerful--and eccentric--nemesis? -- VIZ Media

Buso Renkin, Vol. 2

release date: Apr 02, 2012
Buso Renkin, Vol. 2
With less than a week to go before the homunculus lodged in Tokiko''s waist reaches her brain, Kazuki and Tokiko search for the creator of the dreaded homunculi. But little do they know that the evil genius behind the human flesh-eating monsters is an eccentric, terminally ill student at Kazuki''s school! -- VIZ Media

Buso Renkin, Vol. 1

release date: Mar 19, 2012
Buso Renkin, Vol. 1
Talk about being at the wrong place at the wrong time! High school student Kazuki Muto had no clue what he was in for when he rescued damsel in distress Tokiko from a monster known as a "homunculus." Disguised as humans--who actually eat humans--homunculi are malevolent creatures that affix themselves to people''s brains, and once fully grown, the only thing that can annihilate them is a weapon called Buso Renkin! Follow the adventures of Kazuki after he discovers that it was actually Tokiko who saved his life by implanting a kakugane--an alchemical device that transforms into a buso renkin--to replace his heart! -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 28

release date: Dec 12, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 28
As the feared assassin of the Bakumatsu, Himura Kenshin killed in the name of the new era. As the rurouni of Meiji, he wielded a sakabatô to protect those who couldn''t protect themselves, all along holding true to his vow to never take another life. Now Kenshin''s fight with Enishi has entered its final stage, as has his quest for atonement. Will another life be required to complete the circle? The road of redemption has been a long one for the world-weary swordsman, but now that Kenshin has found the will to live, can he muster the strength to survive? Find out in the final, unforgettable volume of Nobuhiro Watsuki''s international manga sensation, Rurouni Kenshin. Exclusive double-sided poster inside! -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 27

release date: Nov 28, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 27
Kenshin and his comrades have finally discovered the location of Enishi''s island compound, but to free Kaoru from captivity, a good deal of fighting will be necessary. Woo Heishin, Enishi''s mysterious second-in-command, meets them on the beach and brings his deadly bodyguards, the Sû-shin or the "Four Stars," to serve as a welcoming committee. Yahiko, Sanosuke, Saitô and Aoshi dive into combat with Woo Heishin''s warriors as Kenshin prepares himself for his fateful, climactic duel with Enishi. Each of them a ferocious fighter, the Sû-shin are set on stopping Kenshin''s friends dead in their tracks. -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 8

release date: Oct 02, 2018
Rurouni Kenshin (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 8
The beloved landmark tale of a Meiji-era swordsman’s quest for redemption. Action, romance and historical intrigue help make Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin, the tale of a wandering swordsman set against the backdrop of the Meiji Restoration, one of the most popular manga titles of all time! Under attack by an alliance of warriors with grudges against Kenshin, the dojo battles on three fronts at once. Sanosuke takes on weapons expert Inui Banjin and his indestructible gauntlets. Yahiko faces off against Otowa Hyoko, who specializes in the secret techniques of assassination. And Kenshin has a rematch with the puppet master Gein, who’s invented a deadly new toy. All the while, Enishi, the architect of the attacks, watches the chaos from above…

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 25

release date: Oct 31, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 25
Kujiranami, the giant whose right arm Kenshin severed during the Bakumatsu, escapes from prison and goes on the rampage. He is armed with a frightening new weapon, and the police force is helpless against his wrath. One warrior has the courage to stand up to him: Myôjin Yahiko, Kenshin''s youthful ward and Kaoru''s only student in Kamiya Kasshin-ryû. And while it''s true that Yahiko''s skill has increased, will he alone be able to stop a deranged Kujiranami? If Kenshin doesn''t do something quick, this will certainly be Yahiko''s greatest--and last--battle! -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 23

release date: Oct 03, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 23
In order to discover more about the relationship that binds Kenshin and Enishi, Saitô Hajime makes a surprise appearance at Kamiya Dojo--only to find the aftermath of Kenshin, Sanosuke, and Yahiko''s desperate life-or-death battles with Enishi''s cabal of fighters. One member of the "Six Comrades" remains standing--the mysterious and deadly Yatsume Mumyôi. Will the strength of Saitô Gatotsu be enough to fell this freakish warrior-of-the-shadows?! -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 22

