WARNING: The following contains sensitive content, including discussion of pedophilia. The repercussions for his crime were quickly implemented. The artist is best known for creating Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story. The issue went on sale June 4th, and featured the main character Himura Kenshin on the cover. Rurouni Kenshin returns after creator Nobuhiro Watsuki charged with child pornography Popular series Rurouni Kenshin has finally made it’s return. In Japan, Watsuki faces prison time for the crime.

The artist was arrested … Rurouni Kenshin tells the story of a former assassin named Kenshin Himura who has dedicated his life to atoning his past sins. /s, http://time.com/2892728/japan-finally-bans-child-pornography/. According to the Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office, a summary of Watsuki’s indictment has been filed (via ANN) with the court. It inspired a well-loved anime series as well as several movies, in both animated and live-action formats. The pornography was discovered last October with other materials. A new story arc for the “Rurouni Kenshin” manga had previously been announced, with Watsuki overseeing its production.

Shueisha has put the series on hiatus as the title was serializing its ‘Hokkaido’ arc before Watsuki was arrested. According to the Japan Times, satellite TV channel NECO has cancelled the back to back screenings of the three live action movies it had planned for Saturday. We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Yahoo Japan states police uncovered Watsuki’s collection of pornography while digging into another related case. Nobuhiro Watsuki, creator of the hit manga Rurouni Kenshin, has been charged with possession of child pornography. Subscribe to Variety Newsletters and Email Alerts! What do you think about Watsuki's punishment?

Yomiuri Shimbun adds that during another child pornography case, suspicions that Watsuki had purchased illicit DVDs featuring underage girls surfaced.

To find out more, please click this link. Shueisha the publisher of the weekly manga collection “Jump Square” went on to announce in May that Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc would be making it’s return. There has been no word from Shueisha about Watsuki’s arrest and charges.

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