About the Author
Nobuhiro Watsuki earned international accolades for his first major manga series, Rurouni Kenshin
, about a wandering swordsman in Meiji Era Japan. Serialized in Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump
from 1994 to 1999, Rurouni Kenshin
quickly became a worldwide sensation, inspiring a spin-off short story ("Yahiko no Sakabato"), an animated TV series, and several animated movies. Watsuki's latest series, Buso Renkin
, also available in English from VIZ Media, began publication in Weekly Shonen Jump
in June 2003.