release date: Sep 19, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 22
The ghosts of Kenshin''s past come to wreak havoc on his future as the fight is literally brought to the doorstep of Kamiya Dojo. Three great battles--three great warriors! Myôjin Yahiko, the student of swords not yet a man, takes on a fighter more than twice his age. Sagara Sanosuke, the free-wheeling street fighter, learns a new humility and becomes stronger for it. And Himura Kenshin, the former slayer of men, begins to see a way to atone for the sins of the hitokiri... -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 21

release date: Sep 05, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 21
Though he once killed in the name of the nascent Meiji government, even an infamous manslayer such as "Hitokiri Battôsai" might grow weary and vow never to kill again. As a new age dawns, there are those who yet cling to the ways of bloodshed, and see the days of peace and prosperity Kenshin and others like him fought so hard to bring forth as betrayal. In ten days'' time, the enemies of Kenshin will come for him, and all who stand beside him are in danger. Is the time of earthly justice truly at hand? -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 20

release date: Aug 22, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 20
To build a new age, must one truly be mad enough to turn from the extreme justice that political allegiance requires? Deep in the Japanese countryside, far from the gore-spattered streets of the capital, a man who never knew what happiness was begins a new life as husband to a woman who claims to have nowhere else to go. If a man cannot fight to protect the woman he loves, what will become of the nation? Can one woman alone be enough to hold back the madness? -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 7

release date: Jul 03, 2018
Rurouni Kenshin (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 7
The beloved landmark tale of a Meiji-era swordsman’s quest for redemption. Action, romance and historical intrigue help make Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin, the tale of a wandering swordsman set against the backdrop of the Meiji Restoration, one of the most popular manga titles of all time! In the aftermath of their battle for Japan’s future, Kenshin and his friends are ready to enjoy a hard-won peace. But the past isn’t finished with them. A new threat arises in the form of an army of vengeful warriors—each of whom has a grudge against Kenshin from his days as the ruthless assassin Battosai. Forced to face his old sins, Kenshin must find a way to make peace with the victim he most regrets hurting: his wife.

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 18

release date: Jul 25, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 18
He may be one of the "good guys" now (as Misao insists) but, even a month later, Kenshin still is haunted by Kyoto. How can he not be, when it was in Kyoto that, as the feared "Hitokiri Battôsai," he once made the streets flow red...? And yet, before he departs this place of so many memories, there are ghosts which must be put to rest. It''s said that, when strong feelings are attached to a particular wound, so long as those feelings persist, the scar will remain. How did Kenshin get that cross-shaped scar on his face, and who was it that gave it to him? -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 6

release date: Apr 03, 2018
Rurouni Kenshin (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 6
The beloved landmark tale of a Meiji-era swordsman’s quest for redemption. Action, romance and historical intrigue help make Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin, the tale of a wandering swordsman set against the backdrop of the Meiji Restoration, one of the most popular manga titles of all time! After a series of hard-won battles, Kenshin finally confronts Shishio, the twisted mastermind behind the plot to overthrow the government. The fate of Japan hangs in the balance as the two greatest swordsmen of the age face off. To survive, Kenshin must fight at full strength, which means breaking his vow never to kill again. If he wins Japan, he loses his soul…

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 8

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 8
In the 11th year of Meiji, on the day marked in the Western calendar as May 14th, time once again begins to flow. The shocking midday murder of Department of Internal Affairs Chief Ôûkubo a fait accompli, Kenshin leaves for Kyoto, scene of chaos and bloodshed--against the wishes of nearly everyone who knows him as the gentle "rurouni." Awaiting him there is Shishio Makoto, the hitokiri who replaced the cold-eyed assassin Himura Battôsai who forswore further killing and took up the reversed-blade sakabatô. But does Kenshin go to Kyoto for a duel...or for a death-match?! -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 5

release date: Jan 02, 2018
Rurouni Kenshin (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 5
The beloved landmark tale of a Meiji-era swordsman’s quest for redemption. Action, romance and historical intrigue help make Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin, the tale of a wandering swordsman set against the backdrop of the Meiji Restoration, one of the most popular manga titles of all time! With terrifying force, Shishio unleashes his army and his plot to conquer Japan. While Misao leads the ninja defense of Kyoto, Kenshin, Sanosuke and Sato take the battle to Shishio’s lair. Facing their most powerful foes yet at the center of an all-out war, will Team Kenshin have the willpower to fight on?

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 16

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 16
Is there such a thing as divine will or guidance...? Seta Sôjirô, stopping for a moment in mid-battle with Kenshin, may be beginning to think so. When Sôjirô made the fateful decision to ally with the monomaniacal Shishio Makoto, his family paid the ultimate price. But is the flesh of the weak truly the sustenance of the strong, as Shishio insists? Kenshin, whose Hiten Mitsurugi school places the protection of the helpless before all else, would surely disagree. In a world where might makes right only too often, what choice have "the wronged" but to wait for a savior? And when that savior comes too late...what then? -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 14

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 14
As the Juppongatana or "Ten Swords" move to attack those at Aoi-Ya (Kaoru, Yahiko, Misao, and the rest of the Kyoto-based spy clan), Kenshin--accompanied by Sanosuke and Saitô--squares off against one of his most powerful opponents yet: Shinomori Aoshi, former Okashira or "head" of the Oniwabanshû. Bound by promises to both return Misao''s "Aoshi-sama" to her safely, and to face Shinomori himself in a climactic, decisive battle, the time is now to learn once and for all who has the will to live, who has the will to die...and who has the will to fight. -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 15

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 15
At the madman Shishio Makoto''s headquarters, the long-delayed duel between Kenshin and Shinomori Aoshi concludes, while at Aoi-Ya, those left behind wage their own, desperate battle against Shishio''s Juppongatana or "Ten Swords." The strength of one swordsman in particular seems monstrous, and defeat imminent...that is, until Kenshin''s former Hiten Mitsurugi master, Hiko Seijûrô, takes the field. Will the respect of one warrior for another succeed where all else has failed? Elsewhere, Kenshin and Sôjirô cross swords at last. Although well-matched, Kenshin''s victory is by no means certain... -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 6

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 6
Kenshin''s battle with Raijûta to decide the fate of Meiji Era swordsmanship is coming to a head. One fact is quickly becoming apparent: Raijûta will stop at nothing to ensure the supremacy of his own school of sword-fighting! Reunited with a member of the former Sekihô Army--that doomed civilian unit--Sanosuke runs into trouble of his own. Old alliances are challenged when a plan to topple the current government by any means necessary is shared...and as his friend puts it, Sano''s either "in," or "in the way." Plus a bonus installment containing the first story Nobuhiro Watsuki ever published! -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 9

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 9
A glimpse of the new Japan if the mad ambitions of Shishio Makoto should succeed is revealed when Kenshin arrives in Kyoto and meets him at last...although the epic battle between them will have to wait. Pitted against Shishio''s soldiers, Kenshin''s reversed-edge sakabatô is broken--can it be reforged? Should it be reforged? For time has once again begun to flow, and violence once more washes over the land. Although Kenshin has abandoned the ways of the hitokiri and has sworn to take life no longer, a new assassin has now arisen--one whose taste for blood and thirst for power knows no bounds... -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 11

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 11
With Misao''s help, Kaoru finally manages to locate Kenshin in Kyoto--at the home of Hiko Seijûrô, his master in the school of Hiten Mitsurugi. Having convinced his master to resume (complete) his training, Kenshin assumes the role of pupil once more, while elsewhere in Kyoto, other forces come together. There is the arrival of Shinomori Aoshi, soon approached by the men of Shishio Makoto to join their cause; there is the arrival also of Saitô Hajime, who comes to free Sano from jail and also to join him in questioning "Ten Swords" member Chô. The truth of Shishio''s plan for Japan is beginning to be unveiled... -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 12

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 12
As Kenshin continues his re-education at the hand of his master in Hiten Mitsurugi, Hiko Seijûrô, he looks back also to the first, early years of that training...including the moment in his life in which he changed his name to "Kenshin." Meanwhile, the remaining members of the Juppongatana , or "Ten Swords," arrive in Kyoto, while the first phase of Shishio Makoto''s plan for Japan finally gets underway. While Misao and the Oniwabanshu plan how best to pool their resources to stop Shishio from setting Kyoto ablaze, Kenshin, Sano, and Saitô--now reunited--must consider their own next course of action. -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 3

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 3
"Spider''s Web"...like ordinary opium, but better processed. Half the cost to produce, but twice the profits! To the people of Aizu, Takani Megumi was a daughter in a famous family of doctors, in which everyone--women and children alike--studied medicine. But to grasping industrialist Takeda Kanryû, she is the hen who lays the golden egg--the only one who knows the Spider''s Web formula! To stay with Kanryû is to send even more to their deaths. But to stay with Kenshin and the others is to invite theirs... -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 13

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 13
The Great Kyoto Fire behind them (and casualties relatively slight), Kenshin and the others consider their next move. The Oniwabanshu may indeed be allies this time ("Now there''s a weird twist," as Sano says), but their leader, Shinomori Aoshi, is not. Is Kenshin truly, as it is claimed, the only one who can bring peace to the former Okashira or "head" of the Kyoto-based spy group...? Elsewhere, madman Shishio Makoto has made his own plans for Kenshin and the others, plans involving a "man-to-man," death match-style battle to the finish... -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 10

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 10
His sakabato broken in battle, Kenshin seeks out the man who forged it--Arai Shakkû--only to be turned away. Seikû, son of the legendary swordsmith, had for a time been continuing his father''s work (the forging of katana, meant for killing), but has since given up that calling and spends his time making humble cooking knives. Respecting Seikû''s wishes, Kenshin leaves without the desired blade...but not before Shishio''s spies learn that Shakkû has forged one last sword. Meanwhile, Shishio arrives in Kyoto with orders for his ten generals or "Ten Swords" to join him and put into motion a plan to take over Japan. Chô, one of Shishio''s "swords," learns early of Shakkû''s final blade and determines to secure it at any cost. Now, armed only with his broken sakabatô, Kenshin must face Chô in battle... -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 7

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 7
The Shinsengumi--fearsome and formidable protectors of the Shôgunate. Kenshin knows them well, having done battle with them during the final days of the Meiji Restoration. One man in particular--Saitô Hajime, captain of the third unit--lingers in Kenshin''s mind. Now an officer of the law and known as "Fujita Gorô," Saitô arrives on the steps of the Kamiya Dojo, challenging Kenshin to a duel that will force a reawakening of Kenshin''s own past. But the confrontation with Saitô is just the beginning of something much larger, something that will involve the future of the new Japan... -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 4

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 4
Shinomori Aoshi was once the leader of Edo Castle''s elite guard, the Oniwabanshû. But with the fighting at an end and the shôgunate overthrown, the brilliant Aoshi and his four most loyal onmitsu, or spies, find themselves without a home or a purpose. When fighting is your life, loyalty to those lost ideals (and to the man who most symbolized them) may be the one thing left. But Megumi''s life is at stake, and however sympathetic Kenshin may feel, he will fight on, to the last man if necessary... -- VIZ Media

Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 5

release date: Jul 09, 2011
Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 5
Isurugi Raijûta, a truly old-school swordsman, comes to Kenshin and requests his aid in reforming the state of swordsmanship schools, or kenjutsu dojo, in Japan. Although Kenshin is intrigued by Raijûta''s ideals (chiefly, that there is a need for a nation-wide, unifying school), Raijûta''s plan to "weed out" the schools he deems unfit is not in accordance with Kenshin''s deepest-held beliefs. Given the choice of either joining Raijûta''s "Shinko-ryû" movement or dying, Kenshin walks away, choosing neither. But Raijûta isn''t willing to let Kenshin off the hook so easily... -- VIZ Media
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